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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Squid is an inexpensive, sustainable and awesome little cephalopod that should be part of everyone’s diet, beyond fried calamari at the bar (an awesome little appy as well, don’t get me wrong)... more

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

A few weeks ago, a local association called GoOFY (Growers of Organic Food Yukon) held an event about nose-to-tail eating—eating every bit of an animal that is harvested. Which is not only sound ethical practice, but a really sustainable and... more

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

My fridge is always a bit on the sad and empty side. I’d rather have to get a bit creative with empty cupboards than to risk ingredients going slimy in my crisper. Potatoes and onions are mercifully long-lasting, and it’s always good to have a few... more

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

Schnitzel is really delicious and fairly simple to make, but there is a bit of cleanup afterwards. It can be made with just about any kind of meat or fowl, wild or domestic. It isn’t a very common dish locally and is really delicious using some of... more

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Mushroom soup is a classic for a reason: it’s satisfying and simple and quick. Living in a place where so many people pick mushrooms, this recipe is a great way to let those freshly picked beauties shine. If you’re not a person who knows how to... more

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of the more interesting jobs I’ve ever held was hosting an open-line show (we secretly called it “open-mouth”) on a private radio station in Charlottetown, PEI. Unlike some parts of Canada—especially B.C., with its tradition of brash (often... more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Pork and bourbon and peaches—cooked until soft, rich and sweet, with just a bit of acidity. This smashed pork is perfect along with some roasted potatoes or plain white rice. Although, to me, it makes a perfect open-faced sandwich on a toasted... more

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Thickening sauces with bread is a very old-world way to use up any sort of stale bits you happen to have, but it also makes a sauce with a wicked rustic texture and is totally different than thickening with starches or using a reduction. more

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

One thing about chicken ... just about anywhere you travel, you can bet you will find a thousand different recipes to match just about any taste. Don’t pass the chance to try a different dish on the chicken menu. Of all the chicken recipes I have... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of the best-tasting meats comes from game birds. Stripping the bird of all of its bones should be your first step … and the next step, after cooking, is to enjoy... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: tvol on Foter.com

Light and moist ... but never overpowering Stuffing for fish, birds or game should never be overpowering. When preparing stuffing, make it moist and fragrant. Lean meats, such as predator fish, generally tend to be dry and therefore require moist... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Edsel L on Foter.com

You don’t have to be a big-game hunter to enjoy wild meat. As a youngster, back in the 1930s and ’40s, I looked forward to a dish of rabbit. Basically, we got our cottontails with the use of a ferrite, but by age 13 we had also been trained to... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

These are a great, quick side for camping. The balsamic and olive oil mix does double duty as a salad dressing—and bacon cooked on a campfire is one of the best parts of summer. Make sure to wrap your bundles tightly and skewer each end of the... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Trout and salmon Preparing trout for cookery: It is most important to prepare your trout royally before putting it in the pan. This is important, especially for lake trout, as they have a noticeable amount of fat along the abdomen as well as along... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Northern Pike On land we have voracious bears that will eat almost anything. In the rivers and lakes, without a doubt, the most voracious fish in North America is the northern pike. Pike are solitary fish that seldom travel with others of their... more

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Hot dogs are the perfect food, and this is a good way to incorporate more of a perfect food into your diet. If you happen to have a container of leftover steamed rice from your last Chinese takeout binge, this is a great way to bring a bit of life... more

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This sandwich/pizza hybrid, stuffed with anchovy and salami, is a perfect riverside snack when you’re feeling a bit famished and the fish haven’t been biting. All of these ingredients are pretty shelf stable—even a slightly old loaf of bread will... more

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

That last day of any wilderness trip can be a bit dodgy when it comes to eating something that goes beyond sustenance. Making sure you’ve got enough shredded cheese and a bit of salsa can make all those little bits of food hanging around your... more

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The First Poutine I had to start somewhere, but my first poutine should be the best, right? So, I queried the public to ask – where is the perfect poutine in Whitehorse? With the most votes on my public poll, I got my first taste of fries, cheese... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Let’s just get this cleared up right away. Poutine is a national treasure. There is no dish so beloved, so exalted throughout this nation as poutine. People will say that there are many ways to prepare this dish, but that is incorrect. There is... more

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