Meditations - Enlightened gastronomic insights

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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Butter On The Endive’s Owen Lightly On Being A Punk, Getting Married Young, And Boring People

On a cold November night, many of Vancouver’s foodie elite descended to the new Gastown location of The Found & The Freed “pop up” shop for an event…

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CONTEST: Add a little Mooking to your Holiday Booty with his latest book, Everyday Exotic

Maybe you caught the Q&A with Roger Mooking on this recent post, or the latest video in which Mark and Ben interview him in our favourite underground sausage making…

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Guidance - Recipes & tips that will convert you

Nuns ‘n Noodles

At a dinner we recently hosted we were presented with a paired tortellini appetizer. As my cousin described it, fresh out of class at the Northwest Culinary Academy, it…

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Mighty Caesar

When I asked Foodist followers on Twitter how they liked their caesars, the answers ranged from “extra olives” to “extra black” but the…

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Buzzing in the garden

It’s been a long cold spring, but the garden is finally catching up. Now I’m scrambling…picking 10 pounds of strawberries every other day… and watching the…

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Artichokes: The Heart of Gold from Langley’s Glen Valley Farms

Artichokes: the ubiquitous filler that’s served in spinach dips throughout sports bars and portion-cup restaurants everywhere; those cretaceous-looking flowers that…

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Perfect Little Summer Cocktail

I grossly overshot when I purchased the fruit to make homemade blueberry jam last weekend. Pauvre moi. So I asked Rob to come up with a blueberry-infused summer cocktail…

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Red, White and Bundt

Whether you’re celebrating Canada Day or the 4th of July, there’s something about this weekend that inspires people to gather together and celebrate over food…

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Move over, Mozzarella

It’s really cool when your life’s path happens to cross someone else’s, and you make an interesting connection. That path-crossing led me here, to Foodists, as a new…

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The Copper Mug Club

  Today, I’m feeling very official. It’s officially my first post as a Foodist contributor, it’s officially summer, and I’ve officially declared the Moscow Mule…

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Right & propper Yorkshire Puddings

Well, considering that summer is barely on the doorstep, and the cool chill of damp Vancouver spring is still hanging about, it seems appropriate to post something within…

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Family dinner

On Thursday evening, my girlfriend and I sat down to have dinner with a group of complete strangers at a restaurant we had never tried before. “We want to facilitate…

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Worship - Feasting at the temples of others

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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Howe Sound Brewery in Pictures

I was recently up at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewery taking in some of British Columbia’s awesome scenery and imbibing way too much. If you get the chance, I…

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Table for 110?

When I heard that Araxi was putting on a long table series in the heart of Pemberton I was intrigued. After asking a few foodie questions I grasped the magnitude of this…

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Unpretentious Gourmet Food Tour in Vancouver

Foodtree and Urbandig are pumped to invite you to uncover unpretentious gourmet food in Vancouver during GROWconf. We’re completely certain that this will be the…

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What makes an olive oil special?

How often does a friend say to you, “Hold on, I want you to try this new brand of olive oil my friend is importing from Spain. It’s quite special, tell me what…

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Trying some non dairy alternatives

Earth’s Own Almond Fresh – Chocolate Thanks to Foodtree and Earth’s Own we’ve received coupons to try a few non dairy products. If you’d like to try either of…

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Catalan Cocktail Culture – Barcelona’s 41°by the Adria Brothers

BARCELONA – Stepping onto a plush red carpet initiates the superlative cocktail bar experience at  41°. However, immediately stopped at the luscious deep maroon…

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The French are coming!

As a fan of good, uncomplicated French food I’m always looking for it when I travel. Recently, in two places I would have never thought, I found some of the very…

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