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Herring Under the Fur Coat: The Legend of a Soviet Delicacy

The Soviet Union collapsed more than 20 years ago. Yet many of the culinary traditions started in that era are still very much alive. Today I want to share one of Russia’s most beloved recipes, a New Year’s Eve dinner…

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Posted by: on Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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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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Butchers of Gastown III…The Video

The Butchers of Gastown (BOG) is all about sharing in the sourcing of a whole beast (or beasts), learning how to take them apart and then making a feast fit for kings with little to no waste. Sharing being the operative…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
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Butchers of Gastown III: The Seafood Session

It has been awhile since I have written a post for Foodists. A bloody long time to be quite honest. Even as I write this I am searching my brain for some small scrap that I might throw you, dear reader, to justify this…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 1st, 2011
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The Foodists Preview Hapa Umi

Recently Mark and I had the privilege of getting a first-hand sneak peak of the new Hapa Umi just before they opened. Hapa Umi is latest offering from this city’s preeminent izakaya empire Hapa Izakaya. Make no…

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Posted by: on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
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A Sea of Sustainable Activity

Bluefin Tuna are in danger of extinction, oysters are disappearing and more than 170 billion pounds of wildlife are being removed from the seas yearly. By all accounts, the oceans are in rough shape. But it hasn’t…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 10th, 2011
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Steveston’s Tapenade

I’ve always thought of Steveston as the land of fish and chips. The seaside town they forgot to close down that was perfect for a sunset summer motorcycle ride with a greasy dinner at the end of it. The trouble is,…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
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A Night on the Floating Dining Room

Saturday evening. My cab cuts through Yaletown, dipping down under the Granville Street Bridge towards the marina. The heat of the day has begun to wane but the sun is still blazing low in the sky transforming the vehicle…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
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Trafalgar’s Ocean Wise Dinner

Trafalgar’s Restaurant in Kits, best known for having the largest dessert menu in the city, is changing gears with a specially organized Ocean Wise Dinner this Sunday, July 25th. They’ve had an Ocean Wise…

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Posted by: on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
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Pop Bottle Dining

“This is to confirm your reservation for the media dinner aboard the Floating Dining Room.” On Friday afternoon, with two designers down and minor fires to be put out on all fronts, the above words sat buried…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
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Mussel Chowder with Parsnips and Tarragon

Mussel Chowder with Parsnips and Tarragon 1 Large Leek, diced 1 Small fennel bulb, finely diced 1 Shallot, minced 4 Parsnips, peeled and diced 1 Cup of White Wine 1 Cup of Whole Milk 1 Pound (454 grams) Mussels, rinsed…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
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It’s Worth the Drive to Whistler!

The RimRock Café has been in business since 1987 – so why have I never heard of it?  It’s probably because I don’t get up to Whistler very often, but that’s no excuse.  Anyway, I received 2 completely unrelated…

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Posted by: on Friday, October 2nd, 2009
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Is Sustainable Seafood a Myth?

Last spring, while in Tokyo, I made an early-morning trip to the famous Tsukiji fish market. It was meant to be a pilgrimage of sorts but ended up being an unsettling experience. I’ve thought a lot over the last…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 10th, 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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Arancini Extravaganza

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to drop into Tonina’s Italian Deli & Cafe in my old neighbourhood at 25th and Main Street. Depending on the time of day I might just be picking up supplies for…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 8th, 2008
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