Author: Ann Cloutier

Chow on Olivia’s (Shepherd’s) Pie

After one bite, you’ll want to go to the pâté in this woman’s chinois Makes approximately 6 servings Wat Yu Ni Fo: 700 grams (1½ lbs) red potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes 2 cloves garlic, peeled ⅓ cup butter ¼ cup parmesan or romano cheese ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon oregano 1 onion, chopped 500 grams (1 lb) lean ground beef 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce 3 generous tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard 355mL (1.5 cups) beef broth ¾ cup frozen carrots (alternatively, boiled chopped carrots) ¾ cup frozen peas paprika Hao...

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Lars Eller to File Suit with the Réseau des Sports

Lars Eller is protesting molesting MONTREAL—The gloves are off. Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller is taking hockey announcer Pierre Houde to court over what he calls “repeated molestation” from the box. Eller alleges that Houde, who works for French-language company Réseau des sports (RDS), has behaved in a hostile and “intentionally provocative manner,” repeatedly referring to the player as “l’harceleur”—a homophone for the player’s name which means “harasser”—on the air. Eller’s legal council announced that the Canadiens centre expects compensation to the tune of $3M, more than double his annual salary. The Danish player has been with the Habs...

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MetaCanada’s Focus Groups are out of Focus

Canadian niche mag dirties hands working with common people in an effort to document uninformed opinions about something inconsequential EAST VANCOUVER—Developing a logo is a long and strenuous endeavour. It’s costly, too, potentially taking millions of dollars only to produce a twenty-seven page report on an icon having magnetic fields and gravitational pull. While a magazine for the hoi polloi, such as MetaCanada, has nowhere near this kind of budget or interest in pleasing subscribers, the design process was certainly just as involved. After hundreds of internal emails discussing the nuances of the title-graphic now present at the top...

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Pierre’s Poutine

Now those pesky American tourists will know what a poutine is Makes 4 servings in approximately 1 hour. Italicised elements are optional. Ingredients: 5-6 large russet potatoes, cut into ½ cm thick batons 1 disposable cell phone ¼ cup canola or peanut oil Salt and pepper 3 tablespoons chicken drippings or butter 3 tablespoons flour 1 shallot, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 500mL chicken stock 2 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon lemon juice Dash of Worcestershire sauce Pepper 675 g cheese curds Preparation for oven fries: Soak potato batons in water for up to 2 hours, drain, rinse off starch,...

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