Margaret Dickenson

Margaret Dickenson wrote the awardwinning
cookbook, Margaret’s Table
— Easy Cooking & Inspiring Entertaining
(www.margaretstable.ca).

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Swiss cuisine: cheese, chocolate and beyond

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Swiss cuisine: cheese, chocolate and beyond

Switzerland has existed for centuries as a small, compact, alpine country nestled amongst France, Germany, Austria and Italy. As Ambassador Ulrich Lehner notes: Originally Switzerland was a poor country of farmers who were employed as soldiers beyond their borders by foreign powers. The Vatican’s Swiss guard was one such force and remains the only one dating […]

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Mongolia’s meaty cuisine – from marmot to mutton

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mongolia’s meaty cuisine – from marmot to mutton

  Mongolia is a landlocked country in northern Asia, sandwiched between Russia to the north and China to the south. With a population of fewer than three million people, it is known for its severe continental climate and historic nomadic way of life. On a global level, Mongolian cuisine is rather obscure. For centuries, cattle, […]

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Need a Dublin lawyer?

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Need a Dublin lawyer?

  Ireland’s food history and culture can be traced back to prehistoric times. That it’s  an island at the very western edge of Europe meant the influence of other countries did not play much of a role in Irish cuisine until recently. As such, traditional dishes still figure prominently in a cuisine that has evolved […]

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Korea: Yin-Yang Cuisine

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Korea: Yin-Yang Cuisine

  With the mention of the word Korea, tastes of smoky, sweetly marinated thin slices of grilled beef (bulgogi), extraordinary barbecued ribs (kalbi), memorable soya sauce-scented noodles with various vegetables (japchae) and fire-hot kimchi, all compete simultaneously in exciting my appetite. Ambassador Cho Hee-yong recognizes my enthusiasm and admits that Korean food is playing an […]

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Malaysia’s amalgamated cuisine

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Malaysia’s amalgamated cuisine

  Food holds a privileged place in the lives of Malaysians. They love to eat and view food as an important (indeed serious) expression of hospitality. In fact, Malaysian High Commissioner Dato’ Hayati Ismail insists that “guests must be fed regardless of the time of day — no questions asked.” Many may automatically assume Malaysian cuisine […]

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Crêpes morph and evolve

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Crêpes morph and evolve

  Who doesn’t like crêpes? When in doubt over what to serve, you can always turn to crêpes. Although many see them as a special treat for breakfast (and so they are), they may be creatively introduced into virtually any part of a menu. Crêpes Suzette set aflame with brandy can proudly lay claim to […]

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The art of small bites

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
The art of small bites

  Over the past decade, food and wine have become a serious part of many people’s lifestyle. Just take note of the number of new restaurants popping up, the myriad TV cooking shows and the expansion of high-end kitchen accessory and gourmet stores. With all these resources and sources of inspiration, entertaining at home may […]

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The ultimate stacked dinner

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
The ultimate stacked dinner

Just as our political, environmental and social worlds spin at an alarming rate, so too does the culinary world. While not underestimating the importance of global changes, the world of food has dramatically evolved on a number of fronts. In the past few years, organic, local and seasonal have become important buzz words often inspiring, […]

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A relaxed chic dinner

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
A relaxed chic dinner

This is the second article of six highlighting themes from my new cooking and lifestyle TV series, Margaret’s Table. Each theme guides viewers and Diplomat’s readers through practical entertaining options while always maintaining a sense of occasion. Home entertaining is on the rise. And when it comes to entertaining, it is important to be able […]

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Margaret’s Table on TV: A preview

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
Margaret’s Table on TV:  A preview

  Are you one of those ardent viewers of TV cooking shows? Many people do spend hours each day watching a myriad of chefs stir, toss, sauté, purée and whatever. Well, this fall, I am again joining the ranks of those zealous chefs who attempt to share their own brand of culinary skills with viewers […]

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