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Arugula Salsa Verde

At my local grocery store in Harlem, I get a great deal on arugula – $5 for a plastic salad box literally stuffed full of spicy little leaves. Arugula goes into salads, and sandwiches, but no matter how fast I seem…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 2nd, 2010
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Visiting Vancouver’s Secret Brewery

I’d like to be able to start off this article with a shadowy meeting; with a blindfolded car ride or with a secret entrance of some kind. The truth, though, is that this story ended up being about as local as local…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 4th, 2010
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The Beer Geek’s Guide to the Alibi Room’s 100th Beer List

In December, beer geeks (enthusiasts?) lined up early at the Alibi Room to celebrate an auspicious event – the Alibi’s 100th Beer List. Nigel Springthorpe types each list out by hand – on a typewriter…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
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Strathcona Sourdough: Adventures with Real Bread

As an amateur chef, I enjoy a good challenge. Over the years, I’ve tackled quite a few of them – a flakey pie crust, an authentic bolognese, a delicate tamago-dofu. All of those adventures, though, now seem…

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Posted by: on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
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Alibi Room On Tap – August 27, 2009: Cask Crawl!

Before we get to the on-tap list this week, let’s talk about this Saturday’s First Annual Cask Crawl. I know the word ‘crawl’ brings up visions of busloads of university kids wearing plastic,…

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Posted by: on Thursday, August 27th, 2009
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Alibi Room on tap – August 11, 2009: The Belgians are coming!

Eight years ago, I attended Feast of Fields, an annual harvest festival that takes place in several locations across the province. In 2001, the event was held at the UBC Farm. It was an amazing day, featuring a…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
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Is Sustainable Seafood a Myth?

Last spring, while in Tokyo, I made an early-morning trip to the famous Tsukiji fish market. It was meant to be a pilgrimage of sorts but ended up being an unsettling experience. I’ve thought a lot over the last…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 10th, 2009
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Alibi Room on Tap – July 9, 2009

I have a classic pavlovian reaction to e-mails from The Alibi Room’s Nigel Springthorpe – I start to salivate even before I get past the subject line. This week’s missive is drool-worthy indeed, starting…

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Posted by: on Thursday, July 9th, 2009
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Tap News From The Alibi: May 9th, 2009

I spent a couple of hours at the bar of the Alibi Room on Thursday, catching up with Nigel and finding out what what’s on tap, and what’s coming up over the next few weeks. Let’s start off with some…

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Posted by: on Saturday, May 9th, 2009
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Tap News From The Alibi: April 1st, 2009

After a successful month of $4 cask-pint Tuesdays, the Alibi is back to business (and beer) as usual, with a lot of exciting things being pumped and poured this week. Currently in the casks: Central City Empire IPA…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
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Tap News from the Alibi: 03/20/09

This is the second update in a week, because they’re going through beer like crazy at the Alibi and kegs are changing quickly (a group of Foodists were there last night… coincidence?) Here’s the news: 3…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 20th, 2009
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Tap News From The Alibi: 03/16/09

Over at The Alibi Room, the big news is in casks – with three beer engines now installed, you can now enjoy a variety of hand-drawn pints. To spread the word, and to break in the beer engines, Nigel is offering $4…

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Posted by: on Sunday, March 15th, 2009
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Bionade

What would you do with a brewery in Bavaria? I suspect if you asked a thousand people this question, 999 of them would answer in the same way: “I’d brew beer!”. Dieter Liepold, though, is not one to run…

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Posted by: on Thursday, March 12th, 2009
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Tap News from the Alibi: 02/18/09

Beer lovers in Vancouver will know that The Alibi Room is the place to go for a pint (or six). While the Alibi’s website is regularly updated with a complete tap-list, proprietor Nigel Springthorpe has kindly agreed…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 19th, 2009
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Kitchen Essentials: Making Stock

When I was starting out in the kitchen, I was convinced that I was missing something. While I could follow a recipe without too much trouble and only a modicum of charring, anything I tried to make from scratch tended to…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

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