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Contest: You scream, I scream, we all scream for…

…Yogurt! Sorry, couldn’t resist. I remember my dad once bought one of those Salton home yogurt makers. He made a batch. It sucked. We never used it again. As a result, yogurt never played a huge roll in my…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
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The apple of February’s eye

Yesterday when I typed the word “apple” into Google I was a little shocked to see that the first few references for the word were not of the fruit kind but of the computer kind (congrats Steve Jobs).  The electronic…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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Wining and Dining with Forks and Corks

My wife and I stopped going to Dine Out Vancouver a few years ago after a couple of unfortunate experiences at restaurants who didn’t embrace the spirit of the festival—some even seeming to resent it. So when I…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 20th, 2012
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Nicli Antica Pizzeria’s Bill McCaig wants to be your neighbour

I am getting sick to death of hearing people say how awesome Nicli Antica Pizzeria is. I get it already—their Neapolitan pizza is very good, and it’s so authentic it earned Vancouver’s first Vera Pizza…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 13th, 2012
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George and Park on 10 years of Memphis Blues, expansion and wine with bbq

Recently we were invited to partake in a good ‘ol fashioned Southern pig pickin’ to mark the 10th anniversary of venerable low ‘n slow barbeque joint Memphis Blues BBQ House. Started by George Siu and…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 9th, 2012
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The Seal Meat Experience

Although many of you might be a little disheartened in the upcoming tasting choice, I for one feel that introducing myself to as many different foods, flavors, and textures allows me to appreciate the art of cooking, the…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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Butter On The Endive’s Owen Lightly On Being A Punk, Getting Married Young, And Boring People

On a cold November night, many of Vancouver’s foodie elite descended to the new Gastown location of The Found & The Freed ”pop up” shop for an event called Sweater Season. Accompanying…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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CONTEST: Add a little Mooking to your Holiday Booty with his latest book, Everyday Exotic

Maybe you caught the Q&A with Roger Mooking on this recent post, or the latest video in which Mark and Ben interview him in our favourite underground sausage making facility, D-Original? Well, if either of those leave…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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Make Love, Not Fruitcake

My friend Sean and I made our first batch of fruitcake in 1995; I was 16 and he was 17 years old. It started as a joke. See, we had this theory that nobody actually ate fruitcake, they just hung onto it for a while and…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Does A Negroni Improve With Age? Yes. Especially If You Age It In An Oak Barrel!

Aging cocktails isn’t a new technique—in fact it used to be the norm a century ago—but only in recent years has aging cocktails in oak barrels made a come back in Europe and the US—even the New Times is…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 27th, 2011
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CONTEST: Unquenchable thirst for a bargain

You’re either a wine person or you’re going to be one. When you start out, you might be less inclined to spend the big money on a single bottle of wine because, well, you don’t get what makes a wine…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 17th, 2011
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Roger Mooking Can Fit His Whole Hand Into His Mouth

Increasingly we’re asked by food industry folks to interview them for this site, which is an honour and appreciated, and fun (the reason why we do this!). Such was the case when Food Network celebrity chef Roger…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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Butchers of Gastown III…The Video

The Butchers of Gastown (BOG) is all about sharing in the sourcing of a whole beast (or beasts), learning how to take them apart and then making a feast fit for kings with little to no waste. Sharing being the operative…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
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The MSG Dilemma

It’s almost inevitable that at some point in the career of an Asian chef, one faces the big decision: MSG—To use? Or not to use? In some Asian countries, such as Thailand where I come from, it’s not uncommon to find…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 16th, 2011
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It’s High Time Scout Magazine’s Andrew Morrison Answered a Few Questions

It’s entirely likely that if you read this website, you’re quite familiar with the Vancouver-based food and culture site Scout Magazine. and its outspoken founder and Editor, Andrew Morrison. Since its…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 12th, 2011
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