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David Ort
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Deep Fried Pickles with Bacon and Cheese

Listen, I know I’m treading dangerously close to cliche territory here but deep fried pickles are actually one of those dishes that you either love or you hate. When I let it slip that I was working on a new adaptation of this trashy pub classic a large…

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Testing out Canada Beef's The Roundup app with a smoked short rib stew. #CdnBeefApp

The communications company who represents Canada Beef asked me to participate in their Can You Make the Cut? Challenge. I received money and groceries for writing this post. Do I like cooking with beef? Absolutely. Would I be interested in checking out a…

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Folly Brewpub isn’t as grandly built or slickly marketed as many of the new Toronto breweries that opened this summer. Instead, the focus is more tightly placed on a strong list of adventurous and well-made beers brewed by Christina Coady and Chris…

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#BeerCookbook Show episode 1: My four rules for cooking with craft beer.

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Craft Beer: Embracing autumn with a hint of pear

We’re going to take a slight diversion for this month’s craft beer column. Cider would be a seasonally appropriate change from beer, but I feel like it already gets its fair share of attention. I’d rather try to write this month about perry, cider’s…

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I can’t think of another Toronto neighbourhood that has a multi-decade, internationally-famous television series built around one of its central streets. Stretching from 1979’s Ida Makes a Movie through to the upcoming Next Class (to be released on…

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Film Review: A look at the ambitious craft beer documentary Blood, Sweat, & Beer

Craft beer has reached its people-make-documentaries-about-it phase. The latest, Blood, Sweat, & Beer, follows two East Coast US craft breweries through their particular existential struggles. Blood, Sweat, & Beer won’t do for craft beer what The Endless…

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Beersplaining with the OCB podcast

I really dig talking about beer – especially with fellow beer writers. So, it’s been a great pleasure to make several guest appearances on this year’s round of OCB podcasts. For the 2015 slate, Mirella Amato, the show’s longtime host, has come up with a…

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A closer look at the details behind Wynne's plan for beer in grocery stores

I did a just-the-facts story on Premier Wynne’s beer in grocery stores announcement for the day job at Post City. It’s a complicated situation (intentionally, I think), so I have decided to also put together a blog post to cover some depth, subjective…

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This month on Food Bloggers of Canada I name my two of my favourite pumpkin beers that are available this year in central Canada.

Is it time for pumpkin beers already? Absolutely. It’s now officially autumn and that means time for the best-selling seasonal style of craft beer. Even more than IPAs or craft lagers this category is a gateway into well-made beer for those who usually…
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