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Who Doesn’t Love A Good Cupcake?

I loves me a good cupcake. Don’t you? There’s something slightly less guilty about eating a couple (or six) little cupcakes compared to stuffing your face with a thick slab of moist chocolate cake…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
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Why Should We Hide Underground Dining?

Underground dining isn’t so underground anymore. And it’s about time!

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 13th, 2010
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Wine Is The Glue That Binds: Banée 2010

Hosted by the South Okanagan Wine Association each year, Banée was modeled after Burgundy’s famed Banée de Meursault, a wine industry celebration that marks the end of pruning and the beginning of a new season.…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 18th, 2010
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Something Fishy at Provence Marinaside

An experienced food writer friend once warned me to be suspicious of invitations from restaurants whenever a *free* meal was involved, explaining how difficult he found it to write objective and credible accounts of the…

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Posted by: on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
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Where Food Comes From—A Childhood Memory

We’ve all heard stories about childhood food experiences, the memories of which scarred them for life. From my vegetarian friend’s story of eyeballs hanging from the eye sockets of a freshly clubbed, but still…

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Posted by: on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
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Designer Eating in Vancouver

Travel is often defined by memories of food. Perhaps it’s the multi-sensory aspect of the experience, but it’s often the meals and snacks we try when on an adventure to some far away place that stick with us…

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Posted by: on Sunday, February 7th, 2010
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Discoveries and Destruction in East Van

Last week was filled with food experiences for me. Some good, some rather horrible. I will briefly describe two for you. Discovery A few weeks ago, food writer Alexandra Gill wrote in a Globe And Mail article that Divino…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 25th, 2010
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Artisanal Authenticity at Salt Tasting Room

The entrance to the cellar at Salt Tasting Room in Vancouver. Last night I was pleased to attend the first Salt Cellar Tasting Series of 2010, featuring Oyama Sausage Company and Vista D’Oro Farms & Winery. John…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
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Why I Love Being a Foodist

This post was supposed to be a review of the recent Night With Theo Chocolate event at The Refinery in Vancouver, but the event’s organizer and host Eagranie—a fellow Foodist—beat me to it, posting a terrific…

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Posted by: on Sunday, December 6th, 2009
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Welcome New Guest Contributor Pailin

A warm welcome to our new Guest Contributor, Pailin Chongchitnant! Pailin (pronounced “pie-lin”) is from Thailand, but currently lives in San Francisco and studies at the California Culinary Academy. She’s a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
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Bullshit-Free Moose Chili Recipe

Everybody and their uncle has their special chili recipe, and they all swear theirs is the best. They all claim to have a secret, be it an unexpected ingredient or some special cooking technique. Well, to that I say…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 25th, 2009
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Contest: Win a Copy of Wisdom of the Last Farmer by David Mas Masumoto

This month’s contest prize is a copy of author, farmer, and slow food activist David Mas Masumoto‘s latest book Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land. (Free Press/Simon and Schuster, 288…

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Posted by: on Saturday, September 19th, 2009
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Birch Syrup…a Sticky Business

On our recent drive up to Clinton, BC to visit our lambs at Cutter Ranch we stopped at a roadside store to buy some local produce, dairy, and meat for the weekend. While browsing the shelves, something called birch syrup…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 10th, 2009
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VinoCamp & CheeseCamp 2009

Don’t forget that tomorrow, August 8th, is VinoCamp Vancouver 2009, with the first annual CheeseCamp! Various Foodists will be in the crowd at UBC’s Grad Student Centre, likely half-cut on wines from Mark…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 7th, 2009
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Mis Trucos’s Chef Kris Barnholden has a few tricks of his own

A few hungry Foodists were recently invited to check out a new tapas-style restaurant opening on Davie called Mis Trucos. As this was a preview event, we got to sample some of Chef Kris Barnholden’s fare before the…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
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