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Fast Slow-food: How technology is fuelling the Slow Food movement

Technology is fuelling the Slow Food movement and creating a future where people are excited about and engaged with the slow-food they eat – in parking lots… and in boardrooms.

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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German Food + Pop-Up Producer + Rain City Chronicles = DAS LEXICON

On March 22nd, Bestie, Ken Tsui and Rain City Chronicles join forces to celebrate all things German with DAS LEXIKON! Through storytelling and supper, Das Lexikon is a fun-filled night of German appreciation infused with…

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Posted by: on Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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The 70s Supper – #dinnerpartyYVR

Recipe collections tell a story. Through their tattered stained cards, clippings and notes you can tell a lot about their owners. Their likes, dislikes, which recipes they used frequently and what kind of dinners and…

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Posted by: on Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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Current State of Parisian Food Writing

It is a great time to not only be an eater but an eater who readers about eating.  All around the world hungry scribes are reinventing food writing including fellow pioneers here on Foodists. But what about the culture…

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Posted by: on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Our food supply is neither secure or sustainable

Small, local mixed-crop farmers are a dying breed. The average age of a BC farmer is 59 years. Despite the great urban farming efforts of good people like Sole Food Street Farms and Fresh Roots, making a living as a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Video: Eating the PNE

For most kids with a fairly normal upbringing, fair food is comfort food. Gorging yourself on too much sugar, too much fat and too much fun was a right of passage. Sure, the elegant food snob has transcended that greasy…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 13th, 2013
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The Protester’s Guide to Good Eats

I would like to personally thank the protestors of Gastown and Downtown East Side restaurants. If it were not for the haute couture balaclava clad fashions and poetic typographic masterpieces on placards, it may be…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Chinese Soul Food

I finally got around to making renditions of some favorite dishes of mine from the Yunnan and Hunan cuisine, as well as a Hakka dish that I learned from my father. I had invited a few friends who share my love for spicy…

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Posted by: on Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Tyranny of Craft Beer

 London, UK –  How did craft beer come to rule our taps?  Who allowed the pleasure of a simple pint to drown under barrels of manhandled complexity?   This insincere and insidious “movement” of macho…

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Posted by: on Sunday, June 30th, 2013
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The Art of Stinky Seafood

Today I made a dish called “Tum Bhu Pla Ra.” After I finished, I realized that in one dish I put in not 1, not 2, but 3 different ingredients that by Western standard would be considered “stinky”: Fish sauce,…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Communist Ales

  Beer has long lifted the burdens of the working class, and so it is fitting that Karl Marx who toiled to relieve the working class’ burdens was oft to lift an ale himself .  However, back in my economic…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 29th, 2013
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Russian Tea: A Soulful Experience

Russians love tea more than vodka. Even though it is vodka, bears and Siberia that became the ubiquitous symbols of Russian culture in North America, for Russians it is the tea drinking that stands at the very core of…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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The Truth About Sriracha

Every foodie seems to know what Sriracha is—the hot sauce with a cock on the bottle. It has become associated with Vietnamese restaurants, yet the current version was created in LA, and you can’t find it in…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 15th, 2013
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Ten Commandments of Dining Around

When it comes to Dine Arounds, Dine Outs or any “Eat At [INSERT CITY NAME HERE]!” complaints tend dominate the accolades. Why? In my experience, diner criticism goes along these lines: The service was…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Vodka Saves the Day

There are moments when you get slapped out of apathy and assumption-making that resonate a while. Meeting Elena was one such moment. In a few spoken words she shattered our first impression of her as merely the Korean…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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