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The Endangered Peasant Meal

  In today’s internationalized and air freighted culinary world can a cuisine go extinct? A question raised by dinner at a small rural café in a tiny drive through town in an unremarkable region of southern France…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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What Do You Believe In? (Nice To Meet You!)

When asked to become part of the Foodists community, I was flattered and somewhat surprised. Sure, my life is food, I know how to cook and I have strong opinions about food. But for most of my journalistic career…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Contest: Spread the Love this summer.

Labour Day long weekend is around the corner, signalling the end of summer 2012. Vacations are ending, kids are back to school, and it’s time to get back into routines again. And for many that means reconsidering…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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The Old Man and the Sea (with video)

Two summers ago in 2010 it was a record year for the BC salmon run here, the best since 1913 apparently. 2010 was also my father’s seventieth birthday and my brother Nathan and I wanted to get him something that…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 6th, 2012
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Following the Wise Monkeys to delicious Hunan at Lucky Noodle

The Wise Monkeys blog is a site that I’ve been following obsessively because of the great insider tips about Chinese food around Vancouver. Contributor Fernando is the one that also tipped me off about Nine Dishes,…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 16th, 2012
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Curry on the Sunshine Coast

  After the six hours of car and ferry travel, I needed something to eat that wasn’t prepped the night before or didn’t have saran wrap stretched around it like a band-aid - I needed something that would…

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Posted by: on Friday, June 15th, 2012
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Contest: Who likes Muesli?

I think my mother once tried to serve us muesli when we were kids. This was back in the day when Cheerios and milk was our standard and anything else for breakfast was considered sacrilege. You want me to put yogurt in…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 4th, 2012
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The Importance of Dessert

Meet Sarah Reinertsen our latest guest contributor.  The fortunate instance of a bus breakdown in the Himalayan foothills – after the bus driver tried unsuccessfully to fix the malfunction with a 2×4 and a hose –…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
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Bob Blumer eats curry out of toy toilets. Is that weird?

“In the ever expanding universe of food television,” quips food TV host Bob Blumer. “Do you ever get the feeling you’ve seen it all?” Yes Bob. Yes, we do. We really do. So what could our…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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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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