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A Totally Offal Experience

When a friend of mine found out I’m writing a magazine piece on offal in the Maritimes, he said, “You have to meet Jesse Vergen.” Well, last week I had the chance to eat at the Saint John Ale House,…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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Cure Your Own

Most people think that curing your own meats is a quick way to waste meat, or worse, end up in the hospital (or even worse: dead). While there is some risk involved, it can be minimized. People have been curing meats for…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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Secret Sausage Maker’s Tragic Start

I received an anonymous tip on Twitter about a mysterious sausage maker in an unlikely location. To my knowledge, the workshop is completely hidden from view and is owned and operated by an oldschool 5th generation…

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Posted by: on Friday, May 14th, 2010
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Brunch of Champions

Sometimes you want eggs for brunch and sometimes you want the kind of brunch that goes on for hours and involves special tools, a leg of decadent Jamón ibérico. It’s the kind of brunch that can only happen once a…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 22nd, 2010
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Artisanal Authenticity at Salt Tasting Room

The entrance to the cellar at Salt Tasting Room in Vancouver. Last night I was pleased to attend the first Salt Cellar Tasting Series of 2010, featuring Oyama Sausage Company and Vista D’Oro Farms & Winery. John…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
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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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Refined Retreat on Granville Street

Once, when I first moved back to Vancouver, I went on a date to the Sugar Refinery. A boy and I sat on a purple couch and talked about rap music while hipsters posed around us. Both the boy and the venue were unmemorable,…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 26th, 2009
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Pasture-raised pork coming to the Foodist table for butchery, charcuterie and revelry

A few of us from the collective are getting together to butcher a pig in a couple of weeks. We’ll make sausages, salumi, maybe some pancetta and prosciutto too. The plan is also to have a big supper that evening…

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Posted by: on Thursday, March 5th, 2009
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Dinner at the A.O.C.

It was only after confirming our Friday night seating at A.O.C. that my wife Jane and I started reading online reports that informed us that we weren’t actually supposed to be able to get a reservation at this West…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
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