dish-wine---oct-23

Grapes of Wrath

The wine world has its share of ghoulish and gory stories, and there’s no better time to check them out than Halloween. So, pop a cork (preferably from one of the sinister-themed bottles below)...
// Meaghan Baxter

Standout soup

Cố Đô Huế is one member of Edmonton’s seemingly bottomless supply of Vietnamese eateries, doing business out of an inconspicuous spot in one of our similarly bottomless supply of strip malls. I...
//Eden Munro

The heat (should be) on

When it comes to chocolate, raw is not better. The raw food diet is one of many recent food crazes, and it works pretty much exactly as it sounds: raw foodists eat only raw foods, foregoing anything ...
dish-beer---oct-16-copy

An unlikely match

Beer and chocolate are not normally viewed as a good mix. Beer is known for its graininess and hop bitterness, neither of which are particularly well-matched to chocolate—some darker beers do pair we...

FAQ: Chocolate

What is chocolate? Chocolate is the processed form of the seeds of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), a tropical evergreen native to the Amazon basin. Humans have been consuming chocolate in some form...
// Eden Munro

For the love of chocolate

Drop that Hedgehog—fine chocolate isn’t even in the same category as the mass-produced commercial stuff. Chocolate comes in a vast range of quality: if you think Pot of Gold is as good as it ge...

Autumn pairings for food and wine

The fall harvest brings a bounty of seasonal foods and the rapidly cooling weather is a sign that it’s definitely time to shift wine habits. Here’s a guide to food and wine pairings throu...
// Eden Munro

Café Del Sol

If online reviews are anything to go by, the quality of the dining experience at Café Del Sol might be one of the most polarizing issues of our time. People—the ones who post comments online, anyway—...
//Charlie Biddiscombe

All is fair in love and restaurant reviews

Flag down the server or post a nasty review online? Yelp, Urbanspoon, Open Table, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter: a large section of social media is devoted to restaurant criticism; if you have a bad meal...