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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 contributor. Long story short: A mutual…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 30th, 2011
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The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

This past weekend I journeyed to the idyllic Quinte’s Isle, just East of Toronto, to (over) indulge my culinary passions at the first “Great Canadian Cheese Festival”. Despite the slightly cheesy sounding name,…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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Savory Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe

Playing around with contrasting ingredients to create unlikely flavours  riles me up. I love it when my guests look hesitantly at their plates at first, then burst out saying “wow, I never thought that would work”…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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VPIWF Whammy of Umami

Fortified wines were front and centre at this year’s Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival and while I sampled some sherry-style wines at the beginning of the week, I wanted to get further into it. Whammy…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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The Delights of Gnudi and Homemade Ricotta

Way back when the Irish Heather first moved to their new digs, they had a tomato basil gnudi on the menu – a dish that was invented at the Spotted Pig gastropub in New York City and appropriated by various eating…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
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Philly Style

I have recently fallen in love with Philadelphia. The affair has been going on for a year now. The charm, the history but most importantly the food – particularly the infamous Philly cheese steak sandwich. On a recent…

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Posted by: on Saturday, September 18th, 2010
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Brunch of Champions

Sometimes you want eggs for brunch and sometimes you want the kind of brunch that goes on for hours and involves special tools, a leg of decadent Jamón ibérico. It’s the kind of brunch that can only happen once a…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 22nd, 2010
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Artisanal Authenticity at Salt Tasting Room

The entrance to the cellar at Salt Tasting Room in Vancouver. Last night I was pleased to attend the first Salt Cellar Tasting Series of 2010, featuring Oyama Sausage Company and Vista D’Oro Farms & Winery. John…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
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Dear Gruyere – I think I love you

Tonight I had a wonderful date with a block of Gruyere.  It was romantic yet rustic, gourmet yet approachable, subtle yet incredibly sexy. I had forgotten that I purchased a block of this sweet and nutty delight before…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 7th, 2010
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Weeknight Cooking

      I recently participated in an email recipe exchange.  The idea was to send one person a quick and easy recipe involving ingredients you might have on hand, or that would not be difficult to get.  In return…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
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Stilton & Bacon Cheesecake

Recently, a friend invited me to a bacon-themed potluck which he dubbed Baconstraveganza. My contribution was a Stilton & Bacon Cheesecake from a recipe I found on Saveur.com.  I garnished it with a Spiced Candied…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
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10 Reasons to kick yourself for missing VinoCamp 2009

1. It’s not just about wine. This year there was a CheeseCamp track too. Yes, real, serious, delicious conversations about cheese. 2. You’d have understood that if you forget your wine country map that’s…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
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VinoCamp & CheeseCamp 2009

Don’t forget that tomorrow, August 8th, is VinoCamp Vancouver 2009, with the first annual CheeseCamp! Various Foodists will be in the crowd at UBC’s Grad Student Centre, likely half-cut on wines from Mark…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 7th, 2009
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Wine and Cheese Summer Camp? Why not?

What goes better with good wine than a fine cheese? That’s right—nothing! Which is why the organizers of the second annual VinoCamp Vancouver 09 have added CheeseCamp to their educational sessions and tasting…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
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Harrison: the Circle Farm Tour

As more and more people live in cities, the knowledge gap between where food comes from and how it gets to your table widens. It’s easy enough to live downtown and never go farther than your grocery store for…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 4th, 2009
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