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Celebrate the Brunch Tradition!

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Word has it that what we now know as ‘brunch’ has a rather dubious origin. Apparently, an English writer named Guy Beringer wrote an article coining the term in 1895. In his essay entitled ‘Brunch: A Plea’, Beringer suggested that a mid-day Sunday meal would lighten the burden for those who may have partied a […]

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Smoke on the Water: A Festival of Food and Drink on the Silver Bridge

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Sip and Sample Downtown Bracebridge will be a lively, fun-filled destination on Saturday, September 30, as people stroll through the ‘Smoke on the Water’ Food & Drink Festival on the Silver Bridge, with food vendors, a culinary marketplace, and special activities. Purveyors of fine foods and beverages will sell their wares and showcase their gourmet […]

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The Art of the Barbecue: Cruise, Cook, Indulge!

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What’s Cooking Bracebridge is celebrating the distinctive flavours of the barbecue this year! The tribute to the grill encompasses Smoke on the Water Food & Drink Festival at the SilverBridge, a Lunch & Learn featuring BBQ side dishes with TV food-guru, Charmaine Broughton, delectable ‘Smokalicious’ barbecue menus throughout the town, and a scenic sunset cruise on the […]

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Off … and on … the Beaten Path

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The weekend of September 29 to October 1 features the fourth annual ‘What’s Cooking Bracebridge’: a special time for culinary adventure, delicious dining, and a fresh take on the wonderful world of food. This year focuses the lens on the region, highlighted by demonstrations and interactive experiences hosted by professional chefs, with an enthusiastic nod […]

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THE JOY OF EATING

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Back in 1931, a destitute homemaker named Irma Rombauer introduced the world to ‘The Joy of Cooking’, and this classic cookbook has been in print continuously since 1936, selling more than 18 million copies through eight printings. ‘What’s Cooking Bracebridge’ shares her joy, bringing talented chefs together to inspire amateur cooks of all skill levels […]

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FROM ACROSS THE SEA

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‘What’s Cooking Bracebridge’ is a celebration of local, natural cuisine, focusing on healthy, seasonal produce coupled with great tips from the professionals on how to transform good ingredients into sensational flavour-filled dishes. But Canadians also appreciate the diverse culinary creations that have come to us from across the ocean. Restaurants and shops with a variety of […]

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EXPLORATIONS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY

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This year, ‘What’s Cooking Bracebridge’ has added a couple of interesting new features to its fabulous weekend of dining, cooking, learning and sampling. You can get up close and personal with the people who produce and make our local food … and even closer still by foraging for native wild herbs and barks with a […]

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THE BEST THANKSGIVING FEAST EVER!

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Think Thanksgiving, and what pops into mind? Most people envision roast turkey, savoury stuffing, root veggies and, of course, pies for dessert. Opinions differ as to the authenticity of the legend of the ‘first’ Thanksgiving in 1621 at Plymouth County, but historical records indicate that such a feast would feature wild turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, […]

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A Culinary Adventure

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DISCOVER A CULINARY ADVENTURE Muskoka has long been a haven for explorers, attracting hikers, cyclists, paddlers … even frozen waterfall climbers! And Bracebridge, the heart of the region, is renowned for its rich resources for outdoor sports enthusiasts. But adventure comes in many forms, and the Muskoka Lifestyle Centre brings together the right people and organizations […]

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Smoke and Bones Culinary Face-Off featured at this Year’s What’s Cooking Bracebridge

BRACEBRIDGE, ON – The third annual What’s Cooking Bracebridge – The Great Muskoka Cookbook Adventure is coming up! September 30 –October 2, 2016, Bracebridge will host chefs, authors, and culinary specialists from across Canada. This year’s event will include cooking demonstrations and interactive classes from critically-acclaimed cookbook authors and culinary personalities including: Matt Basile, Michael […]

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