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Ground Turkey for Thanksgiving? Why Not.

Leah’s mother exaggerates most things by a factor of 1000. Filling up her car these days, for example, costs about 100,000 bucks. So, while listening to Dixie as she told a wonderful, romantic story of cooking a…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
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10 Reasons to kick yourself for missing VinoCamp 2009

1. It’s not just about wine. This year there was a CheeseCamp track too. Yes, real, serious, delicious conversations about cheese. 2. You’d have understood that if you forget your wine country map that’s…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
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Review: Luchador Shiraz 2006

My sister & I had bought this bottle in the first week on the evening of a balmy July, at the Kitsilano Wine Cellar near my apartment. The intent of whatever wine we had chosen was to serve not only for taste, but as…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
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VinoCamp & CheeseCamp 2009

Don’t forget that tomorrow, August 8th, is VinoCamp Vancouver 2009, with the first annual CheeseCamp! Various Foodists will be in the crowd at UBC’s Grad Student Centre, likely half-cut on wines from Mark…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 7th, 2009
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Wine and Cheese Summer Camp? Why not?

What goes better with good wine than a fine cheese? That’s right—nothing! Which is why the organizers of the second annual VinoCamp Vancouver 09 have added CheeseCamp to their educational sessions and tasting…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
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Summer Risotto

Sure there are those packets of ready made risotto but nothing beats making it from scratch yourself. Fellow Foodists Colin has written about his Best Risotto Ever (and the amended New Best Risotto Ever), and I revisited…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 22nd, 2009
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r.TL

A read through the comments on the Foodists post To Review or Not Review will reveal an interesting discourse on the notion that today’s restaurant cannot afford to ignore the online world. What’s said about…

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Posted by: on Friday, May 8th, 2009
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12B : The Wines

Many of us Foodists flocked to the opportunity for a private dining evening at an Underground Restaurant known only as “12B”. I was with a fantastic group of 8 diners for the Saturday evening leg of a two…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 30th, 2009
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“Wine Marketing is Bullshit”

Wow, did Anthony just say that in front of 200 marketing professionals? Yup, seems so. This is how the BCAMA wine & cheese event began recently—an evening promising lessons about how great wine makes farming sexy;…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
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Vancouver Wine List Woes

In wine-producing regions around the world, wine is accessible: celebrated in daily life and shared often with family and friends. Why, oh, why is this not the case in Vancouver?

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
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Campagnolo

It goes without saying that it will rain the day after you take your umbrella out of your purse and by the same token, I should have known that a trendy, tasty Italian restaurant would open up in the culinary dead-zone…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 26th, 2009
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Wine Flavour Visualization

Recently I’ve been researching data visualization design for a project about our exposure to consumer brands and came across this website that explores the various tasting notes commonly associated with different…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 17th, 2009
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Trattoria Italian Kitchen

Every day on the way to work, I walk past a bunch of great restaurants on 4th Ave. Fuel, Gastropod and more recently, Trattoria. The one time I tried to go before, the line up was over an hour long and I’ve never…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
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Dinner of the Decade?

Any dinner billed as The Dinner of the Decade has got to have some weight behind it. Not only does this one have some weight but also some of the most recognized names in Vancouver. David Hawksworth, Hidekazu Tojo,…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
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A substitute for wine?

I was running through a great recipe from Rouxbe yesterday, Chicken Saltimbocca, and ran into an all too familiar situation. The recipe called for 4oz of white wine which left…well…almost an open full bottle…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 20th, 2008
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