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Video: Cooking salmon on an alder fire with Sechelt Nation

At the age of about eight I remember a class field trip to the Museum of Vancouver. We’d seen quite a lot, but it was the small piece of succulent sockeye cooked with a hot rock in a cedar bentwood box that seared…

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Posted by: on Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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George and Park on 10 years of Memphis Blues, expansion and wine with bbq

Recently we were invited to partake in a good ‘ol fashioned Southern pig pickin’ to mark the 10th anniversary of venerable low ‘n slow barbeque joint Memphis Blues BBQ House. Started by George Siu and…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 9th, 2012
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I love chicken, I love liver

Though I really don’t want Meow Mix to please deliver I had really hoped that Sunday dinner at my aunt and uncle’s had delivered better. Lured by the promise of a yummy chicken liver dinner I made the trek up to their…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 29th, 2011
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Serving up Summer Smoke with Social Bites

Our latest guest contributor is Tyler Wilman, a Vancouver-based communication designer and photographer who enjoyes the challenge of trying new things in the kitchen and love nothing more (except maybe pretty things and…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Still smokin!

It’s time to slow things down a bit. I mean low and slow, it’s time to make that charcoal grill into a smoker. Why? Because you want whatever comes off your grill to be tender, juicy, with a flavor that will have you…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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Burned Rubber and Hidden Gems in Richmond

When Tourism Richmond sent out their invitation to join them to uncover some of their “Hidden Gems” they were keeping them a secret, and invited guests guessing. Kind of fun I suppose. Made me think back to my…

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Posted by: on Friday, April 1st, 2011
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Ben & Mark Explore Summer Night Market

Ben and I had some fun exploring the Summer Night Market in Richmond recently, with videographers Nathan and Ryan capturing our culinary misadventure on camera. The idea was to give people who haven’t enjoyed a trip…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 3rd, 2010
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Arugula Salsa Verde

At my local grocery store in Harlem, I get a great deal on arugula – $5 for a plastic salad box literally stuffed full of spicy little leaves. Arugula goes into salads, and sandwiches, but no matter how fast I seem…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 2nd, 2010
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Foodists 2nd Annual BBQ Bootcamp

Foodists.ca is extremely excited to present our second annual Barbecue Bootcamp featuring BBQ Champ and author, Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk. Modelled after last summer’s smash hit Foodists.ca event, we guarantee you will…

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Posted by: on Sunday, August 1st, 2010
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Fairmont Pacific Rim hosts Smokin’ Sundays with Rockin’ Ronnie

Congratulations to our friend Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk for his success with the weekly BBQ at Fairmont Pacific Rim‘s  Lobby Lounge Patio. I got to taste samples of the all-you-can-eat buffet they are featuring…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
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Get yer BBQ on June 26th and 27th

Unless you are regularly firing up your own smoker to spend a day or more making brisket, pulled pork, ribs and other delectable slow ‘n low meaty treats, you’d best source out the local competitions. As…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 17th, 2010
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Lip smackin’ ribs get the bbq juices flowing

Over the years I’ve been getting more and more into traditional low and slow barbecue. For the uninitiated, that’s good ol’ Southern style barbecue, not grilling. Ribs cooked for six hours at 250°F, 15…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
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Don’t bypass the 2009 BBQ on the Bypass

Summer should never go out with a wimper so get yourself down to Langley this Sunday for what is easily the best barbecue competition in the lower mainland. Angie Quaale and her team at Well Seasoned put on this…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
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A BBQ Tour of Duty

BBQ is a contentious issue amongst purists. A recent documentary gig took me and my GvsG cohort to North Carolina to do some filming. The first thing one should do before embarking on any creative job is to research. This…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 7th, 2009
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Pink Salmon Festival at Vanier Park

Will you be in Vancouver on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 11 am to 5 pm?

Do you like to feast on salmon cooked by world-class chefs and the Canadian Barbecue Champion?

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Posted by: on Saturday, August 29th, 2009
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