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Naples: Authentic, Gritty + Raw

When my friends and I decided to go to Naples we were warned by others who had visited not to stay for too long because it was gross, dirty and disgusting. To the contrary we found Naples an authentic Italian experience…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
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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 it earned Vancouver’s first Vera Pizza…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 13th, 2012
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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 proudest culinary traditions came into being as…

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Posted by: on Saturday, September 10th, 2011
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The Real Amalfi

Today’s guest post is by Gen Handley. After retiring as a high school teacher after one, very long year, Gen decided to pursue the craft of writing instead of teaching it to future generations. He has since…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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That Pasta Sauce That So Many of My Friends Love

Our guest post today is by Cara Payne. Cara’s first foodists article should have been about eroticism or sexuality, considering her education and interests, but she chose to go with pasta, another of her guilty…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 20th, 2010
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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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How to make Bolognese sauce

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
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Pasta Perfection

As soon as it gets cold out and the umbrellas start cluttering sidewalks, I start thinking about comfort food and while the de facto comfort food in my family is really mashed potatos, I usually end up with pasta. What…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 9th, 2009
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The Temporary Vegetarian and The Vegan Mac’n'Cheese

Six weeks ago, I stopped eating meat. Well…until today. As you may know, I am a culinary school student, and 6 weeks ago we started a class that teaches the art of vegetarian, vegan and alternative cuisines such as…

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Posted by: on Friday, November 6th, 2009
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Tomato & Pancetta Pasta

As much as I enjoy spending multiple hours preparing dinner, sometimes that’s not possible and the exploration of the “15 minute dinner” is equally as fun. I was in the middle of making a new (to me)…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 3rd, 2009
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NYC: Eating up Manhattan

It’s been 7 years since I last visited NYC. My memories are foggy but I remembered something about piles of hot succulent pastrami at Katz’ as big as a small child’s head (since shrunk to the size of small…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 13th, 2009
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Jellyfish Hot Dogs

You heard me, that’s what I made my son for lunch today…and it was actually pretty good. The idea for it came when I saw this posting at BoingBoing.net. I found it amusing that they made something he likes…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
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Easter Dinner

The topic of Easter dinner came up with some friends a few weeks ago; we were discussing what our family meal had been when we were kids.  Some people said turkey, others said ham, I said lamb.  I checked my Larousse,…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 16th, 2009
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Three Cheese Ravioli with Mushroom Ragù

Being laid off has left me with a sense of having lots of time on my hands and even though my natural tendency to cram days full to the gills makes that unlikely, it’s nevertheless unleashed a desire to make things…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 13th, 2009
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The Great Bucatini Adventure

Following my previous article on Terroni and the search for Vancouver restaurants that served bucatini all’amatriciana, my husband decided to make it himself. Joseph found two key ingredients at the Granville Island…

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Posted by: on Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
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