Weekend Reads

 
 
 
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1. LEGGO MY EGO

If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen, right? Sure, or: hire a psychologist to help people cope. Sounds like a joke, but the New York Times“Stressed by Success, a Top Restaurant Turns to Therapy” profiles one Spanish restaurant that has taken this route.

 

2. MIDDLE EAST TREATS

Certainly most Canadians would draw a blank when asked what people cook in Iraq. No longer, though, thanks to Food 52’s interview with UK restauranteur Philip Juma: “If you don’t know much about Iraqi cuisine, start here”

 

3. FINNISH INSPIRATION

Responses to the hygge saga continue. That was the Danish word for “cosiness” that was declared a trend for 2017. As the Food Network reports, “The Finnish Have a Word For Drinking At Home in Your Underwear.”

 

4. NOT-SO-SHORT STACKS

Pancake Tuesday is passed, but it’s still worth checking out the eye candy in Toronto Life’s “Fourteen of Toronto’s wackiest flapjack stacks in time for Pancake Tuesday”—Truly insane, and massively mouth-watering.

 

5. FOUNTAIN OF OUR YOUTH

Remember Zima, the clear beer? Or Clearly Canadian, that sugary drink in a blue teardrop-shaped bottle? Well, they’re back, along with many other nostalgic beverages. Food & Wine shares the rundown in “‘90s Beverages: Where Are They Now?”

 
 
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