Diner Style Meatloaf FTW!

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There are some dinners that seem out of place if you have them at home, dinners with a “blue-plate special” appeal to them. Hot turkey or hot roast beef sandwiches, Shepherd’s pie, and liver and onions are just a few of the daily specials we might expect to see when stopping at a favourite truck stop or diner. And perhaps at the top of that list is meatloaf, a much loved comfort food that is almost impossible for most meat-eaters to resist. Continue »



Meatballs for All

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Spring is finally here yet the menacing threat of snow is still in the air, so it’s time to cram in the last of those starchy comfort foods while you still can. As it’s soon going to be salad city, this might be your last chance to jump on the gravy train. Continue »



A Hot Pot For A Cold Night

 

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It’s happening. The cold weather, I mean. It’s here. And what better way to warm up your house and your loved ones than a Hot Pot for supper. Or lunch, it doesn’t matter, just as long as it’s good and hot! Continue »



How To Stuff A Bitter Melon

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Bitter melon is the kind of thing one either loves or hates, there is no in-between. And, as is often the case, those who love it, really love it. Here is a recipe for a Vietnamese soup that might set you on a path to becoming a bitter melon lover yourself.  Continue »



The Best Dumpling In The World…

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A bold statement to be sure, but one made nonetheless by Roads & Kingdoms Executive Editor Anup Kaphle in his latest newsletter to readers.

If you’re not familiar with R&K, it is a James Beard award winning publication started by some serious journalists, foreign correspondents from Time magazine no less, who wanted to focus on food and politics. They can count Anthony Bourdain on their editorial board, where he oversees a longform series called Dispatched. It is the most exciting globe-trotting food writing being published anywhere right now.

Longform journalism is great and all, but I lured you in here with talk of dumplings, so let’s get back to that… Continue »