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“O Oysters, come and walk with us!” at the Walrus & Carpenter Nighttime Picnic

“A picnic” on legendary Totten Inlet at low tide in the dark and cold in the middle of the winter, and, if you are lucky, an icy gust of wind off the bay to season the experience — more than a little crazy, yes? Crazy? Yes, but with impeccable literary credentials. Jon Rowley of Taylor… [read full post]

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Secret supper club leads diners down the rabbit hole

Tenniel's Leg of Mutton

Secret supper clubs are all the rage, so we’ve heard (we’ve never found one). Right now, somewhere in Vancouver, the Swallow Tail Supper Club is entertaining diners with fine food, cocktails, and live entertainment on a Wonderland theme. Local blogger Ariane Colenbrander seems to be in on the secret: The evening starts at the outskirts of a… [read full post]

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Alice eats some more…

Sneak peak of Alice Eats, by Pierre Lamielle and Julie van Rosedaal
Sneak peak of Alice Eats, by Pierre Lamielle and Julie van Rosedaal

It looks like there may be another Alice-themed cookbook in the works. Pierre A Lamielle, author of the Gourmand award-winning Kitchen Scraps: A Humorous Illustrated Cookbook, has just mentioned on his blog that he is collaborating with best-selling cookbook author Julie van Rosendaal on a new book, Alice Eats. Once again, this cookbook will follow what… [read full post]

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Recipe for Murder: Cooking tips from the Queen of Hearts and other villains

Wondering what to serve at your Halloween dinner party? How about Patrick Bateman’s roast beef with truffled mashed potatoes, followed by Snow White’s stepmother’s caramel apples? Recipe for Murder: Frighfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction by culinary journalist Estérelle Payany appears to be full of good ideas for macabre entertaining. Similar in concept to Alice Eats… [read full post]

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Alice Eats Wonderland: A Cookbook

Alice Eats Wonderland, “An Irreverent Annotated Cookbook Adventure,” is available now. Authored by by LCSNA members August A. Imholtz, Jr. and Alison Tannenbaum – aka Baumholtz (we like portmanteau names) – the cookbook follows the twelve chapter format of AAIW, but this time Alice gets a bit more to eat than cake and biscuits. Menu… [read full post]

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