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Koko Monk by Levni Chocolate

A quiet little pocket of Kitsilano sits along West 1st Ave between Burrard and Cypress, just off of the south end of the busy Burrard street bridge. It’s a beautiful area to explore by foot and just spend a few hours…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Bocuse d’Or Team Canada 2013

“The simpler the food, the harder it is to prepare it well. You want to truly taste what it is you’re eating. So that goes back to the trend of fine ingredients” – Joel Robuchon “Only you can judge your…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 28th, 2013
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Blueberry Almond Financier Cake

My favourite part of the summer harvest season is eating through all of the different types of fruits. The beginning of summer (whether the Vancouver weather knows it or not) means strawberries in June, to be followed by…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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It Starts In the Vineyard

Life is about new experiences and for many people that means travel. Me, I travel on my stomach. All of my vacations are rigorously planned around trying new restaurants, wineries, cocktail bars, farmers markets, and…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 6th, 2012
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A Foodists Valentine

Like many modern holidays, Valentines Day had sombre beginnings that have morphed into a celebration of the more happy things in life. Valentine’s Day was originally created to honour Christian martyrs that were named…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 13th, 2012
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Foodists at The Urban Tea Merchant

‘Luxury’ isn’t often the first word that comes to mind when you think of tea. Unlike a Cartier watch, Louis Vuitton purse or Harry Winston diamonds, high end tea is feasible as an everyday indulgence. It’s…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 5th, 2011
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The Most Delicious Pear & Almond Tart

“An apple resists being eaten. An apple is not eaten, it is conquered. The crunchiness of a pear is far more appealing. It is giving and fragile. To eat a pear is akin to … kissing.” — Beatrice…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 24th, 2011
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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. It begins on first new moon of the new year as determined by the traditional calendar in the…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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Canadian Chef Ryan Stone & Bocuse d’Or Tasting

The Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest was created in 1987 by France’s legendary Chef Paul Bocuse. Held every two years in Lyon, France, it’s touted as the world’s most gruelling and prestigious cooking…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 14th, 2011
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Weekend in Whistler – Cornucopia 2010

Sometimes you live in a city for a long time but don’t get out to things that you would otherwise if it wasn’t so close by and thus more easily taken for granted. For me, Whistler Cornucopia is one of those things.…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver – Moulded Chocolates Class

As pastry topics get more advanced, they can be difficult to execute successfully at home. This is where a cooking class can be the most efficient way to get from point A to B. While most classes targeted towards amateur…

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Posted by: on Saturday, November 13th, 2010
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Canadian Chefs’ Congress 2010: Oceans for Tomorrow

The Canadian Chefs’ Congress is a gathering of chefs from across Canada to cook, eat, drink, share, learn, and connect with food producers who are passionate and dedicated to improving the quality of Canadian food…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
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Butter on the Endive: Sunwolf Supper Series

Outdoor dinner in Squamish by the river with views of the mountain range? Four courses of Italian inspired cooking, with local fresh fruit and vegetables? Hell yes. On July 27 2010, Owen Lightly of the Butter on the…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 6th, 2010
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21 Reasons to Drive to California

With Vancouver being so close to the border, there are many tasty reasons to cross it. Seattle is the closest major food destination but Portland is not much further, especially if you take the I-5. Then you’re…

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Posted by: on Sunday, July 4th, 2010
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Vancouver Magazine’s 2010 Restaurant Awards

(This post is guest written by Cliff Hammerschmidt.) — The Vancouver Magazine 2010 Restaurant Awards were held on the afternoon of May 18 at the Sheraton Wall Centre. This is the 21st year of the awards, and my…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 20th, 2010
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