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Weekend in Whistler – Cornucopia 2010

Sometimes you live in a city for a long time but don’t get out to things that you would otherwise if it wasn’t so close by and thus more easily taken for granted. For me, Whistler Cornucopia is one of those things.…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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Back to the Okanagan

Through my life I’ve been luckily enough to travel constantly through British Columbia. With family vacations, my own adventures and more music tours then I can count, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every city of note,…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 21st, 2010
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Was it Love at First Bite? Singles in the City – Dirty Apron Cooking School

I had butterflies. I’m not too proud to admit it. However, the expectation of finding a culinary lover, who matched my passion for the kitchen, was definitely making me push the nervous jitters aside in favor of a…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 13th, 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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Why do we Cheers?

Cheers, Chin Chin, Santé, Salute or Kanpai. The sound of these generally means that drinks are about to be enjoyed with friends. Perhaps an Old Fashioned, Sazerac or a nice glass of Nebbiolo…but I digress. A few…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
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Le Vieux Pin Goes to Market

Market at Shangri-la’s first winemaker’s dinner saw French-styled Okanagan favorite Le Vieux Pin – including an inaugural sip of a syrah/viognier blend from the barrel – paired with some delectable…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 7th, 2010
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This Ain’t No Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood 2.0

Introducing the Foodists Guest Contributor column. This space will regularly feature travelers, subject matter experts and people we generally like. Today Annika Reinhardt, our foodie friend travelling through Europe,…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
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Wine Is The Glue That Binds: Banée 2010

Hosted by the South Okanagan Wine Association each year, Banée was modeled after Burgundy’s famed Banée de Meursault, a wine industry celebration that marks the end of pruning and the beginning of a new season.…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 18th, 2010
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Poppy Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Without diving too deeply into the political dramatics of the wine industry in British Columbia, our wines are savagely subjected to a 126% tax. This makes it difficult for me to justify the forking over of dollars…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 18th, 2010
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Artisanal Authenticity at Salt Tasting Room

The entrance to the cellar at Salt Tasting Room in Vancouver. Last night I was pleased to attend the first Salt Cellar Tasting Series of 2010, featuring Oyama Sausage Company and Vista D’Oro Farms & Winery. John…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
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Spanish Snacks Come to Granville Street

So much of Spanish culture appeals to me. When I read of Spaniards ducking into late night tapas joints for some pulpo or sardines on toast before heading home from a night of drinking, it makes the Granville Street…

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Posted by: on Sunday, December 13th, 2009
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Why I Love Being a Foodist

This post was supposed to be a review of the recent Night With Theo Chocolate event at The Refinery in Vancouver, but the event’s organizer and host Eagranie—a fellow Foodist—beat me to it, posting a terrific…

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Posted by: on Sunday, December 6th, 2009
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Crush at Cornucopia

Definitions of Crush: 1. To extract or obtain (juice) by pressing or squeezing (grapes). 2. a great crowd. 3. (slang) an object of one’s affection. 4. Cornucopia’s gala tasting event. After a full day of…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 29th, 2009
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Cornucopia; the Sessions

Cornucopia is billed as Whistler’s celebration of wine and food and while there was certainly some celebrating happening in the tradional style, at parties (more on that later this week), there was also some great…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
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YVR Wine Night

An event almost passed through my twitter feed without me noticing last week but luckily it didn’t completely pass me by. The evening was hosted by “Vancouver’s most passionate wine bloggers & sommeliers” and…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 16th, 2009
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