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Porchetta Crawl

How do you truly compare four different porchetta sandwiches from across Vancouver? Eat them all at the same lunch! To help burn off the 10,000+ calorie carbo load, it’s always good to throw in an exercise regime…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 18th, 2013
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The Sunday Sauce: Neapolitan Ragu & Braciole

From noble stock? Not I. But I’m comforted personally by the notion we’re all dirt-digging peasants with appetites base and common. After all, many of the world’s proudest culinary traditions came into being as…

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Posted by: on Saturday, September 10th, 2011
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Rumour Alert!

Commercial Drive is one of the best food shopping neighbourhoods in Vancouver – I know people who come here regularly from other parts of town to take advantage of the prices and the great variety.  There are numerous…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Batali = così delizioso

Let me just cut to the chase and say that the Batali family really know how to delight a meat-loving diner. I have always wanted to visit Salumi (co-founded by Armandino Batali, Mario’s dad) ever since I saw Anthony…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 19th, 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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Butchers of Gastown Take on a Lamb

Photo credit: Todd Smith It all started with a pig called Wanda. Then some members of the Foodists collective went on a road trip to Clinton, BC to pick out some lambs from Cutter Ranch. Now one of their fine animals has…

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Posted by: on Friday, May 28th, 2010
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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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Where Food Comes From—A Childhood Memory

We’ve all heard stories about childhood food experiences, the memories of which scarred them for life. From my vegetarian friend’s story of eyeballs hanging from the eye sockets of a freshly clubbed, but still…

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Posted by: on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
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The Meat Class at Dirty Apron

Last month was my birthday.  As always, my lovely husband spoiled me rotten – dinner at Tojo’s, a beautiful Shun chef’s knife and a cooking class at Dirty Apron.  He had originally signed me up for the…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
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Offally Pretty 2: Lampredotto and Trippa Carts

The biggest bummer about wandering the markets while travelling is not having a kitchen to cook the enticing ingredients in.  My eyes sparkled when I saw the lovely innards displayed proudly throughout Mercato Centrale…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
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Weeknight Cooking

      I recently participated in an email recipe exchange.  The idea was to send one person a quick and easy recipe involving ingredients you might have on hand, or that would not be difficult to get.  In return…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
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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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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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Layers of meaty Vulgarity? – La Charcuterie Deli in Port Kells

I’m not going to waste your time talking about the dodgy industrial area that La Charcuterie Delicatessen is situated in (Port Kells), or how the deli doesn’t look like the health inspector knows where it is let alone…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
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It’s Worth the Drive to Whistler!

The RimRock Café has been in business since 1987 – so why have I never heard of it?  It’s probably because I don’t get up to Whistler very often, but that’s no excuse.  Anyway, I received 2 completely unrelated…

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Posted by: on Friday, October 2nd, 2009
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