Meditations - Enlightened gastronomic insights

Origins of a Foodie

Recently I became a father to a wonderful little girl, Lila. In the weeks and months leading up to her arrival Andrea and I spent a huge amount of time painting the house,…

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Kings Taste Bums?

I took this picture in T&T Supermarket on 1st Ave. They need an editor!!

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I’m Lovin’ It

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Spain … on the road Again

Holy crap. I can’t wait to see this upcoming series called Spain…on the road Again about Gwyneth Paltrow, Mario Batali, Mark Bittman, and Claudia Bassols…

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Ontario Brewing Awards Winners

On Tuesday the Ontario Brewing Award Winners were announced in Toronto. 57 brands of Ontario brews were submitted for judging across 15 different categories. The big…

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Ribs on the Cobb

Smell that? The earth coming to life, trees, flowers, smoke-fueled barbequing? I started the 2008 bbq season picking up where I left off last year experimenting with the…

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National Grilled Cheese Day

Did you know April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day? Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese Month? There are cascading references to it on the web, but nothing…

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South China Seas Opens in East Vancouver

I may just be the luckiest foodie in Vancouver—er, East Vancouver anyway. For years I’ve been a fan of South China Seas Trading Company on Granville Island.…

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I so want that….from….

I frequently crave a certain kind of food from a specific place. Fish and chips from Pajo’s in Steveston, tacos from Dona Cata, rendang beef from Pondak, etc. Sure,…

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Auntie Mary’s

One of the many perks working for IB has definitely been around people who has a passion for great well-cooked authentic food. A while back, I had mentioned to both Mark…

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Worship - Feasting at the temples of others

Vij’s Cookbook

Today is my sister in law Rebekka’s birthday, and to start it off right Kristil and I had her over for breakfast this morning. Honest, tasty fare, whipped up by…

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Hot Bread

Imagine you are working away in your office on a cold January morning and in walks a nice lady loaded with warm fresh bread for you to eat, no strings attached. Yes, this…

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Toronto is Winterlicious

If you are in Toronto between January 26 and February 8, 2007, make sure to check out Winterlicious. Probably the most popular part of Toronto’s WinterCity festival,…

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Fine Filipino Fare…Finally

Ask someone what Filipino cuisine is and you’re as likely to get a blank stare as the easy answer of “adobo” (the national dish of the Philippines). But…

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Da Flora

Forget calzones. Put your pepperoncini aside. Da Flora, a small venetian-style ostaria in San Francisco, does Italian food with such freshness and imagination that…

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Taco Quest: Next Stop “Tacos Mexico Rico”

I’ve finally made it to another taco joint to continue my quest for the best taco in Vancouver. Tacos Mexico Rico has a fairly extensive menu including tacos,…

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Gastropod: Everything Sounds Better in Latin.

I’m a bit of a science nerd. So, when a friend invited me to dinner at a new restaurant called Gastropod, I was somewhat taken aback. The word gastropod translates…

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Taste of Yaletown – Brix

A few weeks ago, I caught the tailend of the Taste of Yaletown, where a variety of Yaletown restaurants offer prix fixe menus at $25, $35 and $45. Brix had a $35 menu that…

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Taco Quest: First Stop “Chilo’s”

My first stop on the Vancouver taco quest was Chilo’s Taqueria (5170 Victoria Dr.). Not much to look at from the outside (in fact, watch closely or you’ll…

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Izakaya 1215 is a 10!

If you haven’t been to one of the joints that are a part of Vancouver’s burgeoning Izakaya scene, now is the time. They’re not just for homesick Japanese…

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