12 Best Cookbooks for Christmas

best cookbooks for Christmas

Some people by online shopping but I’ve never really embraced it until now, I’ve fallen in love with Amazon and the ability to have everything sent to my apartment – now if only they would wrap it! Most people think buying for a chef would be difficult but Chef Rouge is actually quite easy. He’s a cookbook junkie so I pulled from his very long Christmas wish list to share what he thinks are the best cookbooks for Christmas. Bonus! Random House Canada >

Responsible Tourism in Cambodia – Phare The Cambodian Circus

phare circus

I visited 7 years ago and I still feel quite unsettled. It’s not from the genocide in the late 70s, but the dark side of tourism that is occurring in the country. I feel anxious when I think about Cambodia. I wish I could say that I had been a responsible traveler, I did buy souvenirs from a charity that employs land mine victims, but I also had the infamous “magic pizza.” It’s the kind of place where tourism could help or hurt >

Moving From Me to We

dave and ayngelina

  This post may not be a surprise to many of you as I have slowly started to introduce Chef Rouge into the fold. Bacon is Magic is different… and it has been for a long time.   It was once the story of a girl in her 30s who left to find inspiration in Latin America, it’s now the story of a couple of food hunters who only want to eat when they travel…well actually Dave likes to see >

Easy Halloween Treats in Under 5 Minutes

halloween treat

I’ll admit it. I’m not much of a Halloween fan. Maybe it’s because I can never think of a good costume or because I’m such a pansy I don’t like scary movies. There is only one thing I like about Halloween. Chocolate. It’s bite-sized so >

Pancakes and Porn aka Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Canada If you subscribe to my newsletter (gosh, why wouldn’t you??) you know that the last few weeks of my life have been pretty hectic. Chef Rouge left his job to pursue his passion, which means in less than 2 weeks we opened >