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It Starts In the Vineyard

Life is about new experiences and for many people that means travel. Me, I travel on my stomach. All of my vacations are rigorously planned around trying new restaurants, wineries, cocktail bars, farmers markets, and…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 6th, 2012
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Bob Blumer eats curry out of toy toilets. Is that weird?

“In the ever expanding universe of food television,” quips food TV host Bob Blumer. “Do you ever get the feeling you’ve seen it all?” Yes Bob. Yes, we do. We really do. So what could our…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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The Ultimate Montreal List for Discerning Foodists

Foodists Brenda and Mel have recently had dining adventures in Montreal, and I am embarking on one tomorrow in 8 hours care of Van Houtte Coffee. My big red suitcase is stuffed with empty space, save for one empty…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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A London Lunch—at Dinner

I am not one of those traveling foodists who makes reservations at all the top-tier restaurants in town when visiting a new city. In fact, I usually make none—when I travel these days, it’s to seek out a city’s most…

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Posted by: on Sunday, June 5th, 2011
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Eat San Francisco in Two Days

In the past month, I had 3 different out-of-town visitors who came and asked of me one thing: “Pailin, take me to the best place to eat in San Francisco.” This is more difficult than one might…

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Posted by: on Saturday, May 21st, 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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Deep Fried Everything at State Fair of Texas [Video]

So I was thinking, of all places to visit in the US, what’s the most unlikely spot for me to take a vacation? Or better yet, where would I experience the most culture shock? Why, Dallas Texas sounds shocking enough…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
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Cocktail Kitchen Series Launches

Today new contributor Miles Harrison posts in the Foodists Guest column. Look for more from him soon. -Ed. Starting tonight The Refinery unleashes our city’s creative cocktail talent in their Cocktail Kitchen…

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Posted by: on Thursday, July 8th, 2010
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Happy Hour in Portland

Today in the Foodists Guest Contributor column is a culinary adventure in Portland by new contibutor Laura Milligan. Look for more from her soon. Enjoy! ~Degan Beley, Editor Recently we revisited Portland for a long…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 5th, 2010
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Paris: From My Kitchen to Yours

Photo Credit: David Lebovitz Today in the Foodists Guest Contributor column is a culinary adventure in Paris by new contibutor Lynanne Coffey. Look for more from her soon. Enjoy! ~Degan Beley, Editor If I say…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
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Oaxacan Mole Regrets

Why oh why, when faced with rows upon rows of fresh mole paste—as gorgeously colorful as they are complexly composed—in a Oaxacan market, did I not just buy a kilo (or five) of the stuff? This is the thought that…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
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New Orleans Adventures: Café du Monde

We were told not to return to Vancouver without going to Café du Monde for some beignets (a French version of a donut). I was sceptical – I’m not usually a dessert person, and would rather eat an extra appy than a…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 18th, 2010
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New Orleans Adventures: Acme Oysters

In a city where your two options are boiled or fried, we found a loophole. Option C: shucked. Acme Oyster House is a bit of an institution in New Orleans. It first opened in 1910 on Royal Street in the French Quarter, and…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 12th, 2010
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New Orleans Adventures: Po-Boys

Hidden away on a small side street, mere steps away from the New Orleans Cooking School stands a small po-boy place – Johnny’s. The internet reviews rave: this is THE place for po-boys in NOLA. Johnny De Grusha’s…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
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Modern Tapas, yes! Shopping, no – Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona

I’m sure you’ve heard of the incredible markets in Europe. You’ve heard about the eccentric fish mongers, the ceilings covered with cured meats and the fruit picked freshly from nearby farms. In reality,…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 29th, 2010
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