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The Endangered Peasant Meal

  In today’s internationalized and air freighted culinary world can a cuisine go extinct? A question raised by dinner at a small rural café in a tiny drive through town in an unremarkable region of southern France…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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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 readers. Last night Andrea and I found ourselves…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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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 best. In a two-part post I will tell you about each.…

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Posted by: on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
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Viva Bouchon Las Vegas!

It was Easter weekend and our small group was heading to Las Vegas for some shopping, a Cirque show and general merriment. I volunteered to handle restaurant duty, knowing that there were so many incredible restaurants…

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Posted by: on Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Alsatian Appreciation

Hot on the heels of Burgundy Appreciation Night, some fellow Foodist friends planned a night of Alsatian food and wine tasting. I am cramming for France! So any excuse to get in some more wine region studying, plus some…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 14th, 2011
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The Lemon Meringue Tart From Hell

French lemon tart is, naturally, more complicated than your average lemon tart. It’s a four-component dessert: sweet dough, almond cream, lemon custard, Italian meringue. It happened to be the focus of the fourth lesson…

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Posted by: on Sunday, February 7th, 2010
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Simply French

The marquee at 3742 West 10th Avenue says it all – “Simply French”. The classic yet down-to-earth feel of Vancouver’s newest European inspired café offers quite simply one of the best pain au chocolat I have…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 1st, 2010
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Julie & Julia

If you love to cook, you must go see Julie & Julia.  The film opened August 7th, and has been causing quite a stir among culinary adventurers. Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Julia Child is charming, witty, and…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 10th, 2009
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Don’t Judge a City by its Beige-ness

I recently spent four long days in Winnipeg—winner of the Most Beige City in Canada Award—attending a series of meetings at The Fort Garry Hotel by day, exploring the city by night. Having spent time in The ‘Peg…

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Posted by: on Thursday, July 16th, 2009
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Irashai Grill: Saucy Japanese Fusion With a Twist

Ben and I were recently invited to join a few other food bloggers at a media tasting lunch at Irashai Grill on West Pender. But wait a second I thought, there’s an Irashai downtown Vancouver? Since when? Well…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 21st, 2009
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Mosaic, Bali – Duck

Just a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting a dinner for my good friends Mark and Andrea. Not only are they crazy fellow foodists but they’re also damned crazy for bringing over a crazy expensive wine that…

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Posted by: on Friday, April 17th, 2009
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Mosaic, Bali – Salmon

Living on the pacific west coast i’ve been lucky to have had salmon in a variety of ways – as I’m sure most of you have. This salmon dish however, is like no other. Sweet, savory, tangy, spicy, and full of…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 5th, 2009
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Mozaic, Bali

Not so long ago, I had the pleasure of taking a workshop overseas at the wonderful restaurant Mozaic in Bali, Indonesia. A rare treat. Mozaic is one of the few places you’ll get to experience the pinnacle of…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
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Julie Rothhahn Food Designer

There are some days when I really wish I could read French. Today was one of those days. Julie Rothhahn’s website looks very fascinating and it looks like she’s an experimental food designer of some sort.…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 31st, 2009
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Giffard (on the) Rocks!

My first encounter with Giffard was at the Alibi Room in Vancouver. It was my birthday and I ordered a drink, the name of which now escapes me. It was a marvellous, refreshing and lively cocktail bursting with the floral…

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Posted by: on Saturday, March 10th, 2007
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