Meditations - Enlightened gastronomic insights

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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Wine Library TV

Don’t get me wrong, I love my wine but what I’m not into is the snooty language that surrounds the wine industry. I’m sure you know what I’m…

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Bone Suckin’

This weekend is the Canadian National BBQ Championships in Whistler BC. I’m heading there this weekend and will report back on this and the competition barbecue…

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Back to Charcoal, and Flavour.

If you love grilling and crave flavour, then you might want to consider going back to charcoal. Here’s what happened to me… At the beginning of the grilling…

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Ontario Street Food Options Expanding.

The government of Ontario has recently announced new Street Food Vendor Regulations which means we may be seeing some great new options added to menus at hot dog carts…

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Picky about Pocky

The problem with Giant Pocky is the chocolate to stick ratio is off (too much stick).

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Medicinal Uses For Spices

Did you know that nutmeg and mace helps reduce gas, aids digestion and alleviates nausea? me neither. Here’s an interesting food site with an article called What…

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Salmonberries Are Here!

K. and I have lived in Vancouver for two years now, and have had little to do with the spectacular setting which frames the city. This last weekend, however, we got out of…

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Worship - Feasting at the temples of others

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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I’d Eat Tony’s Nasty Bits

You know how much I love good food. I also love a good read. Nobody combines both like Anthony Bourdain. The infamous chef, author and television host – and personal…

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Go Fish

The weather hasn’t been great here for over a week. With June around the corner it’s a bit of a bummer and then today we get a taste of summer, quite…

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Reviews of New Food

Those of you familiar with Timothy McSweeney’s may not associate the publication with food, however I recently came across this gem: Reviews of New Food. These are…

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Props to Chef Eric

Mark and I have been cooking successfully for years, but never with any formal training. Last year we decided it would be a good thing to take a class or two and enrolled…

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The Best Vietnamese Sandwich in Vancouver

Vietnam and its neighbours suffered terribly under French colonial rule for nearly 100 years, finally ending in the 1950s. But one of the few benefits of this period was…

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Dinner at the A.O.C.

It was only after confirming our Friday night seating at A.O.C. that my wife Jane and I started reading online reports that informed us that we weren’t actually…

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Chocolate, no Chocoatl!

If you love food, then it goes without saying that you’ve seen the movie Choc0lat starring Juliette Binoche. If you haven’t seen the movie and claim to love…

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Mort Subité

On Easter Sunday night, I found myself hunting the near-barren streets of Ljubljana (pronounced loob-lee-anna), the pretty capital city of former Yugoslavian State,…

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