RealFoodTraveler Editor-in-Chief Earns First-ever Canadian Culinary Journalism Award

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Veteran food and travel writer and editor-in-chief of realfoodtraver.com, Bobbie Hasselbring, has earned the top spot in Canada’s first Culinary Journalism Awards, co-sponsored by the Canadian Tourism Commission and Food Day Canada. Bobbie was honored recently at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco during Canada Media Marketplace, Canada’s tourism event for journalists.

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Dog Sledding in Qutaouais, Quebec: Don’t Trust Red-headed Strangers

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Dog sledding in the Outaouais region of Quebec proves both thrilling, bruising, and a bit funny for our intrepid editor.

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Moulin Wakefield Mill Inn & Spa: Historic Luxury in a Natural Setting

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Moulin Wakefield Mill Inn & Spa in Quebec’s beautiful Outaouais region offers history, luxury, and a spectacular natural setting.

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Auberge St. Antoine, Quebec city, Canada: Luxury and Living History

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Auberge St. Antoine built on one of the richest archeological sites in history-rich Quebec City is living history in a luxurious package.

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Montebello’s Sugar Pie (Tarte au Sucre)

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The historic Fairmont Le Château Montebello in Quebec serves this sugar pie made with local maple syrup and it’s incredibly delicious.

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Jacques Legros: Quebec’s Father Goose

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At A Taste of Yesterday (Au goût d’autrefois) Farm and Restaurant on bucolic Orleans Island just outside Quebec City, Jacques Legros produces some of the best, humanely-raised foie gras in Canada.

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Orleans Island: Quebec City’s Authentic “Pantry”

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Imagine giant cranberries the size of nickels, intensely-flavored black currant liquor, silky sweet apple syrup, and rich foie gras produced from happy geese. This is just a fraction of the culinary bounty that comes from Île d’Orléans (Orleans Island), Quebec.

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A Taste of the Garden

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At Maritime Quebec’s Reford Garden (Mont Joli Jarden de Métis), it’s all about the flowers – growing them, cooking with them, eating them.

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Marché de 3 Fumoirs, Quebec: Smokin’ Good

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The smells are intoxicating – sweet, smoky, briny like the ocean. We’re at Marché de 3 Fumoirs (Market of the Three Smokehouses) in Quebec. For 40 years, Jacqueline “Jacky” Ouellet’s family have been carrying on the tradition of smoking local fish, shellfish, and meats and selling them at this modest storefront.

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A Voyage into History

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It was 2:00 a.m. on May 29, 1914 and the fog off Pointe-au-Père, Quebec, had settled like a thick woolen blanket over the St. Lawrence River. The mate on lookout aboard the RMS Empress of Ireland scanned the murky water, straining to see through the gauzy haze. Suddenly it was there, a ship steaming directly toward them on a collision course…

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Le Cercle, Quebec City, Quebec

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This combination bar-music venue-restaurant is decidedly one of the freshest, most exciting new dining choices to hit the city’s culinary scene.

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Marriott Montreal Airport Hotel, Montreal, Quebec

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Normally, this reviewer isn’t a big fan of airport hotels. Too often, they’re a bit down at the heels and the service is less than spectacular. This one has changed my mind completely.

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