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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

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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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A second chance at school

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A second chance at school

Grace hunches over her desk to write. Watching her, it seems she’s trying to hide her size and blend into the sea of much younger and smaller children around her. She’s 16 and sitting in a Grade 1 classroom in rural Liberia. If you were to flip through her notebook, you would be impressed by […]

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The residential schools tragedy

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The residential schools tragedy

In May, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc leaders announced that the loss of children from B.C.’s Kamloops Indian Residential School had been confirmed by ground-penetrating radar. In the press release, Chief Rosanne Casimir said the presence of the graves was known, but the deaths appear to be undocumented and they “sought out a way to confirm that […]

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Wanted: A major reset

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Wanted: A major reset

Our writer, a former Canadian ambassador to China, says its time to re-examine and restart Canada’s relationship with its second-largest trading partner Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau have alluded to an upcoming revised engagement strategy with China. This is good news as Canada takes stock of the aggressive path […]

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Hope and hopelessness in Africa

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Hope and hopelessness in Africa

Hakainde Hichilema’s resounding victory in Zambia’s August presidential poll proves that Africans can abandon identity preferences, resist intimidation by an incumbent regime and oust a sitting autocrat accustomed to rigging elections. Voters in that one southern African country removed president Edgar Lungu, a despot who had increasingly brutalized opponents, curtailed free speech and assembly and […]

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Afghanistan’s grim future

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Afghanistan’s grim future

“The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgement that the statesman and commander have to make is to establish the kind of war on which they are embarking,” wrote strategist Carl von Clausewitz in his book, On War. For the soldiers and Marines who were assigned to the U.S. security force in Kabul during the […]

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When church and state clash

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When church and state clash

The sword and the word: These terms respectively describe the power of the state to make and enforce laws and the power of religion to shape millions of believers. What separates the West from the rest of the world is the (theoretically) strict separation between state and religion. It’s a spirit that also infuses other […]

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10 years on, the Pacific Alliance is still going strong

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10 years on, the Pacific Alliance is still going strong

Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru — sister nations united by history, a common language and the vast Pacific Ocean — signed the “Declaration of Lima” on April 28, 2011, establishing a new integration scheme to achieve the free transit of goods, services, capital and people; promote greater growth, development and competitiveness of their economies; and […]

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‘These are always hard times. This is a Churchillian moment we’re looking for here’

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‘These are always hard times. This is a Churchillian moment we’re looking for here’

Epidemiologist Bruce Aylward is the senior adviser on organizational change to the WHO’s director general. He’s also a Canadian from Newfoundland, and has spent his career in public health, much of it at the WHO, where he’s held various positions, including special representative of the director general for the Ebola response. He also led the […]

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