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BC Distilled and Canadian cocktails

As the festival of BC's craft distilleries approaches, I ponder books on liquor and consider some crazy delicious recipes. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Found poetry from Pillsbury Kitchens' Family Cookbook. more

POETRY

Shared family memories of burnt baked goods. more

Dispatches

Headlines featuring crack-smoking mayors and election fraudsters. more

Dispatches

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Photo by Kevin Schmidt, courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

A series of poems about untangled seal guts and elusive hares in the Arctic tundra. more

POETRY

Beware Fashionable Dog Ladies in this honourable mention in the 9th Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

A childhood memory of crispy golden fries made during a thunderstorm. more

Prose 2 Comments

A writer uncovers a family connection with a sweet English confection. more

Dispatches

Runner-up in the 1st Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

"Scallions are eaten raw by self-assertive people": Why S.K. Grant was surprised to discover The Joy of Cooking as a literary work. more

Reviews 1 Comments

Edith Iglauer invites Pierre Trudeau over for dinner and gets Barbara Streisand as a bonus. more

Dispatches

Becky McEachern reviews Michele Genest’s The Boreal Gourmet: Adventures in Northern Cooking, featuring a blend of the author's culinarily enlightened upbringing and indigenous northern Canadian ingredients. more

Reviews 3 Comments

Michael Hayward reviews Eat, Memory: Great Writers at the Table (Norton). more

Reviews 1 Comments

Michael Hayward reviews An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David (Grub Street). more

Reviews

Opa, you know that sometimes people say things, well, indirectly? They don’t say everything that they mean? more

Dispatches

A trip across the country, with didgeridoo and Trudeau too. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

A decadent feast of poetry; but what will it do to your heart? more

Dispatches

I'm always looking for the moment in which a character must stop to eat because, for me, the very mention of food humanizes a story. more

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