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Smoky Tomato Ketchup

A grown-up version of a favourite condiment I’ve always had a bit of a love-hate relationship with ketchup. I cannot imagine eating a burger or hotdog without a generous squeeze of ketchup, but I find it a little unsettling to … Continue reading

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Lean and Lovely Sloppy Joes

I don’t know about you, but I’m really not a fan of ketchup, except with burgers, hot dogs or French fries. Its overly-sweet taste seems to overwhelm anything to which it’s added and in addition to all that sugar, I … Continue reading

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Russian Meatballs (Tefteli) in Cream Sauce

Meatballs are a staple in many different cultures and have been served up across the globe since Roman times. In Russia, Tefteli are popular as comfort food and are typically served with boiled or fried potatoes rather than with pasta … Continue reading

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Contemporary Cottage Pie

I grew up eating Shepherd’s Pie without understanding much about its history. It turns out that what many people call Shepherd’s Pie is actually Cottage Pie – a dish from 19th century England. Typically made of seasoned, minced beef mixed … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with spicy pork or wild boar sauce

I first tasted a version of this dish during a magical trip to attend a cooking school in Tuscany (thanks, Mom!) 16 years ago. That trip marked the beginning of the enduring food-intensive phase of my life and opened my … Continue reading

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