Meditations - Enlightened gastronomic insights

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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Bob Blumer eats curry out of toy toilets. Is that weird?

“In the ever expanding universe of food television,” quips food TV host Bob Blumer. “Do you ever get the feeling you’ve seen it all?” Yes…

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Contest: You scream, I scream, we all scream for…

…Yogurt! Sorry, couldn’t resist. I remember my dad once bought one of those Salton home yogurt makers. He made a batch. It sucked. We never used it again. As a…

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The apple of February’s eye

Yesterday when I typed the word “apple” into Google I was a little shocked to see that the first few references for the word were not of the fruit kind but of the…

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Wining and Dining with Forks and Corks

My wife and I stopped going to Dine Out Vancouver a few years ago after a couple of unfortunate experiences at restaurants who didn’t embrace the spirit of the…

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Nicli Antica Pizzeria’s Bill McCaig wants to be your neighbour

I am getting sick to death of hearing people say how awesome Nicli Antica Pizzeria is. I get it already—their Neapolitan pizza is very good, and it’s so authentic…

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George and Park on 10 years of Memphis Blues, expansion and wine with bbq

Recently we were invited to partake in a good ‘ol fashioned Southern pig pickin’ to mark the 10th anniversary of venerable low ‘n slow barbeque…

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The Seal Meat Experience

Although many of you might be a little disheartened in the upcoming tasting choice, I for one feel that introducing myself to as many different foods, flavors, and…

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Guidance - Recipes & tips that will convert you

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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Cure Your Own

Most people think that curing your own meats is a quick way to waste meat, or worse, end up in the hospital (or even worse: dead). While there is some risk involved, it…

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Get Out Your Rolling Pin

In a week’s time a lovely friend will be getting married at the charming Heritage Hall. As part of the bride and groom’s DIY approach to the day they have…

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Tomatoes: Eat ‘Em While You Can

In mid-September, just a few days before the autumnal equinox, the days are getting noticeably shorter and the sunlight is transitioning from blazing to soft. This is…

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The Sunday Sauce: Neapolitan Ragu & Braciole

From noble stock? Not I. But I’m comforted personally by the notion we’re all dirt-digging peasants with appetites base and common. After all, many of the world’s…

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Vintage Food Revival

Last weekend my parents celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. I suppose after 45 years you have your share of romantic dinners for two (and other stuff I don’t…

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In Praise of Sardines

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Ana Simeon, who works as a communications coordinator for SeaChoice, Canada’s most comprehensive sustainable seafood program.…

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Garbage Gazpacho

The half-used tomato, still perfectly serviceable, sat alongside a cucumber of similar status in the “rot drawer” of the fridge. In summer, I tend to overbuy…

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I love chicken, I love liver

Though I really don’t want Meow Mix to please deliver I had really hoped that Sunday dinner at my aunt and uncle’s had delivered better. Lured by the promise of a…

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Summer Vegetable Stir-Frys

We typically associate stir-fry cookery with Asian foods, but it’s a really versatile method. And now that summer vegetables are hitting our farmers’ markets…

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Worship - Feasting at the temples of others

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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Paris Food Truck Rendez-Vous

After decades of quietly smoking and grilling away, food trucks have lately earned a lot of attention and column inches.  In an era where multiple arugula options and…

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Foodists at The Urban Tea Merchant

‘Luxury’ isn’t often the first word that comes to mind when you think of tea. Unlike a Cartier watch, Louis Vuitton purse or Harry Winston diamonds, high end…

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How curious: a journey Down the Rabbit Hole with the Swallow Tail Supperclub

“remember, what the dormouse said feed your head, feed your head” —Jefferson Airplane The city seemed to shrink away on the horizon as we wound up through the treed…

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Le Crocodile Reminds Us What A Fine French Meal Should Be

I know this isn’t a site where we do a lot of restaurant reviews, but I feel compelled to do a little worshipping, even if it may seem a little obvious to most…

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The Ultimate Montreal List for Discerning Foodists

Foodists Brenda and Mel have recently had dining adventures in Montreal, and I am embarking on one tomorrow in 8 hours care of Van Houtte Coffee. My big red suitcase is…

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Food.ee aims to outfox boring food by connecting food lovers with take out and delivery

Like a lot of good ideas, the recently launched Food.ee was conceived out of frustration. There are a so many restaurant reviews sites, but when you analyze them for the…

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Lesley Stowe Unveils Raincoast Cookies

We all know how awesome Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps are. In our home, we always have some in our pantry for guests or just for a quick snack. After seven successful…

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Visions of a Bishop’s Harvest Table

Visions and memories of it appeared frequently through an intense opiate haze. I saw plates, remembered flavours, four courses, and something about corn ice cream. A few…

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The Summer Of Food Trucks

For years those of us living in Toronto have watched while other cities across North America have celebrated and grown their vibrant street food scene. We’ve traveled…

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