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Spending autumn hours with art

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Spending autumn hours with art

The fourth wave may be creating uncertainty, and winter is on its way, but there’s no reason we can’t get out and about in the coming months. Our travel recommendations this time keep us mostly closer to home and include multiple arts suggestions because the arts bolster the heart and mind in precarious times. Southbound: […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2021

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Fall 2021

                                                         

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To cork or not to cork?

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
To cork or not to cork?

Despite being the first step in opening a bottle of wine, the closure is often the last thing that we put any thought into. Traditionally, cork has been the closure of choice as it provides a near-airtight seal that allows minute oxygen interplay, a necessity for wines that require long cellaring times, aiding the evolution […]

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Originality as a culinary booster

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Originality as a culinary booster

This issue features three recipes that illustrate my determination to continue introducing originality into my culinary repertoire. Over the past decade, burrata cheese — a cloud-like ball made of cream and mozzarella — has become a darling of serious chefs, usually paired with luscious tomatoes. Instead, I surprise guests with a unique burrata persimmon stack […]

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Long knives and a silent symphony

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Long knives and a silent symphony

Editor’s note: All dates and times are tentative, as pandemic public health rules evolve. Please contact galleries before visiting to learn of any changes.   Concurrent exhibitions at AXENÉO7 may challenge a viewer’s sense of how Canada looks, and how it is governed. The exhibitions, which run Nov. 3 to Dec. 11 at the artist-run […]

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On diplomacy, sovereignty and peacemaking

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
On diplomacy, sovereignty and peacemaking

They Call It Diplomacy: Forty Years of Representing Britain Abroad By Peter Westmacott Head of Zeus, Apollo Books, 2021 368 pages Kindle: $9.99 Soon after Peter Westmacott arrived in Turkey as British ambassador, a bomb razed Pera House, the British consulate general in Istanbul. Twelve consulate employees died in the 2003 attack, and three people […]

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Photography: The new art of diplomacy

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Photography: The new art of diplomacy

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what power does that give an ambassador with an entire gallery to draw upon? Add the fact that the cumulative effect of those thousands of inspirational “words” can be understood in every language, and you’ll begin to appreciate the enthusiastic support Take Your Seat’s photography is garnering […]

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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2021

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2021

                                           

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The flavour-packed skin of grapes and why it matters

The flavour-packed skin of grapes and why it matters

Most wine grapes’ characteristics and colour come from the skins. Grape pulp houses sugars, water and acids, but it’s the thin protective layer that gives the grape its true character. Tannins, volatile aromatic compounds and bitterness all come from the skin. And upon it? Blooms of yeast, the inoculant for fermentation, can be found on […]

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A trio of summertime eats

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
A trio of summertime eats

Regardless of all that is happening around us, summer is the time to celebrate the outdoors — barbecuing, al fresco dining and savouring the flavours of the season. If you are in search of some easy inspiration, consider my Extraordinary Roast Beef Bites, where mini popover shells prove to be the perfect base upon which […]

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