Meditations - Enlightened gastronomic insights

Life of a French Stagiere

One dark morning last week, I made ham and eggs for one in a tiny skillet on an industrial range. Now, this has its pros and cons: Pro: With the high heat that comes out…

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The Flour Peddler

When I was back in BC this summer I had the very good luck of meeting Chris Hergesheimer, who owns and operates The Flour Peddler Enterprises. My parents met Chris at…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Guidance - Recipes & tips that will convert you

Greek Easter, Village Style

Today is the first day of Greek Orthodox Holy Week, Great Monday, which culminates on Saturday at midnight with Easter and the breaking of a 40 day fast. The Greek…

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Tarte Au Sucre, Take 2

A couple of months ago we had a Foodists Montréal movie night. Even though I was told we had loads of desert, being a sugar addict I just had to add to the sweets being…

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Black Bean Brownies Recipe

A few weeks ago a friend introduced me to a recipe that her sister swears by. A recipe for Black Bean Brownies. My sister is celiac so I have been interested in finding…

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Weekly Wine Picks

During a recent conversation a colleague, we agreed that one of the most difficult challenges for a consumer (or a wine buyer for that matter) in BC is finding wines that…

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A Foodists Valentine

Like many modern holidays, Valentines Day had sombre beginnings that have morphed into a celebration of the more happy things in life. Valentine’s Day was originally…

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A Taste of Delhi: Chole Bhature

The vegetarian Punjabi dish chole bhature—curried chickpeas with fried bread—is one of the most popular breakfasts in North India. It’s not tough to understand why:…

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The Cannery’s Salmon Wellington

As you’ve no doubt heard, The Cannery, an iconic Vancouver restaurant for 38 years, has closed its doors. All that is left on their website is the announcement of…

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Eggnog – Seasoned Tipling!

A few years ago I went on a search for an eggnogg recipe as find most store bought varieties quite disgusting. As I love vintage I ended up adapting a recipe from…

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The Most Delicious Pear & Almond Tart

“An apple resists being eaten. An apple is not eaten, it is conquered. The crunchiness of a pear is far more appealing. It is giving and fragile. To eat a pear is…

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In Pursuit of the Best French Onion Soup Recipe

Last week, fellow Foodist Karen Hamilton went to Montreal to participate in the Van Houtte Coffee Getaway (watch for the post!). As a good Foodist would, she went with an…

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Worship - Feasting at the temples of others

The Pigs in the (Swabian) Hall

(OK the title doesn’t quite make sense but I’m still going with it.) When I was back in Iowa for a few weeks this September, a story in the Des Moines Register…

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Foodists Cutter Ranch Trip 2012

In order to appreciate the food we are consuming, I believe that one should have some idea of where their food comes from.  As you can imagine I was very excited when the…

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Taste of the PNE – Fair Fare

Fair food is what it is: Indulgence. So indulge and walk it off!

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Tulum: Part 1

The last time I was in Mexico, I was a pale 17 year old, away from home and my family for the first time. I was sent to Monterrey as part of an exchange program, and…

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The Waldorf Food Truck Fest Brings Community Together (With Killer Tunes to Dine By)

When I brought a fellow Iowan, and soon-to-be new Vancouverite, to the Waldorf Hotel’s now-weekly Food Truck Festival meet-up, he looked around in awe.…

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Picnic in VanDusen Park

Summer is finally here! I love being outside, and I love eating. Picnics are a perfect way to combine these two. The problem though is that prepping for a picnic takes…

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It Starts In the Vineyard

Life is about new experiences and for many people that means travel. Me, I travel on my stomach. All of my vacations are rigorously planned around trying new restaurants,…

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Summertime is still tea time at the Urban Tea Merchant

Summer isn’t typically the time of year when one can’t wait to get their hands on a nice, steaming, hot cup of tea, but at The Urban Tea Merchant over heated…

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Push Once, Repeat

You have to wonder how Robin Kort from Swallowtail has the reoccurring ability to find obscure Vancouver venues to stage her Secret Supper Soirees. If she ever needs a new…

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Les Faux Bourgeois’ “Dude Guru” Does It Again With Che Baba

“Hey! Long time! How are you?” shouted Stephan Gagnon as his face lit up when I walked into Che Baba. I looked around, and was met with a dimly lit room filled…

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