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Sheila's alma mater is doing food education right with Bistro 67, a teaching restaurant that is putting food from the field first and foremost. 

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This week's episode is a review of The Devil's Picnic by Montreal author Taras Gresco... an exploration of forbidden foods in various cultures.

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This week's episode is a book review of Anthony Bourdain's Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.  Check it out!

Medium Raw on HarperCollins (Canada) - http://www.harpercollins.ca/books/Medium-Raw-Anthony-Bourdain/

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This episode had to be re-recorded three times and then Sheila had to recreate the Outro since our hard drive crashed last week, so hopefully everyone enjoys this episode. Also, this is the first time we've recorded an episode on Tracy's iPod, so if you like the quality of it, let us know in an e-mail or facebook wall post. We'll be going on vacation next week, so as usual, the podcast remains irregular. Enjoy!

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Ep 57 - Cereal

20Sep10

This week's episode covers a favourite of all school age people, whether you're going to kindergarden or college - CEREAL!  We discuss healthy vs. sugary cereal, The Road To Wellville and how cold cereals were invented and a certain cereal bar that seems like a hippy/beatnik place but has a very different agenda behind it.  Enjoy!

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This week's episode is a book review of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential.  It's exploitational, but we can't necessarily say over-exaggerated.  This episode isn't rated as "clean" because the book makes numerous references to alcohol and drug use, as well a informal dalliances with the opposite sex (I think I said that as polite as I possibly could).  An entertaining read from someone who really has been there and done that (probably a few times), Boudain's Kitchen Confidential is the flag ship of restaurant exposés, that have influenced many others to write their own memoirs of how things really are in the kitchens of restaurants.

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This is a bit of a pot porri, with a short review about a great Persian place in Oshawa called Cyrus, discussion of french presses, fresh made Naan bread from Indian Biyani in Toronto and how to make a tandoori oven right in your own back yard (please follow all local and fire safety laws!).

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This episode is a book review on Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica.  It took us over 3 sessions to get this episode down, but felt that there were some really great points to discuss about the Western practice of tipping, even if we didn't necessarily always agree with The Waiter.  Thanks for joining us in our first episode back from our July hiatus!  We hope you enjoy it, and continue to listen!

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Ep 49 - aZian

08Jun10

Usually we avoid trendy places, instead looking for great food at affordable prices - well, aZian seems to offer all three under one roof, as well as one of our favourite cuisines - Asian!

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We like to think of ourselves as being culinary adventurous, but travel costs a lot of money, so until we get a radio or TV show we have to make due with the magic of books to transport us to exotic edibles and forbidden foods.  Tom's book (believe us, Mr. Bowles, it's better we refer to you informally in the show so we'll stop butchering your last name) is just the ticket to reading about dishes that you could only imagine yourself eating (or not eating).

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