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The Truth is that Sharks Are Awesome

After a decade of die-hard vegetarianism, I`m now at the stage of gourmandism where I will eat almost anything without flinching, but some of the things that I won’t eat surprise people. Offal? Bring it. Horse?…

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Posted by: on Friday, November 13th, 2009
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New Classes at South China Seas

The other day I was talking about regionalism in food and what determines what dishes get to represent a culture abroad. “Take Thai food,” I said, “Northern Thai cuisine is really quite different from…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 12th, 2009
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Scotch and Chocolate, Oh My

I have a confession to make. I don’t like chocolate all that much. I don’t hate it and I’ve certainly been known to have a square of cacao or two with my espresso, but the excitement of going to a…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
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Pasta Perfection

As soon as it gets cold out and the umbrellas start cluttering sidewalks, I start thinking about comfort food and while the de facto comfort food in my family is really mashed potatos, I usually end up with pasta. What…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 9th, 2009
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Salumi: Lucky Seattle

My beef with restaurants that don’t take reservations is that it doesn’t make sense to the customer (me, at least) to stand around and wait when I know where and when I want to eat. But what if it makes sense…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 8th, 2009
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New Food Coverage in Print

This past summer, knowing how much I like to know about food happenings around town, a client dropped a copy of Montecristo Magazine off for me. The cover article was about the beginning of Vancouver’s culinary…

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Posted by: on Monday, October 12th, 2009
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Picnic Raving

Grabbing lunch and heading off to find a field or beach to dine en plein air is a timeless tradition, but in the middle of a city? less so, perhaps. And yet, a couple of weeks ago my friends and I sat down in a square in…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 20th, 2009
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There’s not many things that will get me to Kits on a fireworks night. Certainly not the fireworks. But we had a reservation at Maenam that I was not about to pass up. My sister and I loved Gastropod and I had heard…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 17th, 2009
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A Home-Cooked Spanish Fiesta

I keep telling people I want to move to Spain, and my friends, knowing I love both cooking and books, keep giving me Spanish cookbooks. At some point I realized that I had amassed several of them and not yet made anything…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
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Limoncello is Italian for “Lemony Goodness”

When it’s this hot out, one of my favorite patio drinks is limoncello with vodka, crushed ice, fresh mint and soda. It’s so refreshing and delicious and goes down just a little too easily. I was thinking about…

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Posted by: on Thursday, July 30th, 2009
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BBQ BootCamp

Photo credit: Steve Mynett It was suggested, almost at the beginning of the Foodists BBQ Bootcamp put on by Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk, that anyone who didn’t feel like they could mix wines in the same glass was…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
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Social Bites

It seemed like not very much time passed between hearing about Social Bites, meeting Annika and Jules asking me to be her sous-chef in the next dinner. That momentum carried over to choosing a theme based on our travels…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 22nd, 2009
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Classic Beef Wellington

I tend to not pay much attention to recipes when I rip them out of magazines (or bookmark them). It’s sort of like, ooooh, that looks good. I’m going to make that! And then realize that I don’t have a…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 21st, 2009
Categories: Guidance | | 8 Comments »

The Treasures of Pair Bistro

It came about not too long ago that I was told about a restaurant I’d never heard of. That doesn’t happen very often so my first assumption was that it didn’t exist. Pear? Pere? Pair? Pare? Hearing it…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 18th, 2009
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Japanese Lime

I was a bit dubious when “Rime”, a Turkish restaurant on Commercial Drive, re-opened as a Japanese joint called, Lime. But it looked intriguing and I love Japanese food, so eventually got to check it out and…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 11th, 2009
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