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My Grandma Story at Rain City Chronicles

I was recently honoured to be invited to participate at a Rain City Chronicles event by telling a personal story that addressed the theme of “Recipe For…” along with fellow Foodists members Eagranie Yuh…

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Posted by: on Sunday, May 15th, 2011
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I’ll “Wine Down” with Jay Jones Any Day

Degan did a great job sharing her recent experiences and picks from the 2011 edition of Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, but she forgot to mention the “Wine Down” event at MARKET by…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Lychee Ginger White Tea Poached Asian Winter Pear

The last of our unique Chinese New Year recipes created by Vancouver’s Chinese food guru Nathan Fong is a dessert of Asian winter pear poached in lychee ginger white tea and served with a delicious chocolate spice…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
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Green Tea Spice Rub Salmon

Today’s Chinese New Year recipe by local Chinese food guru Nathan Fong is green tea spice rubbed salmon. Barbecue rubs have always been popular in the South. Here, I’ve used aromatic green tea, high in…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
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Chinese New Year…with a twist!

Our latest guest contributor is local Chinese food guru Nathan Fong, who kicks off Chinese New Year by offering us three unique recipes for the season; an salad appetizer featuring lime ginger mint herbal tea poached…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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Everybody Wants To Be A Famous Chef

I was recently invited to meet a couple of students from the International Culinary School at Art Institute of Vancouver who are competing in San Pellegrino’s Almost Famous Chef Competition being held in Toronto on…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 29th, 2011
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Smart Cooks Wear Dajoji Kitchen Performance Apparel

I was recently asked to try out and provide an opinion of Dajoji chef coats to coincide with a special offer on Ethical Deals. That opinion is below. [Full disclosure: Dajoji coats were co-designed by Foodists.ca…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 28th, 2010
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The Prophouse Cafe: A terrific “third place”.

Starbucks may be the company that has most famously incorporated the concept of the “third place“—a place that anchors community outside of home (first place) or work (second place)—into their strategy,…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 14th, 2010
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Ben & Mark Explore Summer Night Market

Ben and I had some fun exploring the Summer Night Market in Richmond recently, with videographers Nathan and Ryan capturing our culinary misadventure on camera. The idea was to give people who haven’t enjoyed a trip…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 3rd, 2010
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Foodists Founders CKNW Radio Interview

Foodists on CKNW August 1, 2010 from The Foodists on Vimeo. Foodists.ca founders Mark Busse and Ben Garfinkel were guests on The World Today Weekend on CKNW with host Randall Mark on August 1st, 2010. This 15 minute…

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Posted by: on Thursday, August 5th, 2010
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Foodists 2nd Annual BBQ Bootcamp

Foodists.ca is extremely excited to present our second annual Barbecue Bootcamp featuring BBQ Champ and author, Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk. Modelled after last summer’s smash hit Foodists.ca event, we guarantee you will…

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Posted by: on Sunday, August 1st, 2010
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A Warm Aboriginal Welcome at The Fish House in Stanley Park

“Klahowya” is an aboriginal greeting meaning “welcome” and I certainly did feel at home among friends at the launch of The Fish House’s Klahowya menu a few days ago. To honour the new…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 19th, 2010
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Yew Don’t Want To Eat Here

I’ve been dragging my heels on writing this article for months. I think perhaps because I didn’t everybody and their cousin to know about one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. There, I said it: Yew…

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Posted by: on Sunday, July 18th, 2010
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Fairmont Pacific Rim hosts Smokin’ Sundays with Rockin’ Ronnie

Congratulations to our friend Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk for his success with the weekly BBQ at Fairmont Pacific Rim‘s  Lobby Lounge Patio. I got to taste samples of the all-you-can-eat buffet they are featuring…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
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Good Steak, No Bull

I’ve driven by the Brave Bull’s House of Steaks on the corner of Hastings & Clark in Vancouver hundreds of times for a couple decades, but I’ve never ventured inside. Why would I? It looks like…

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Posted by: on Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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