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Eventail d’aubergines à la provençale

In this first week of my French stage, I’ve learned all kinds of tips and tricks . This ranges from suspending a soupy salad (like bulgur-less tabbouleh) in a tamis (sieve) set over a bowl, so as to preserve the…

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Posted by: on Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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The Most Delicious Pear & Almond Tart

“An apple resists being eaten. An apple is not eaten, it is conquered. The crunchiness of a pear is far more appealing. It is giving and fragile. To eat a pear is akin to … kissing.” — Beatrice…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 24th, 2011
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My Grandma Story at Rain City Chronicles

I was recently honoured to be invited to participate at a Rain City Chronicles event by telling a personal story that addressed the theme of “Recipe For…” along with fellow Foodists members Eagranie Yuh…

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Posted by: on Sunday, May 15th, 2011
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Foodists Bake for the Quake

When we were approached a few weeks back by fellow Foodist Melody Fury about helping out with the bake sale she and Joy were organizing, the response was a resounding yes. With a collective of passionate food worshippers,…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
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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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Much ado about recipes

I’m facing a dilemma I’ve faced several times before. What to do about recipes? We don’t focus on churning out lots of start-to-finish recipes here on Foodists, mainly because it’s more about…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
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Cooking Class with Chef Romy

“If anyone serves you risotto in a ring mold, get up and leave.” That was just one of the little tidbits of advice we were treated to when Andrea M and I ventured into Cookshop for a Spanish Cooking class with Chef…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
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Food sites from the Mother Land

My mother recently sent me some food sites from the UK. Check them out. GoodFood by the BBC. The site includes cookery videos (enjoy those funny English accents), recipes, plus a section on wellbeing. ASDA (big…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 21st, 2009
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‘Eat Me’ The food and philosophy of Kenny Shopsin

A librarian friend of mine turned me on to this book. The alternate title could have easily been Zen And The Art Of Owning A Small Restaurant, for its unconventional culinary philosophy and total lack of ego.  Half…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 7th, 2009
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Spam: Filling bellies since WWII

It seems that Spam is a “love it or hate it” ingredient; it makes some smile and it makes many people gag, but it’s a selection that Steph and I often consider at our local haunts. It can be found boiled…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
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