On Stealing Butter and Canada’s Consequential Cultural Disdain For Fine Dining

The folks at Imbibe round up a list of great gift ideas for the drink-lovers in your life.

Munchies visits the tomato canning wizards of San Marzano.

David McMillan and Fred Morin of Montreal’s acclaimed Joe Beef have released their second cookbook and it looks to be preparing us for for the end of times.

Punch explores the growing industry that wants to find the ultimate hangover cure.

It’s finally here! The highly anticipated Como Taperia is set to open this week. Take a look inside!

If you’re looking for a festive cocktail to share in good company this holiday season, consider heading to Anh and Chi to try their winter-inspired punch.

The great butter heist of 2018! Two men in Coquitlam were caught stealing $1400 worth of butter (and apparently one of them is a suspect in three other butter-based thefts).

One woman, a notorious Italian restaurant in Burnaby, a 63.2 ounce plate of pasta (plus meatballs) and the determined pursuit of victory…in the form of a pen.

With the recent opening of its 8th restaurant, The Vancouver Sun’s Mia Stainsby heads to Tacofino Ocho to check out the new menu that makes good use of this location’s wood stone charcoal grill.

Step away from the romaine lettuce, folks. I promise the rampant e-coli is not worth the momentary joy of a caesar salad at this time.

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @almiefood and a lovely spread of coffee and pastry from Thomas Haas:

 

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New research from the US shows that fewer immigrant families are enrolling in federal food assistance programs, possibly out of of fear that it could impact their immigration status.

“New, preliminary research presented this month at the American Public Health Association conference shows that the drop was highest for for families who have been in the U.S. for fewer than five years. It’s a reflection of what Harvest Public Media and other outlets reported earlier this year: Some families may be choosing not to participate in federal benefit programs out of fear that it could impact their immigration status.”

The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner on the curious corner of Reddit wherein you can post a photo of the inside of your fridge and, based on its contents, members will guess their way to a surprisingly accurate profile of who you are.

For the 14th year in a row, not a single Canadian restaurants has been featured in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The National Post has a few guesses as to why we keep missing the mark.

“It has nothing to do with poutine, an international conspiracy against chefs that say “eh,” or the expertise present in kitchens across Canada. Instead, the answer is simple, although it’s not one we’re likely to enjoy: Canadian restaurants aren’t recognized outside of Canada because they’re made for Canadians, and Canadians have neglected to create room for fine dining in this country.”

If you want to check out who did make the cut, here’s a full list of the winners announced this past week.

On the other hand, Thrillist makes a solid argument for why the all of these “best of” lists have the potential to cause more harm than good.

If you plan on deep-frying a turkey this holiday season, please watch this video first to avoid potential turkey-based explosions.

Another one to add to the shelf: San Francisco bar owner and author Thad Vogler details his search for rare spirits in By The Smoke and The Smell.

From chefs to restaurant owners and activists to writers, The Observer shares their current picks for the 55 most influential people in food and drink.

Looking for work in the industry? Check out who’s hiring.

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