Meditations - Enlightened gastronomic insights

Paczki Day

Did you know that Fat Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday, is also known as Paczki Day?  The idea being that making these little balls of loveliness use up all the extra…

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Arancini Extravaganza

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to drop into Tonina’s Italian Deli & Cafe in my old neighbourhood at 25th and Main Street. Depending on the…

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Bourdain again.

A little more about literature and show biz than food (but still loads of fun) Bourdain, this time, talks to the AV Club in this feature article. Share/Bookmark

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Tableland: Documentary film exploring slow food.

There’s a new Vancouver-made documentary about slow food called Tableland that explores sustainable food production. From the orchards of Interior BC, Napa…

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Happy Halloween

Blood? Wine? Thought this image of a grape press would be appropriate for Halloween. I took it on my recent trip to Hornby Island at Carbrea Winery. This is actually a…

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I Love Meat

My wife reluctantly sent me a link to Meatpaper, a new print and online publication featuring everything and anything to do with meat. Why was she so reluctant? As a…

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Would you write a good review for a free meal?

Apparently the Wall Street Journal is onto us folks. They’ve discovered food bloggers! In a recent article title The Price of a Four-Star Rating, they question the…

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On The Side

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and it’s time to start the menu planning and shopping.  But once you’ve got your turkey and stuffing, what else will fill your…

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BBQ on the Bypass

Hey all you real Southern-style low ‘n slow barbecue fans, if you’re near Langley, BC this Sunday, September 9th check out the BBQ on the Bypass. The good…

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F-Off little grey squirrel

Those of you familiar with Industrial Brand know about our slightly unnatural fondness for small rodents. In fact, we’ve even featured the preparation of, and recipe…

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Worship - Feasting at the temples of others

Not authentic, but muy delicioso

Okay, okay. I know I said I was on a quest for an authentic taco. But my dad was in town, and he loves Tex-Mex, which is awfully hard to find in the Okanagan. Plus I…

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London Mojitos

When I go out with friends we drink beer, or vodka, or tequila, or a combination of the aforementioned drinks. Would ever dream of going out with 2 friends and drinking…

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Vij’s: Elegant & Inspired

Since Vikram Vij opened his first restaurant twelve years ago, like many of my fellow Vancouverites I’ve been an ardent fan and enthusiastic supporter. What got me…

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The Flying Tiger

Mark has been going on about how there is no street food in Vancouver, but the other night, we found a restaurant that has taken street food inside. The Flying Tiger has…

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Wine & Whoopemup in Walla Walla

The acrid smell of smoke from a huge local fire hung pungently in the hot summer air in South Eastern Washington State this US Labor Day long weekend, rendering the…

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Japa Dog: Japanese Style Hot Dogs Sold on the Street in Vancouver

I may have spoken harshly a little too soon on CBC recently regarding “lame hot dog stands” being the only street meat in Vancouver. On a late night walk…

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Salt Tasting Room: Worth its namesake

When my ma needed a break on weekends, we’d throw together a simple meal of olives, the peppers, capicollo, prosciutto and ripe, sharp cheeses accompanied by crusty…

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Vancouver Favourites

I’m often asked what my favourite restaurants are in Vancouver and recently found myself typing out the same list of spots for a friend. So this time, I’m…

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I found Babylon

This is going to come across like one of those, “Yeah, but I was going there way back when people didn’t even know about this place” diatribes, but…

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Food Geeks, Addiction & Other Nasty Bits

“There’s nothing more annoying than food geeks taking photos of their plates of food and posting them on their blog.” I nearly choked on my sip…

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