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The Hungry Herald is quite literally a labour of love.
We are a husband and wife team who once upon a time were two kids that met working in a restaurant. She was the hostess with the mostest and he was the bartender. He knew something was up when she started sneaking him little plates of illegal garlic mashed potatoes during their shift that the chef thought were for her. Oh yes, food was going to be a thing with these two.
We felt right away that the road to both of our hearts was through our stomachs, and let’s just say that we’ve been paving two-way highways for twenty years now. We have had the unbelievably good fortune of travelling far and wide, meeting fantastic people along the way, sharing and cooking untold sumptuous meals, and clinking too many glasses to count.
Whether lunching on bullfrog in Beijing, snacking on smoked eel in the countryside of Estonia, polishing off pork chops and Cristals on Havana’s Malecón, slamming away jenevers in Amsterdam’s oldest tasting room, or sharing a piping hot poutine on a city bench in our beloved Montreal, food and drink has always been our deal and we’re always hungry for more.
Along the road, we’ve often wondered what the story was behind whatever was dangling at the edge of our forks or swirling around in our glasses. Who devilled the first egg? How did doughnuts happen? What’s the history behind Lobster Thermidor? And what makes the Old Fashioned old-fashioned? These are the things that get us revving and we’re here to try to shed some light, in these trying times, on these not-so-pressing questions.
We are The Hungry Herald and we hope you enjoy.

spruce beer history

SPRUCE BEER: A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERGREEN CHEER

THE YULETIDE TASTE OF THE SUMMERS OF YORE Nestled somewhere not-so-deep in the mythic Laurentian mountains just north of Montreal was a roadside fry shack I knew long ago. A short drive from the family cottage when I was a kid, it was a place of sweet summer magic. The kind where you happily eat at sun-scorched, slightly sticky picnic tables, where the burger buns

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FUN PICKLE FACTS - FOOD BLOG

5 FUN PICKLE FACTS THAT’LL LEAVE YOU PUCKERED

National Pickle Day has passed and Pickle Week is a few months away, but there’s no reason we shouldn’t be celebrating these wondrous things year round. Please check out our recent pickle post here if you haven’t already. Now crack open a jar of your faves and let’s take a peek in the “Pickle Trunk” together to see what fun pickle facts float within. (That

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Dill Pickles in Jars National Pickle Day

FOR THE LOVE OF PICKLES: A BIG BARREL OF HISTORY

“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?” Yeah, that’s what we’d like to know. Where’s that peck, Peter? What the pickled hell is a peck anyway? And is pickle cotton candy really a thing? (Yes.)  These are the

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THE HUNGRY HERALD FOOD BLOG - STINGY JACK

THE LEGEND BEHIND THE JACK-O’-LANTERN: STINGY JACK, THE DEVIL AND A TURNIP

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK  Ever wondered who Jack is and what’s the deal with the lantern? So have we. Let’s do a little digging together in the old patch and find out. Although people had been making creepy lamps out of root vegetables to scare away evil spirits since the time of the ancient Celts, there’s a particular Irish legend we’d like to share with

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THE HUNGRY HERALD FOOD BLOG Pumpkin Spice

PUMPKIN SPICE IN EVERYTHING NICE…AND EVERYTHING ELSE

SPAM, HAND SANITIZER AND THE 21st CENTURY Pumpkin Spice Spam anybody? We too are given pause at the thought, although rumour has it that it’s better than you might think. We have it on good authority that it carries significant breakfast potential, so ready those waffles.  Fine, but what’s the deal with this ever-swelling spread of pumpkin spice-centric products hitting our shelves every year that

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THE HUNGRY HERALD FOOD BLOG - PUMPKIN FUN FACTS COVER

8 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE PUMPKIN THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

It’s that time of year again. You guessed it, we’re talking rakfisk time! If you’re not already somewhere in the vicinity of Fagernes, Norway, get off your ass and do something about it. The Rakfisk Festival is just around the corner, a few mirthful and pungent days commemorating the Norwegian delicacy that is trout fermented in salt and water for up to one year. By

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