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Sage, on the City

Last weekend I cooked two dishes that required fresh herbs – a pugliese seafood pasta with sage, and a rosemary cake with… rosemary. Finding fresh rosemary is never a problem at our house, as we have two…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
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Toasted Almond French Toast

If toast is bettered bread, French toast is certainly another step in the evolutionary process – dipped in egg and pan-fried, this staple of Sunday brunches everywhere is about the best example of a perfectly simple…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 2nd, 2009
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Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner – Vancouver

If you could eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a single day in Vancouver, where would you choose to dine? For the sake of this imaginary challenge, let’s assume that we all get an unlimited expense account (at the…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
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Red Seal Ale at the Alibi: Get it while you can!

A few years ago, I drove down the coast from Vancouver to San Francisco, winding through Washington State, Oregon and California on the way to a too-short stay in Shaky Town. The drive is a beer-lovers treasure hunt, with…

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Posted by: on Saturday, November 15th, 2008
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Nuss Wasser

It strikes me that the world can be divided neatly into two groups: Those who would willingly taste the contents of a poorly labeled, dusty bottle of homemade brown liquor and those who would not. My girlfriend and I fall…

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Posted by: on Friday, November 14th, 2008
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Beer Lovers find Room at the Alibi

Over the last few months, Nigel Springthorpe has been quietly turning the Alibi Room into Vancouver’s best spot for microbrew & craft beers. The on-tap selection is excellent, with a collection of brews from…

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Posted by: on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
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Little Nest

I’m sure there’s a place like Little Nest in every neighbourhood. You know, that around-the-corner cafe where neighbours gather for breakfast and coffee. A sunny, friendly kind of place where you’re…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
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There is a God.

Dave Seldon is a do-it-yourself kind of guy. The Head Brewer at BS Brewing, a Portland-based collective of home-brewers has made his own beer for years, is handy with tools, and grows his own food. So, what’s next…

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Posted by: on Thursday, August 9th, 2007
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My New Favourite Things

It’s been a while since I posted to the blog, so I thought I’d return to action by posting about a few culinary finds that I’ve made over the last few weeks. First of is Wedderspoon Honey. Though the…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
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Raspberry Vinaigrette, thy time has come.

Sometime about 1991, every restaurant in the known universe started to offer raspberry vinaigrette as a dressing option. For a world used to a choice between ranch, italian, and 1000 islands, this cheeky pink number was a…

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Posted by: on Sunday, February 11th, 2007
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Writers writing about writers, writing about food.

Confused yet? In his recent article in the London Review of Books, Stephen Shapin gives us his thoughts on Bill Buford‘s rather lengthily titled Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook,…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 19th, 2007
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Dine Out Vancouver

It’s that time of the year, again. The time of year when I forget to make reservations for Dine Out Vancouver, and then spend two weeks grumbling about it under my breath. I checked out the site this morning, and…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 15th, 2007
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Fine Fish, in a Can?

If you are looking for a tasty snack to pack in your lunch tomorrow, pick up some 80g cans of Callipo tuna. The fish is canned in olive oil, which makes for a much tastier snack than water-tinned tuna. I eat it straight…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 6th, 2007
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Da Flora

Forget calzones. Put your pepperoncini aside. Da Flora, a small venetian-style ostaria in San Francisco, does Italian food with such freshness and imagination that you’ll never look at a plate of fettucini the same…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 21st, 2006
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Right Back Where I Started From…

I’m headed to San Francisco for the weekend. I know it is somewhat of a mecca for foodies in North America, but I have done only a little bit of exploring on my own. I’d love to hear recommendations for some…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 14th, 2006
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