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How curious: a journey Down the Rabbit Hole with the Swallow Tail Supperclub

“remember, what the dormouse said feed your head, feed your head” —Jefferson Airplane The city seemed to shrink away on the horizon as we wound up through the treed lane, hugging the shoreline of Deer Lake in…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Butchers of Gastown III: The Seafood Session

It has been awhile since I have written a post for Foodists. A bloody long time to be quite honest. Even as I write this I am searching my brain for some small scrap that I might throw you, dear reader, to justify this…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 1st, 2011
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A Night on the Floating Dining Room

Saturday evening. My cab cuts through Yaletown, dipping down under the Granville Street Bridge towards the marina. The heat of the day has begun to wane but the sun is still blazing low in the sky transforming the vehicle…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
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Pop Bottle Dining

“This is to confirm your reservation for the media dinner aboard the Floating Dining Room.” On Friday afternoon, with two designers down and minor fires to be put out on all fronts, the above words sat buried…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
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New Year’s Day Calzones

One of my food-based resolutions in the New Year is to make pizza dough once a week, either on the Sunday or Monday night so that we have it on hand later on in the work week when the temptation arises to order in.…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Personal Consumption: the last days of 2009

December 29th, 2009 We stopped in at Whole Foods this morning which is always good for a little culinary inspiration. Picked up some red and green kale, 2 beets –one the colour of a sunburst– and a nice piece…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 1st, 2010
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Foodists Represent at Interesting Vancouver

The 2nd installment of Interesting Vancouver is taking place on Friday October 23rd at The Vancouver Rowing Club. Those of us who attended last year were treated to one of the most refreshing and inspiring gatherings that…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
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Notes from the Underground – 12B

We have all heard those urban myths, of bathtubs filled with ice and missing kidneys and crocodiles the size of Civics swimming through our sewer systems. Such tales are always related to you a couple of degrees removed…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
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Essential Viewing: Dan Barber’s “A surprising parable of foie gras”

A truly inspirational talk by chef Dan Barber recounting a trip that he took to a goose farm in the Extremadura region of Spain run by Eduardo Sousa who not only produces a humane foie gras, but the best foie gras that…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
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Tales of the Leftover Xmas Eve Ham pt.3: My Take on the Classic Leftover Sandwich

At this point, talking about what to do with the Leftover Xmas Eve Ham is no doubt starting to conjure up images of Homer Simpson hiding his moldy staff picnic hoagie behind the radiator, complete with bloated belly and…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 5th, 2009
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Tales of the Leftover Xmas Eve Ham pt.2: Ham, Shrimp & Capsicum Pasta

We are currently on a fairly tight schedule with our daughter Caia when it comes to bedtime which means that I typically prep for a meal before we start our routine of bath, massage, story, feed & bed and then I cook…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 1st, 2009
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Tales of the Leftover Xmas Eve Ham pt.1: Polenta and 3 Mushroom Casserole (with aforementioned ham..)

We had Xmas Eve at our place this year with Jane’s parents, her brother and his wife. Due to factors well beyond our control (insane weather patterns, traffic mayhem & an 18-week-old daughter) we decided to…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 29th, 2008
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Fettucine with Prawns in a Tequilla & Tarragon Cream Sauce

So before we get going on this dish, it should probably be noted that there is some serious heat going into it. But it is a big all-encompassing furnace type of heat that is cut nicely by the cream and lime making it…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 4th, 2008
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Fennel and Sausage Fettucine with Fresh Tomato

This is a very simple but tasty pasta dish. The fresh tomato adds a brilliantly refreshing contrast to the richer tastes of the sausage and fennel. Cubing the cheese rather than grating it on top was inspired by a snack…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 12th, 2007
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Happy Holidays from IBC and Betty Fuller

Long before the In the Kitchen blog existed, there was Betty Fuller and her ground (beef)-breaking alternatives to your typical holiday fare. We have all studied her methods (Ben more so than the rest of us) and admire…

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Posted by: on Friday, December 22nd, 2006
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