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Black Garlic?

Meet Sarah Reinertsen our latest guest contributor.  The fortunate instance of a bus breakdown in the Himalayan foothills – after the bus driver tried unsuccessfully to fix the malfunction with a 2×4 and a…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 17th, 2012
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I was walking by beautiful bunches of organic young golden beets when a stark realization hit me that I’d never cooked beets. Ashamed of myself, being a foodist and all, I grabbed a bunch and was determined to cook them…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
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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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Summer Risotto

Sure there are those packets of ready made risotto but nothing beats making it from scratch yourself. Fellow Foodists Colin has written about his Best Risotto Ever (and the amended New Best Risotto Ever), and I revisited…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 22nd, 2009
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It goes without saying that it will rain the day after you take your umbrella out of your purse and by the same token, I should have known that a trendy, tasty Italian restaurant would open up in the culinary dead-zone…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 26th, 2009
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Arancini Extravaganza

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to drop into Tonina’s Italian Deli & Cafe in my old neighbourhood at 25th and Main Street. Depending on the time of day I might just be picking up supplies for…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 8th, 2008
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Shellfish Risotto is the New Best Risotto Ever

The lobster and dungeness crab risotto K. and I did for our new food pals Helen and Jason (and our established food pals Mark and Andrea) a while back was such a hit that a recipe is in order. So the former best risotto…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 18th, 2006
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Dinner At Home…Vancouver Style

When fellow blogger Jer had a huge Atlantic lobster party a few weeks ago, I took what was left of the four critters I got, and made stock from them. So I’d been wanting to make lobster risotto for weeks. And I…

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Posted by: on Sunday, August 6th, 2006
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Had some of my foodie peeps over for dinner a while back, and for one of the courses I threw a little shitaki mushroom risotto together for them. Okay, I didn’t exactly throw it together, I’d been planning on…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 31st, 2006
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