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What Do I Do With Leftover Rice?

I come from a long line of people who cannot cook the appropriate amount of food. There is never too little – that’s for sure. I believe it is a genetic trait passed down from my parents. This was the case…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
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Karelian Piirakkaa: a new-old twist on sandwiches

Handy, tasty and easy to prepare, the traditional Karelian Piirakkaa is a Finnish staple that’s like a bizarre cross between a sandwich and a pierogi.

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Oodles and oodles of noodles

Guest writer: Joseph Wu (origami expert, noodle nut, and husband to regular Foodist contributor, Nancy Wu) When Nancy was invited to participate in Tourism Richmond’s Noodle-Mania event, she immediately asked if I…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
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New Classes at South China Seas

The other day I was talking about regionalism in food and what determines what dishes get to represent a culture abroad. “Take Thai food,” I said, “Northern Thai cuisine is really quite different from…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 12th, 2009
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Maenam

There’s not many things that will get me to Kits on a fireworks night. Certainly not the fireworks. But we had a reservation at Maenam that I was not about to pass up. My sister and I loved Gastropod and I had heard…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 17th, 2009
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The Holy Quest for the Perfect Tah-dig

Growing up on the Canadian prairies in the ’70s, rice came from a “Minute” emblazoned red box, into to the pot and then the table in five minutes, only to be re-soaked in the sauce equivalent of Alberta…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
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A Perfect Present: Paella

My friend Jamie Kelley has repeatedly said that he’d love to come over and make me his ultimate version of paella, a delicious rice dish originating from Spain. Served in a paellera (a round shallow pan made of polished…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 1st, 2009
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Diary of a Foodie

Foodists, foodie….whatever you wanna be called, it’s people who love food. Really love it. They can have long conversations criticizing, rhapsodizing and just plain obsessing about it. Sound familiar? On one of my…

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Posted by: on Friday, May 29th, 2009
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Making lunch with plenty of TLC!

Is it going overboard, frustrated food stylist-wannabe or just very VERY creative parents? A fun gallery of extraordinary bento or lunch packs that make you feel like a slacker for having a process bologna sandwich on…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 5th, 2009
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Fall for Food in Japan

My family and I enjoyed 2 weeks in Tokyo & Nagano this October which turned out to be a repeat of a humid summer I once had as a kid. As usual, we had amazing food experiences. Some were comfortable flavors from past…

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Posted by: on Saturday, November 15th, 2008
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On The Side

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and it’s time to start the menu planning and shopping.  But once you’ve got your turkey and stuffing, what else will fill your plate? I’m a fan of riced potatoes, green…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
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Bienvenido a Miami

On a recent business trip to Miami, I made sure to sample some Cuban food — something that we don’t find often here in Vancouver. I’ve never eaten so much meat, beans, rice and plantains in my life! Share/Bookmark

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Posted by: on Sunday, February 4th, 2007
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Fermented Black Rice? For Dessert?

This is a special Cambodian dessert dish we were served at Phnom Penh restaurant in Vancouver (they think I’m a famous local chef and always spend extra attention – it’s funny). This chewy, sweet dessert…

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Posted by: on Friday, May 12th, 2006
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Best…Risotto…Ever!

Had some of my foodie peeps over for dinner a while back, and for one of the courses I threw a little shitaki mushroom risotto together for them. Okay, I didn’t exactly throw it together, I’d been planning on…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 31st, 2006
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