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A Slice of Naples in Niagara

A Slice of Naples in Niagara

Posted Nov 28th, 2018

Mario Cesta, co-owner of Pie'za Pizza in Niagara-on-the-Lake, is one of three pizzaiolos in Ontario to be certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) for making authentic Napoli-style pizza.

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Niagara's Olive Farmers

Niagara's Olive Farmers

Posted Aug 30th, 2018

George and Katherine Kubarakos are known around Niagara as the couple behind The Olive Oil Lady. They sell olives and olive oil from George's family grove in Sparta, Greece, each year at the Niagara Greek Festival, and it's entirely worth stocking up on both.

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How to Pair Beer and Food Like a Cicerone

How to Pair Beer and Food Like a Cicerone

Posted Jul 20th, 2018

Pairing beer with food doesn't have to be stressful. Suds are forgiving but there are definitely ways to bring out the best on your plate and in your glass.

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Meals Made for Chefs: Meet Staff Meal Niagara

Meals Made for Chefs: Meet Staff Meal Niagara

Posted Jan 15th, 2018

A Niagara-on-the-Lake duo has made it their mission to cook meals for time-pressed workers in the service industry. Meet Staff Meal Niagara.

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Pearl Morissette Making Inroads with Michelin

Pearl Morissette Making Inroads with Michelin

Posted Dec 16th, 2017

The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette played host to a Michelin on the Road dinner in December 2017, suggesting Canada is making inroads with the Michelin Guide.

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How to Make Potato Latkes that Geshmak

How to Make Potato Latkes that Geshmak

Posted Dec 12th, 2017

Potato latkes are a staple of Hanukkah or any time the craving for something hearty and deep-fried kicks in. Here's how to make potato latkes that geshmak.

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Beginner's Guide to Hot Pot

Beginner's Guide to Hot Pot

Posted Oct 14th, 2017

St. Catharines is home to two new hot pot restaurants. Here's a beginner's guide to hot pot for those who've never eaten fondue's big brother before.

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Artichokes: Your Antioxidant Fix

Artichokes: Your Antioxidant Fix

Posted Oct 5th, 2017

Artichokes are loaded with antioxidants to keep us healthy. But those aren't the only benefit of eating this cousin of the common thistle.

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A Chef's Knife and a Prayer: The Story of Chef Dave Hamer

A Chef's Knife and a Prayer: The Story of Chef Dave Hamer

Posted Sep 21st, 2017

Chef Dave Hamer and his wife, Carolyn, run River Spring Lodge, an inn in Darien Center, New York. They've devoted their lives to food and spirituality.

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How to Steep the Perfect Cup of Tea

How to Steep the Perfect Cup of Tea

Posted Sep 15th, 2017

Brewing the perfect cup of tea doesn't have to be difficult but there is an art to it. Here's how to steep the perfect cup of tea.

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