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I’ll “Wine Down” with Jay Jones Any Day

Degan did a great job sharing her recent experiences and picks from the 2011 edition of Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, but she forgot to mention the “Wine Down” event at MARKET by…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Le Vieux Pin Goes to Market

Market at Shangri-la’s first winemaker’s dinner saw French-styled Okanagan favorite Le Vieux Pin – including an inaugural sip of a syrah/viognier blend from the barrel – paired with some delectable…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 7th, 2010
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Modern Tapas, yes! Shopping, no – Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona

I’m sure you’ve heard of the incredible markets in Europe. You’ve heard about the eccentric fish mongers, the ceilings covered with cured meats and the fruit picked freshly from nearby farms. In reality,…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 29th, 2010
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Offally Pretty 1: San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale, Florence

Offal, in the form of animal innards or refuse bits, bounced back to the top of the food trend ladder. Woohoo! Go, North America. In many regions around the world, offal is neither novel nor a delicacy; it’s just a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
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Market Restaurant by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-la

This past weekend I went to Market Restaurant at the Shangri-La hotel. This was quite the highly anticipated dinner for me for a couple of reasons. One, I had to wait a whole month to get in at a prime time on a Saturday…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 12th, 2009
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Vancouver Farmers Markets

Here’s a helpful tip: join your local Farmers Market Society and stay informed about local community markets where you can buy locally grown organic produce as well as artisan and craft wares. In Vancouver, our…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
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Vietnamese Groceries Galore

Back in November, I took a one day Thai cooking class from the Vancouver School Board. It was a great experience — one where I learned new things, tried new dishes, tasted new flavours and came home stuffed! To…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
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Edible BC Retail Store Opens

Edible BC just opened a retail store in the Granville Island Market. They sell “the best artisan food products and culinary wares from around the province”. On BC Day, Monday, August 7th they’re also…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 4th, 2006
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Improve Your Morel Standing

Do you like mushrooms? Well, it’s peak morel season now, my friends, and that means ridiculously low prices from the mushroom guy in Vancouver’s Granville Island Market.

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Posted by: on Friday, June 23rd, 2006
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