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Karelian Piirakkaa: a new-old twist on sandwiches

Handy, tasty and easy to prepare, the traditional Karelian Piirakkaa is a Finnish staple that’s like a bizarre cross between a sandwich and a pierogi.

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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VPIWF Picks

For those who’ve never been to the grand tasting hall of a wine festival, it can be a bit overwhelming. The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival had over 700 wines to taste this year, from 176 wineries in…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
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VPIWF Whammy of Umami

Fortified wines were front and centre at this year’s Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival and while I sampled some sherry-style wines at the beginning of the week, I wanted to get further into it. Whammy…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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VPIWF: Sabor de España at Salt Tasting Room

The Vancouver International Playhouse Wine Festival kicked off yesterday and my first event was Sabor de España! at Salt Tasting Room in Gastown. This was to be a Spanish feast paired with a selection of Bodegas Alvear…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Can’t beat beaten rice with fast, tasty curry

From crispy snack to quick curry accompaniment, beaten rice (poha) is a fast and easy staple.

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Posted by: on Monday, March 28th, 2011
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Interview with the Author: Sugar Snaps And Strawberries

We’re usually writing about eating on Foodists, or at least about food preparation. Andrea Bellamy gets you started properly by showing you how to grow your own edible garden – even if you live in the city!…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
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Weekly Wine Picks

France is pretty much the world’s undisputed leading producer of fine wines but the question remains, can it compete in the value for money stakes at lower price points? I searched long and hard to come up with this…

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Posted by: on Thursday, March 17th, 2011
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Salty, Nutty, Gooey, Goodness

I was recently invited to a special event involving Russ and Wendy Kwan Photography, and wanting to increase the likelihood of being invited again in the future I decided to bring along a dessert to share with our hosts.…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
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Weekly Wine Picks

Weekly Wine Picks In eager anticipation of the up-coming VPIWF, here’s a round up of some favourite Spanish wines recently tasted and all representing the unbeatable value for money that this country can offer: Segura…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 28th, 2011
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Turkey Gumbo

I have a confession. I’ve never been a fan of turkey. No matter how it was prepared, whether it be lovingly roasted, minced or turned into my Mom’s famous curry, there was something about that big bird that never…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 21st, 2011
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A Sea of Sustainable Activity

Bluefin Tuna are in danger of extinction, oysters are disappearing and more than 170 billion pounds of wildlife are being removed from the seas yearly. By all accounts, the oceans are in rough shape. But it hasn’t…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 10th, 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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Demystifying Chinese New Year treats + laughing sesame ball cookie recipe

Chinese (or Lunar) New Year is the most important festival in China and it is also celebrated throughout many Asian countries. It’s a time for family reunion, which also means indulging in a lot of scrumptious food.…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 31st, 2011
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