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What would Nonna say?

Pizza is having its moment and I couldn’t be happier. It is by far my favorite meal and on my “last meal list” if I ever head to the electric chair. But with the pizza boom I’ve noticed that the traditional pie is…

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Posted by: on Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Raising the “STAKEs”

When I hear about restaurants in casinos I always think…“meh”. I conjure up visions of big plates of cheap food, smothered in even cheaper sauces. I once went to a casino in Kansas City where I ordered from a…

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Posted by: on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
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Mahony & Sons at Stamps Landing

                  I think I’m going to be spending a lot of time at the new Mahony & Sons at Stamps Landing. I could go on an on about the amazing two level 10,000 square…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Plantain Crazy

  Recently I set out on a 30 day health challenge. It was called Whole30. The whole point was to only eat whole foods for 30 days and see how my body reacted. So for 30 days spanning February to March (I sandwiched the…

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Posted by: on Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Mange to Basta! My Pasta Freska Experience.

My dad recently turned 78 and for his birthday my upwardly mobile parents and I journeyed to Seattle by Amtrak for the weekend. I highly recommend the train – it’s a great way  to travel down to the “Emerald…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 14th, 2014
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The apple of February’s eye

Yesterday when I typed the word “apple” into Google I was a little shocked to see that the first few references for the word were not of the fruit kind but of the computer kind (congrats Steve Jobs).  The electronic…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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Visions of a Bishop’s Harvest Table

Visions and memories of it appeared frequently through an intense opiate haze. I saw plates, remembered flavours, four courses, and something about corn ice cream. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to taste the new…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2011
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Table for 110?

When I heard that Araxi was putting on a long table series in the heart of Pemberton I was intrigued. After asking a few foodie questions I grasped the magnitude of this so-called “dinner” and knew without a shadow of…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 4th, 2011
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Hapa Umi: growing up

A few months ago I attended the soft launch of Justin and Lea Ault’s newest venture, Hapa Umi. While the dishes were a solid selection of modern Japanese fusion fare I walked away from the experience feeling like the…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 2nd, 2011
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No More Punishment – It’s Now All About The Pleasure.

The Foodists recently had the opportunity to grab some kitchen time with celebrity chef Bob Blumer when he was in Vancouver promoting his new book, “Glutton for Pleasure”. The cookbook is his fourth and contains…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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Give us this day our daily bread.

I grew up in a family that had a very strong faith.  Every meal we prayed thanking God for what lay before us. For me it was “just what we did”, but a disconnect came later in my adult life where I felt an inner…

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Posted by: on Saturday, April 16th, 2011
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“Like a big pizza pie – That’s Amore!”

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie – That’s Amore! It was Friday night and in typical Vancouver style it was pouring. Armed with my umbrella I hailed a cab with the final destination of Nicli…

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Posted by: on Sunday, March 13th, 2011
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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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Squamish’s Big Cheese

Meet Colin Bush a.k.a The Big Cheese. Zany, wild, and I would even guess to say a little unpredictable, this cheesy guy is shredding his passion for dairy into a novelty all it’s own – Grilled Fromage. I initially…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
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Mahony and Sons: Luck of the Irish

Chris Mahony comes from a long line of “publicians” and if his restaurant Mahony and Sons is any indication of his rising popularity he is going to continue to win “pint-sized” votes. My first introduction to the…

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Posted by: on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
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