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Two Alternative Magazines for the Food-Obsessed

Hitting my local newsstand, it’s not hard to find the usual suspects vying for your attention, featuring the sexiest food photography to make you forget you just had lunch. Saveur, Everyday Food, Bon Appetit,…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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Viva Bouchon Las Vegas!

It was Easter weekend and our small group was heading to Las Vegas for some shopping, a Cirque show and general merriment. I volunteered to handle restaurant duty, knowing that there were so many incredible restaurants…

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Posted by: on Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Oodles and oodles of noodles

Guest writer: Joseph Wu (origami expert, noodle nut, and husband to regular Foodist contributor, Nancy Wu) When Nancy was invited to participate in Tourism Richmond’s Noodle-Mania event, she immediately asked if I…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
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CrEATe: Eating, Design and Future Food

There are many well-designed books about food; a current favorite being Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson and Eric Wolfinger, which boasts some of the most sumptuous food photography and elegantly-set typography seen in the…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 10th, 2011
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Batali = così delizioso

Let me just cut to the chase and say that the Batali family really know how to delight a meat-loving diner. I have always wanted to visit Salumi (co-founded by Armandino Batali, Mario’s dad) ever since I saw Anthony…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 19th, 2010
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Oru Restaurant: pan-Asian perfection

Amidst all of the Winter Olympic frenzy, another piece of culinary artistry has risen in Vancouver—specifically at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. The vibrant Oru Restaurant is described as “pan-Asian” cuisine but is…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 26th, 2010
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Dining during a recession = better home cooking

When I watched Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares UK Special this past January, he didn’t hold back about some of his own successful restaurants suffering due to the credit crunch. That was true for dining…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 26th, 2009
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Must must must have Momofuku.

BBQ Pork buns. I grew up with them; my mom was the master of making them from scratch. I always thought hers was the best. That was until I started soliciting ideas of where to go & eat in NYC. Two of my…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 19th, 2009
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In The Kitchen: A Review

Ben has asked me to read “In the Kitchen” and share a review. Here are my first thoughts upon finishing it: Monica Ali is definitely a writer who’s seen the inner bowels of a busy high-end British restaurant…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
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Fancy Fast Food (aka How to make McMeals marvelous!)

Stumbling upon the 2-month old website Fancy Fast Food, it felt like the naïve optimistic cousin of trailer trash relative, This Is Why You’re Fat, providing a glimmer of hope for all of us closet fast food lovers.…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 17th, 2009
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NYC: Eating up Manhattan

It’s been 7 years since I last visited NYC. My memories are foggy but I remembered something about piles of hot succulent pastrami at Katz’ as big as a small child’s head (since shrunk to the size of small…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 13th, 2009
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A Delicious Secret…that’s not so secret

Instead of celebrating a birthday milestone with an expensive meal in the hundreds, I chose something special and more low-key that my entire little family could enjoy. The Secret Garden Tea Company in Kerrisdale offers a…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
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A Perfect Present: Paella

My friend Jamie Kelley has repeatedly said that he’d love to come over and make me his ultimate version of paella, a delicious rice dish originating from Spain. Served in a paellera (a round shallow pan made of polished…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 1st, 2009
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Diary of a Foodie

Foodists, foodie….whatever you wanna be called, it’s people who love food. Really love it. They can have long conversations criticizing, rhapsodizing and just plain obsessing about it. Sound familiar? On one of my…

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Posted by: on Friday, May 29th, 2009
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Fat, appreciated

This is one highly enjoyable read that is informative, fascinating and hunger inducing. Now, it’s also a 2009 James Beard Foundation Book Award winner. (This book was already noted in a previous Foodists article by…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
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