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Spot Prawning With Foodists (video)

Foodists is a collective of obsessed food fanatics, and as such our relationship with where our food comes from is super important to us. Many of our motley crew live in British Columbia, home of the spot prawn (Pandalus…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 11th, 2012
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Bob Blumer eats curry out of toy toilets. Is that weird?

“In the ever expanding universe of food television,” quips food TV host Bob Blumer. “Do you ever get the feeling you’ve seen it all?” Yes Bob. Yes, we do. We really do. So what could our…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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Nicli Antica Pizzeria’s Bill McCaig wants to be your neighbour

I am getting sick to death of hearing people say how awesome Nicli Antica Pizzeria is. I get it already—their Neapolitan pizza is very good, and it’s so authentic it earned Vancouver’s first Vera Pizza…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 13th, 2012
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Les Faux Bourgeois’ “Dude Guru” Does It Again With Che Baba

“Hey! Long time! How are you?” shouted Stephan Gagnon as his face lit up when I walked into Che Baba. I looked around, and was met with a dimly lit room filled with locals cheerfully chatting over delicious…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 9th, 2012
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Butter On The Endive’s Owen Lightly On Being A Punk, Getting Married Young, And Boring People

On a cold November night, many of Vancouver’s foodie elite descended to the new Gastown location of The Found & The Freed “pop up” shop for an event called Sweater Season. Accompanying…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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Does A Negroni Improve With Age? Yes. Especially If You Age It In An Oak Barrel!

Aging cocktails isn’t a new technique—in fact it used to be the norm a century ago—but only in recent years has aging cocktails in oak barrels made a come back in Europe and the US—even the New Times is…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 27th, 2011
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Le Crocodile Reminds Us What A Fine French Meal Should Be

I know this isn’t a site where we do a lot of restaurant reviews, but I feel compelled to do a little worshipping, even if it may seem a little obvious to most readers. Last night Andrea and I found ourselves…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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Food.ee aims to outfox boring food by connecting food lovers with take out and delivery

Like a lot of good ideas, the recently launched Food.ee was conceived out of frustration. There are a so many restaurant reviews sites, but when you analyze them for the value they offer hungry visitors looking for a good…

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Posted by: on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

It’s High Time Scout Magazine’s Andrew Morrison Answered a Few Questions

It’s entirely likely that if you read this website, you’re quite familiar with the Vancouver-based food and culture site Scout Magazine. and its outspoken founder and Editor, Andrew Morrison. Since its…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 12th, 2011
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

What makes an olive oil special?

How often does a friend say to you, “Hold on, I want you to try this new brand of olive oil my friend is importing from Spain. It’s quite special, tell me what you think.” Well, that’s exactly what…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 5th, 2011
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“What’s a smorgasbord mommy?” Memories of Frank Baker’s Attic

I was recently driving with some friends past the location of the old Park Royal Hotel in North Vancouver when a big grin crossed my face as we pulled up to the intersection of Marine Drive & Taylor Way.…

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Posted by: on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
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Crazy for CocoaNymp Chocolates & Confections

I love chocolate (who doesn’t really?) and Ben frankly has an unhealthy obsession with the dark brown delights (you’d be well advised not to leave any quality chocolate goodies out if he’s around), so…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Damn You Chex And Your Delicious Gluten-Free Yumminess

I hate feeling obligated or manipulated. Who doesn’t? And I refuse to write about anything on Foodists unless I genuinely enjoyed it or found it to be an interesting story or experience. Period. So when a packaged…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 13th, 2011
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Grey Goose’s Dimi Lezinska And His Magic Oak-Aged Cocktail

As the entire city of Vancouver was donning Canucks jerseys and settling in to watch game four of the NHL finals the other night, I was headed to 100 Nights at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown to meet with and enjoy a cocktail…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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I dream about Yew’s Chef Grant Macdonald

Confession time: I dream about Grant Macdonald, Chef at Yew Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. OK, I don’t actually dream about Grant specifically—though he is a really charming guy—but rather his…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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