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Following the Wise Monkeys to delicious Hunan at Lucky Noodle

The Wise Monkeys blog is a site that I’ve been following obsessively because of the great insider tips about Chinese food around Vancouver. Contributor Fernando is the one that also tipped me off about Nine Dishes,…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 16th, 2012
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Cooking Octopus

So there I am at Granville Island. And there’s a big lump of BC Wild Octopus just sitting there. I’ve never cooked anything other than baby octopus (stir fried quickly with garlic, butter, and wine). I had no…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 19th, 2010
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Used Cookbook Haul

Yesterday  I wandered the rainy streets of Kits sipping my first taste of Thomas Haas chocolate and ended up at the Salvation Army. I always look for used cookbooks that cover a particular ethnicity or from the…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 31st, 2010
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Much ado about recipes

I’m facing a dilemma I’ve faced several times before. What to do about recipes? We don’t focus on churning out lots of start-to-finish recipes here on Foodists, mainly because it’s more about…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
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Where Foodists shop in Vancouver

A long time ago, I posted a European Food Shopping Tour to Urban Vancouver. More recently, I’ve been comparing notes and figuring that it’s time to start sharing local sources of great ingredients. Imagine my…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 22nd, 2009
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On Celeriac

Celeriac, for me, is comfort food. Now, rather than having you rush off to Google, let me link to the Celeriac Wikipedia entry for you. In short, it’s a varietal of celery that is grown not for its leafy top and…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 15th, 2009
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