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The Cannery’s Salmon Wellington

As you’ve no doubt heard, The Cannery, an iconic Vancouver restaurant for 38 years, has closed its doors. All that is left on their website is the announcement of the auction that will be selling off some of the…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Butter On The Endive’s Owen Lightly On Being A Punk, Getting Married Young, And Boring People

On a cold November night, many of Vancouver’s foodie elite descended to the new Gastown location of The Found & The Freed ”pop up” shop for an event called Sweater Season. Accompanying…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Foodists at The Urban Tea Merchant

‘Luxury’ isn’t often the first word that comes to mind when you think of tea. Unlike a Cartier watch, Louis Vuitton purse or Harry Winston diamonds, high end tea is feasible as an everyday indulgence. It’s…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 5th, 2011
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

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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Food.ee aims to outfox boring food by connecting food lovers with take out and delivery

Like a lot of good ideas, the recently launched Food.ee was conceived out of frustration. There are a so many restaurant reviews sites, but when you analyze them for the value they offer hungry visitors looking for a good…

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Posted by: on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
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It’s High Time Scout Magazine’s Andrew Morrison Answered a Few Questions

It’s entirely likely that if you read this website, you’re quite familiar with the Vancouver-based food and culture site Scout Magazine. and its outspoken founder and Editor, Andrew Morrison. Since its…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 12th, 2011
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

What makes an olive oil special?

How often does a friend say to you, “Hold on, I want you to try this new brand of olive oil my friend is importing from Spain. It’s quite special, tell me what you think.” Well, that’s exactly what…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 5th, 2011
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Serving up Summer Smoke with Social Bites

Our latest guest contributor is Tyler Wilman, a Vancouver-based communication designer and photographer who enjoyes the challenge of trying new things in the kitchen and love nothing more (except maybe pretty things and…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 15th, 2011
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Crazy for CocoaNymp Chocolates & Confections

I love chocolate (who doesn’t really?) and Ben frankly has an unhealthy obsession with the dark brown delights (you’d be well advised not to leave any quality chocolate goodies out if he’s around), so…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 27th, 2011
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I dream about Yew’s Chef Grant Macdonald

Confession time: I dream about Grant Macdonald, Chef at Yew Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. OK, I don’t actually dream about Grant specifically—though he is a really charming guy—but rather his…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

My Grandma Story at Rain City Chronicles

I was recently honoured to be invited to participate at a Rain City Chronicles event by telling a personal story that addressed the theme of “Recipe For…” along with fellow Foodists members Eagranie Yuh…

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Posted by: on Sunday, May 15th, 2011
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

2011 Van Mag Awards

Mark, Erin and I had the pleasure of attending the 2011 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant awards on behalf of Foodists this year. If you’re looking for a quick list of winners, you’ll find it here, and for more…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 17th, 2011
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VPIWF Celebrating Excellence Awards

Even though the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival was just getting started before I left for my stagette on Friday afternoon, it seemed fitting that my last event was the “Celebrating Excellence”…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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VPIWF Picks

For those who’ve never been to the grand tasting hall of a wine festival, it can be a bit overwhelming. The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival had over 700 wines to taste this year, from 176 wineries in…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
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VPIWF Whammy of Umami

Fortified wines were front and centre at this year’s Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival and while I sampled some sherry-style wines at the beginning of the week, I wanted to get further into it. Whammy…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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