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BEHIND THE LINES


Wine choices – red or white? There is no use whining about wine (yes, I went there!). These day even in small places your wine selection is vastly improved over the days when a rafetta covered bottle of cheap chianti was considered classy. Still, sometimes picking a wine in a restaurant can be fraught with too many choices, but in…

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Behind the Lines


Spills both hot and cold, all in the timing Have you ever seen something that years later still makes you cringe? I certainly have. I was maitre’d at a resort restaurant on the Island’s north shore. We had a table of ten or so come in with a little baby, not more than a year old. We put her in…

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BEHIND THE LINE


More thrilling tales from the service industry Anyone who says that service industry work is easy and doesn’t require a particular skill set has never worked in a dining room or kitchen. Just to navigate the many personalities you will run into through the course of a day requires quick thinking, diplomacy, and a strong stomach. In this month’s edition…

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BEST OF SEA WINNERS


Seafood competition names PEI Chef awards Chic Chef of the Year Jesse MacDonald, David’s at Rodd’s Crowbush 1st Runner Up-Chef Jeff Doucette, Mavor’s Restaurant 2nd Runner Up-Chef Irwin MacKinnon, Papa Joe’s Restaurant 3rd Runner Up-Chef Jamie Power, Blue Mussel Café 4th Runner Up-Chef Patrick Young, Dundee Arms   The APPsolute Seafood Starter – Judge’s choice Jesse MacDonald, David’s at Rodd’s…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Why is Caesar salad so contentious? Well here we are: the second installment of Behind the Line. This month we have some doozies that’s for sure. Most names have been changed to protect the innocent but if you happen to recognize yourself in any of these don’t worry: you are not alone. We’ve all been on one side or the…

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THE QUEEN OF FRIES


Caron Prins is known around the world for her PEI french fries It is not an exaggeration to suggest that Caron Prins and her ‘Chip Shack’ are known in many parts of the world. In fact, articles about her and her fries have been penned in Korea, Japan, China, Germany, the United States, and various parts of Canada and has…

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FUNDRAISER FILLING BELLIES AND HEARTS


Sadat’s Cuisine raising funds to bring refugee family members to PEI Food and fundraising go hand-in-hand in PEI, from lobster suppers, pancake breakfasts, organic veggie boxes, and the classic chocolate bar sales. Often times the goal is to raise money for a building or program, and sometimes as a community measure to help a family in need. The monthly fundraising…

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Better than a Poke in the Eye


New takeaway serving up an Island twist on a Polynesian dish First, let’s set the record straight: there are many iterations and spellings, but the pronunciation is always PO-KEH. If one really wants to impress their friends, they should consult the YouTube video by KaiKalaPro where he explains the full pronunciation and origins of the word. So why would one…

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PEPPER IN MY EYE


Musings of a cranky chef: “What do you expect?” Sometimes as chefs we want someone else to cook for us, you know: shed the apron, ‘iron our shorts’, and transport ourselves to the other side of the swinging door, where food magically appears on tables. But, where to go? When we cook for ourselves we know what we’re getting into.…

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