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What Makes the Perfect Peach Pie?

Peach Pie

Perhaps no other fruit embodies the sweetness of the season quite like a juicy, succulent peach. And while eating a perfectly ripe peach plucked straight from the tree is a rare treat, most would argue that peach pie is a truly sublime experience. Given this particular pie’s popularity, it’s fitting that the powers that be have designated an entire day ... Read More »

A Sweet Ode to the Legendary Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice cream

Homer Simpson was known for his love affair with sandwiches, but as far as we’re concerned one sandwich, in particular, rises above the rest. We’re talking about the ice cream sandwich — a delightful dessert novelty beloved by both the young and young at heart. Ice cream sandwiches are so popular, in fact, that they’ve got an entire day dedicated ... Read More »

3 Ways to Create a Gourmet Cookout

Gourmet cookout

Mankind has been “cooking out” since the mastery of fire more than a million and a half years ago. It’s hardly a surprise that contemporary cookouts are virtually unrecognizable from their prehistoric predecessors. However, not all modern-day cookouts are the same. And while there’s a time and a place for casual backyard bashes, gourmet grill-fests are also increasing in popularity. ... Read More »

Ice Cream vs. Gelato: The Ultimate Taste Off

Ice cream

Table of Contents Introduction Gelato’s Journey We All Scream for Ice Cream Gelato Vs. Ice Cream: Divining the Difference Top Tasty Tips for Indulging The Creamy Conclusion: Ice Cream in the 21st Century Introduction Think gelato is just the Italian word for “ice cream?” Think again. While the two creamy, chilly treats have a lot in common (starting with extraordinary ... Read More »

How to Build the Ultimate Picnic Basket in Five Easy Steps

Summer foods

Yogi Bear might not have been the smartest ursine around, but he knew a good thing when he saw one. Yes, we’re talking about picnics — specifically pic-a-nic baskets loaded with all kinds of delicious, irresistible sustenance suitable for a leisurely afternoon of lawn lounging. Unfortunately, packing a picnic can sometimes be harder than it looks. (A fact which you ... Read More »

Five Pies That Totally Taste Like Summer

Summer pies

Summer. It’s one of the most evocative words in the English language. And while you might not be able to put it into words, you know it when you see it. Or taste it, as the case may be. One of the most amazing things about the season? The bounty of fresh fruit ripe and ready for eating. And while ... Read More »

How to Have Your Own Hot Dog Contest at Home

Hot dog

Dozens of people convene every year in Coney Island on Independence Day for one reason, and it’s not the one you’re expecting. Sure, parades and fireworks are fun and everything, but for many people, it’s all about the hot dogs. The annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest draws millions of onlookers, all clamoring to get a look at ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Daniel Reyes of Do The Daniel Inc. on Ottawa’s Food Scene And How Foodies Support Local Culture

Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes is a lifestyle blogger who has built a unique Canadian brand, Do The Daniel, sharing lifestyle content with a team around the world. With content in four countries, in three languages, he loves to share his adventures on a daily basis via #DoTheDaniel. Follow along with him and his team on Instagram: @DoTheDaniel Do The Daniel is one of ... Read More »

4 Cool Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Ice cream

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” While this popular novelty song dates back nearly 100 years, the sentiment remains the same: People are crazy about ice cream. So crazy, in fact, that this chilly treat has an entire day dedicated to its honor. Here’s a closer look at National Ice Cream Day — scheduled for July ... Read More »