Hired Belly Newly Elevated to Sainthood. Well, almost!

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:41+00:00 April 9th, 2011|Uncategorized|

My dear friend Elaine Savoie is a remarkable woman and very gifted artist (as well as a kick-ass organic gardener) who paints (among many things) wonderfully offbeat icons—ever so slight variations on the traditional Middle Ages style, inspired by her Catholic upbringing. Her work is extraordinarily detailed, vivid and full of life. ... [...]

Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver: Looking Forward to Next Year

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:41+00:00 March 21st, 2011|Spirits|

The English wrote the book on gin - Tim Pawsey photo We’ve been taking stock of last week’s cocktail infused days, sifting through images and notes from Tales of the Cocktail—the New Orleans success story brought to Vancouver by TOTC founder Ann Tuenneman. Kudos to the contingent of savvy folks behind the Canadian [...]

Barbara-jo’s Books to Cooks: A Favourite for Last Minute Gifts

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:42+00:00 December 18th, 2010|Belly's Budget Best|

Our column in Friday's Vancouver Courier offers up some handy, bookish suggestions for fun stocking stuffers, as well as a few more serious offerings that explore the culture of culinary foraging, both here in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. One unexpected perk of research: seasonal treats that Vancouver's Books to Cooks lays on [...]

Farewell, Sweet Abalone. Again.

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:42+00:00 December 11th, 2010|Belly's Best Bites, Ocean Wise|

Over the last few years, we’ve been moved by the compelling story of the gradual revival of West Coast Pinto Abalone, driven by the efforts of the Bamfield Community Huu ay aht Abalone Project. Funded in part by Environment Canada and Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre—this was an outreach pilot project aimed at reintroducing [...]

Excuse Us … But How Does Flatulence Figure Into Your Diet?

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:44+00:00 October 24th, 2010|Belly's Best Bites, Top Drops, Travel|

Even though Vancouver prides itself on being a forward thinking dining scene (and has no end of choice and variety to prove that point), introducing new tastes and ingredients can still be a challenge. Just ask Mark Hills. He’s the founder of Hills Foods, which has been single-handedly elevating The Game Game in Vancouver since [...]

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