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Our food supply is neither secure or sustainable

Small, local mixed-crop farmers are a dying breed. The average age of a BC farmer is 59 years. Despite the great urban farming efforts of good people like Sole Food Street Farms and Fresh Roots, making a living as a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Spot Prawning With Foodists (video)

Foodists is a collective of obsessed food fanatics, and as such our relationship with where our food comes from is super important to us. Many of our motley crew live in British Columbia, home of the spot prawn (Pandalus…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 11th, 2012
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A Sea of Sustainable Activity

Bluefin Tuna are in danger of extinction, oysters are disappearing and more than 170 billion pounds of wildlife are being removed from the seas yearly. By all accounts, the oceans are in rough shape. But it hasn’t…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 10th, 2011
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Plastic: that’s a wrap!

If you are like me you are increasingly conscious of the unsustainable and polluting use of plastic wrap in the cooking process. I use it for both mise en place and left-overs, and for other food prep techniques as well…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

A Night on the Floating Dining Room

Saturday evening. My cab cuts through Yaletown, dipping down under the Granville Street Bridge towards the marina. The heat of the day has begun to wane but the sun is still blazing low in the sky transforming the vehicle…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
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Pop Bottle Dining

“This is to confirm your reservation for the media dinner aboard the Floating Dining Room.” On Friday afternoon, with two designers down and minor fires to be put out on all fronts, the above words sat buried…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
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Gracias Madre

My love for Mexican cuisine started at the tender age of 17, when en route to Mazatlan, we stopped at a remote village somewhere just west of Torreón and entered a ramshackle hut where, amidst the dust of the road, I was…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
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5 Reasons Why Provenance Matters

Seared Tenderloin with braised spinach, tomato confit, tomato powder and peanut veloute. This lovely looking dish is actually death on a plate. In the past year there have been massive recalls of spinach, tomatoes, beef…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »