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Joshua Whitehead brings "authentic" blood pudding to school for Culturama. Read more

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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. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Found poetry from Pillsbury Kitchens' Family Cookbook. Read more

POETRY

Shared family memories of burnt baked goods. Read more

Dispatches

Headlines featuring crack-smoking mayors and election fraudsters. Read more

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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. Read more

POETRY

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

Postcard Story Contest

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

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

Dispatches

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

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

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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. Read more

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

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

Reviews

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

Dispatches

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

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

Dispatches

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