Meditations - Enlightened gastronomic insights

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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There is a God.

Dave Seldon is a do-it-yourself kind of guy. The Head Brewer at BS Brewing, a Portland-based collective of home-brewers has made his own beer for years, is handy with…

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Worship - Feasting at the temples of others

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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Cafe Guide Reviews

The other week I accompanied our friend Richard to two new Deman Street cafes in Vancouver he was reviewing for his site TheCafeGuide.com. This was probably the first time…

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Old School Italian Coffee

“I really need to relax in a café with a cup of Italian coffee,” emailed my Italian Canadian friend Jennifer recently, inquiring “can you recommend…

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