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Chocolate-Tasting classes in Vancouver

People get wine, even if they don’t get wine. My parents proclaim Yellow Tail to be the best thing they’ve ever tasted, but even they understand that there’s a difference between Yellow Tail and…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 10th, 2012
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Chocolate-Tasting Class at Kafka’s Coffee and Tea

Life is too short for bad chocolate. If you’ve always wondered what that percentage on the chocolate bar label actually meant, or whether buying Fair Trade chocolate makes a difference, or just want to learn more…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
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Dining Out for Life: Thursday, March 24

I don’t know about you, but I have a tough time making decisions. I spend most of my day herding cats and correcting other people’s grammar, and when dinnertime rolls around, the last thing I want to do is…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
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Vote for your favourite Chinese restaurant!

What’s your favourite Chinese restaurant? Care to share? How about casting a vote in the HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards Diners’ Choice Awards? Voting runs from October 6 until November 12 and results will be…

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Posted by: on Friday, October 8th, 2010
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Chinese Restaurant Awards

Chinese people take their food very seriously. My mom makes a weekly trek to a place in Richmond (sssh, it’s a secret) to buy roast duck and pork with skin so crispy that it shatters when you look at it. When I was…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 18th, 2010
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Chocolate 201: Artisan chocolate tasting series at Xoxolat

I’ve tasted a lot of chocolate. While I try to be objective, I definitely have my favourites. Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the chocolate makers behind my favourite bars.…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
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Dining Out for Life: March 25, 2010

Most people are pretty excited when they find out that I write a chocolate blog. They think it’s fun and frivolous and maybe just a little bit glamorous. Well, I’m still waiting for the glamour part, but…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
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The Lemon Meringue Tart From Hell

French lemon tart is, naturally, more complicated than your average lemon tart. It’s a four-component dessert: sweet dough, almond cream, lemon custard, Italian meringue. It happened to be the focus of the fourth lesson…

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Posted by: on Sunday, February 7th, 2010
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Immaculate Conception Whisky Dinner

‘Tis the season…to drink lots of whisky! December 8th 2009 marks a very special evening. The Refinery and Cask Strength present “Immaculate Conception,” an evening dedicated to joys of whiskey and…

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Posted by: on Saturday, December 5th, 2009
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Miracle Fruit: Turn Lemons Into Lemonade

“Hey, do you want to take a flavour trip?” What started as a pretty normal Sunday afternoon quickly became a mind-bending taste excursion featuring the much-touted miracle fruit. The science of it isn’t…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 15th, 2009
Categories: Meditations | | 6 Comments »

A Night with Theo Chocolate

Artisan chocolate. Farmstead wine. Hand-crafted cocktails. Sweet and savoury chocolate canapes. Interested yet? Mark your calendars for Friday, November 20th. We’ll be highlighting the best of Theo Chocolate, the…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Categories: Meditations | | 2 Comments »

What I ate on my summer vacation

Well, here we are in mid-September. I don’t have kids, but my if my kid memory serves me right, there should be slews of essays bouncing around with variations on the title of “what I did on my summer…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 13th, 2009
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On being a judge at a food competition

I had the privilege of being a judge at CupcakeCamp Vancouver last week, which raised an enormous amount of money for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. The idea of judging is great: show up, eat cupcakes, judge…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
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If this is bad, I don’t want to be good.

What is it about guilt that makes it so delicious? Whether it’s sleeping in, watching hours of TV, or listening to Bon Jovi, there’s something indulgent about doing something you’re not supposed to. And…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
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Food Culture Series: Provenance

Where does your food come? More importantly, why should you care? With labels being greenwashed more than ever, it’s hard to wade through the sea of information and figure out what’s true and what’s…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 13th, 2009
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