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Film and Feast – an exciting event from Yash & Winner Winner

We foodists are always looking for new ways to celebrate food and food culture. We’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a food-focussed film festival and, lo-and-behold, some very talented Vancouver Chefs are…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Categories: Worship | | 8 Comments »

Beauty in Simplicity

Say the words “pork belly” and the eyes of any foodist will light up. That’s what happened when I read the words “crispy braised pork belly” on the recently updated menu at the venerable…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
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Plastic: that’s a wrap!

If you are like me you are increasingly conscious of the unsustainable and polluting use of plastic wrap in the cooking process. I use it for both mise en place and left-overs, and for other food prep techniques as well…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Angus Tagine with Origami Lamb

I’ve never been one to have enough of anything so I pulled out one of my favorite dishes tonight for a friend and used the last bits of Angus (the star of our recent Butchers of Gastown event) in my fridge for a…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Terroir Evocation

Just below Market St. and toward the rough part of downtown there stands a tall blue monolith called the Hotel Intercontinental San Francisco. Leaving Moscone Centre I was inexplicably drawn toward it like some Lapis…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
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Your dirty little secrets, please.

Ok, Foodists, time to tell all. Time to lift the veil, pull back the curtain and open the kimono. What’s your favorite secret cheat in the kitchen? What’s that little product or technique that you worry would…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
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The Holy Quest for the Perfect Tah-dig

Growing up on the Canadian prairies in the ’70s, rice came from a “Minute” emblazoned red box, into to the pot and then the table in five minutes, only to be re-soaked in the sauce equivalent of Alberta…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Mekong sub, Banh mi

[Cribbed in whole with permission from my friend Chef Kurt Slauson’s FaceBook page. Kurt is an Art Institute of Seattle grad, former Sous chef at Canlis in Seattle, as well as Chef de Cuisine at noted restaurants in…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
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Choux Choux Charcuterie

I commute weekly between Victoria and Vancouver. For those of you who have never been, Victoria is a small city on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island. It is 30 minutes by float plane from Vancouver. It is also within…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 6th, 2009
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Coming from farmers, I will be a farmer.

This is my first post on so if you are interested, a little bit about me. I come from farmers. Unknown generations of them. As far back as our genealogy has been compiled, there are farmers and ranchers.…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
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