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Robyn MacLean

PR professional turned food writer, Robyn is passionate about Asian cuisine, but can’t hold chopsticks the “proper” way to save her life (she blames it on being a lefty). When life allows it, she wanders the world primarily searching for food experiences, and believes that in order to truly discover the heart and soul of a destination’s food culture, you head straight for the street food. Although her heart belongs to Calgary, she is currently living in Houston, TX, sweating profusely and eating copious amounts of BBQ and Tex-Mex with her husband and two miniature humans.

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The long-overdue rise of Indigenous cuisine brings Canada back to its roots

Rich with tradition and history, Indigenous food tells the stories of the past using local, seasonal ingredients inspired by the lands and oceans.

Jun 21, 2019

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Canadian food DYK: Canadian ice cider unique to Québec's Eastern Townships

Ice wine isn't Canada's only celebrated "ice" beverage

Jun 21, 2019

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Canadian food DYK: Saskatchewan is the largest exporter of lentils

Canada is the world’s largest producer and exporter of pulses, the edible dried seeds of legume crops (dried beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas), making up 35 per cent of the global pulse business.

Jun 20, 2019

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Canadian food DYK: Vancouver's Hidekazu Tojo created the California roll and popularized the "inside-out" sushi technique in North America

How chef Hidekazu Tojo of Vancouver rolled his way to becoming a part of culinary history

Jun 19, 2019

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Canadian food DYK: Montreal is home to the oldest brewery in North America

Whether you love or hate its beer, Molson Coors' Montreal brewery is worth taking note of

Jun 18, 2019

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Canadian food DYK: Tide Head, New Brunswick is the fiddlehead capital of the world

This teeny village in New Brunswick dubs itself the fiddlehead capital of the world

Jun 17, 2019

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Canadian food DYK: Prince Edward Island grows and harvests over 40 million pounds of mussels a year

Prince Edward Island mussels are recognized as some of the best in the world

Jun 16, 2019

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Canadian food DYK: Canada's most elevated tea time happens at the Lake Agnes Tea House

Climb a mountain for afternoon tea just outside of Lake Louise

Jun 15, 2019

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Canadian food DYK: Peanut butter was invented by a Montreal pharmacist

Not all heroes wear capes. This one wore a lab coat.

Jun 14, 2019

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Canadian food DYK: Chef Rob Feenie was the first Canadian to win Iron Chef America

How the Vancouver chef conquered in the American franchise of Iron Chef back in 2005

Jun 13, 2019