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Peruvian Provenance: A Trout Lunch in Lucre

In Peru, as in the case in Vancouver, provenance of what’s on your plate can be hard to track down. A fantastic meal at a great restaurant such as Astrid y Gaston can lull me into a state of ambivalence but these…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Back to the Okanagan

Through my life I’ve been luckily enough to travel constantly through British Columbia. With family vacations, my own adventures and more music tours then I can count, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every city of note,…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 21st, 2010
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Braised Lamb at Thanksgiving

While dining rooms across the town are full of turkey, stuffing and a variety of family variations on thanksgiving classics I turned myself loose on my kitchen for a pre-thanksgiving dinner of sorts seeing as mine’s…

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Posted by: on Monday, October 11th, 2010
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Why do we Cheers?

Cheers, Chin Chin, Santé, Salute or Kanpai. The sound of these generally means that drinks are about to be enjoyed with friends. Perhaps an Old Fashioned, Sazerac or a nice glass of Nebbiolo…but I digress. A few…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
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YVR Wine Night

An event almost passed through my twitter feed without me noticing last week but luckily it didn’t completely pass me by. The evening was hosted by “Vancouver’s most passionate wine bloggers & sommeliers” and…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 16th, 2009
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Tomato & Pancetta Pasta

As much as I enjoy spending multiple hours preparing dinner, sometimes that’s not possible and the exploration of the “15 minute dinner” is equally as fun. I was in the middle of making a new (to me)…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 3rd, 2009
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Summer Risotto

Sure there are those packets of ready made risotto but nothing beats making it from scratch yourself. Fellow Foodists Colin has written about his Best Risotto Ever (and the amended New Best Risotto Ever), and I revisited…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 22nd, 2009
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What is a foodies pizza?

We’ve all been there. Come home from work late and no real desire spend an hour in the kitchen making a new culinary concoction. Turn on the TV and watch the game, put up your feet and…order pizza. Except we…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 16th, 2009
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Steak Sandwich

Last night I had an itch that only a steak sandwich could scratch but knew I wanted to go beyond steak and bread, and add my own twist to it. I knew I wanted to add some caramelized onions and I had an abundance of…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 25th, 2009
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6 Months with Rouxbe

Well it’s a few months in and I’m starting to find my way around my kitchen. I’ve slowly progressed from prototypical bachelor life-style (pizza and Liptons Sidekicks) into someone who is increasingly…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
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Trattoria Italian Kitchen

Every day on the way to work, I walk past a bunch of great restaurants on 4th Ave. Fuel, Gastropod and more recently, Trattoria. The one time I tried to go before, the line up was over an hour long and I’ve never…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
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Dinner of the Decade?

Any dinner billed as The Dinner of the Decade has got to have some weight behind it. Not only does this one have some weight but also some of the most recognized names in Vancouver. David Hawksworth, Hidekazu Tojo,…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
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A substitute for wine?

I was running through a great recipe from Rouxbe yesterday, Chicken Saltimbocca, and ran into an all too familiar situation. The recipe called for 4oz of white wine which left…well…almost an open full bottle…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 20th, 2008
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That’s Child, Julia Child

As you may have heard, turns out that Julia Child was a spy! Most notably known for introducing French cuisine and cooking techniques to the the US she was recruited by the CIA at the age of 28. Check out the story on…

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Posted by: on Thursday, August 14th, 2008
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Culinary Guilt

I have to preface this with a short confessional. I’ve got this growing interest in culinary exploration but in typical Vancouverite fashion I jump at every opportunity to spend time in the sun and this last weekend…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
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