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Italy: A country that has it all

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Italy: A country that has it all

Most people, but perhaps not all, know that Italy is the third most well-known country in the world, but do they also know that it’s the single most popular travel destination? We are proud that Italy is the country with the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, and that it is […]

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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2018

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2018

                                                               

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Slovak residence: A modern home full of art

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Slovak residence: A modern home full of art

Tucked away on a small cul-de-sac on the eastern side of Rockcliffe Park is the residence of Slovak Ambassador Andrej Droba, his wife, Daniela, and their 11-year-old daughter, Sara. A family-style home in most respects, the house was built in 1984 on a large tract of private land on the eastern side of McKay Lake […]

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Orange wines: Skin-fermented magic

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Orange wines: Skin-fermented magic

Orange wines have recently captured the attention of sommeliers, winemakers and wine lovers alike. And contrary to what the name might suggest, these wines are not made from oranges. Rather, the word “orange” simply refers to the colour of the wines that results from a process involving the extended maceration of “white” grape skins with […]

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Farewell to a friend and diplomat

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Farewell to a friend and diplomat

Larry Dickenson, whose photographs have appeared on the pages of this magazine’s food column since 2005, had a distinguished career in Canada’s foreign service. His friend, Guillermo Rishchynski, a long-time diplomat who served with Dickenson in Indonesia and was most recently Canada’s ambassador to the UN before becoming executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank, […]

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A four-part summer feast

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
A four-part summer feast

Summer is a time for gathering with family and friends. Margaret Dickenson has put together some of her favourite recipes to help you entertain this summer, whether at a cottage or just at home al fresco. Smoked Salmon Crispy Stacks with Avocado and Mango Makes 4 servings 8 oz (225 g) smoked salmon, sliced 1 […]

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North Korea: An insider’s view as hope for peace emerges

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
North Korea: An insider’s view as hope for peace emerges

North Korea dominated headlines in July 2017 after Kim Jong-un’s regime fired a long-range  ballistic missile that ultimately landed in Japanese waters. The country launched another missile over Japan on Sept. 15, and released images of a massive intercontinental ballistic missile it claimed could target the United States as early as November. The nuclear threat […]

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The sea, sun and culture abound in Croatia

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
The sea, sun and culture abound in Croatia

When people ask me how much time they should spend in Croatia, usually my answer is two to three weeks. You might ask why so much time for such a small country — Croatia is about the same size as Nova Scotia, with a population similar to that of Alberta, at 4.2 million. The reason […]

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Malaysia: Making a house a temporary home

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Malaysia: Making a house a temporary home

A guest book, along with official photos and other trappings of a diplomatic residence, are all there. But there are also ducks — in profusion. One, a carved, joyously coloured fellow, nestles on a stair. Another is a handsome metallic specimen from Egypt; with several colleagues, he commands the dining room’s wooden mantel. There are […]

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Marrying wine with food from non-wine cultures

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Marrying wine with food from non-wine cultures

As their palates develop and knowledge grows, wine drinkers aren’t always content to drink the same wine with whatever they eat. A few start to dabble in the sometimes-elusive joy of food and wine pairing. Others jump right in. They search for a perfect combination; one in which the combined sensory pleasure of the two […]

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