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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...

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...
// Eden Munro

A seamless experience

Tucked away in an improbably serene little nook of Oliver Square’s oceanic parking lot, Cibo Bistro cuts a prominent profile in the local resto-sphere. Perennially namechecked among the best re...
// Sarah Priestley

Operation fruit rescue

Edmonton’s got a hell of a lot of fruit. And every year, a huge proportion of it rots on the ground. Planted as lawn ornaments instead of food sources, apple trees and dozens of other fruit-bea...