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  • simonathibault 10:12 am on September 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    The Return Of Read Up On It 

    After a summer hiatus, Read Up On It returns to Passable, delivering some of the best and most interesting food stories found online. Take a bite into the news with these links:

    Dead Coffee

    • Watson, the super computer created by IBM, concocted a cocktail called, what else, The Big Blue Hurricane. (via Gizmodo)
    • And finally, why we eat what we eat, and what is says about you, as a person, and as a member of a culture. (via HuffPo)
  • simonathibault 7:09 pm on September 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Au Revoir, Assis Toi 

    And so, it is with a heavy heart, and a bit of a buzz that I say goodbye to this season’s edition of  Assis Toithe series.


    To finish the series off, I met up with Passable contributor, Melissa Buote. She had introduced me to a wonderful cocktail called The Trinidad Sour at The Field Guide.  The catch: the cocktail is made with an entire ounce of Angostura Bitters.

    Take a listen as Melissa and The Field Guide’s bartender, Shane, tell us why a cocktail made with such a bracing amount of bitters is actually one of the most balanced cocktails you will ever try.  You can also download the podcast from iTunes.

    I’d like to thank all of the chefs, home cooks, and food lovers who helped make this series possible:

    • Melissa Buote and the gang from Field Guide for laughing and getting me tipsy
    • And last but not least, the producers at Information Morning in Halifax, Sydney, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, and Island Morning in PEI for giving me another opportunity to tell stories from all sorts of kitchen tables. Special thanks to Diane Paquette for spearheading the project, Jerry West and Margot Brunelle for helping me with vetting, and Christina Harnett, who wasn’t afraid to tell me to re-write a script.
  • MB 8:57 pm on September 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Big Day Downtown: People's Choice 

    Another summer, another Big Day Downtown. Every Summer the Downtown Halifax Business Commission bribes a bunch of bloggers to write nice things about the downtown core with $150 credit card. For one beautiful afternoon we get to happily turn a blind eye to the crumbling facades of empty buildings that Starfish Properties continues to collect in their seemingly endless endeavour to create an empty husk of a city and, at least in Passable’s case, focus on eating everything in our path.

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  • simonathibault 8:59 am on September 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Assis Toi: Fermentation Fun 

    I didn’t believe it when I heard that Sandor Katz was coming to Halifax.

    One of Katz's books

    One of Katz’s books

    The author of The Art Of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation recently paid a visit to Nova Scotia to teach classes on fermentation, including classes at enVie and the Wolfville Farmers Market.

    Katz is pretty much known as THE guy to talk to about fermentation in North America, and so his coming to the province was a big coup to those of us who live for sauerkraut, kefirs, and kimchis. And so I was very excited to have the opportunity to sit down with him and chat about fermentation. Take a listen to it here via Information Morning Nova Scotia’s website or download the podcast.

    Next week is my last edition of Assis Toi, so stay tuned for a little nightcap (hint hint).

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