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Spot Prawns: the Still Tasty Sequel—with a Nod to Cornwall

By |May 24th, 2010|

Spot Prawns are here! Last night’s dinner found us foraging on Chinatown’s Gore Street (Vancouver, BC). There we were lucky enough to pick out a couple of pounds of spot prawns with change from a $20 bill. These guys were so fresh some were jumping right out of the shallow tank! Once home, we enjoyed [...]

BC Spot Prawns Have Foodies Hopping

By |May 20th, 2010|

BC Spot Prawns—in season for just about eight weeks - Tim Pawsey photo This is the time of year (May through June) when the whole of Vancouver (and just about everywhere else on the BC coast) goes crazy for Spot Prawns. That should come as no surprise. Get ‘em fresh off the boat [...]

Behind the Scenes at the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival

By |April 26th, 2010|

On the judging panel at Vintners Brunch: a slam dunk winner! Every year one of the first Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival events to sell out is the Vintner’s Brunch, held on the final day. Lots of folks get a group together and buy a table, to sample tastes from some of the city’s [...]

Bao Bei, Vancouver: Small Plates as ‘Petits Plats Chinois’

By |April 15th, 2010|

Steak tartar like never before Vancouver’s Chinatown has fallen on rough times these last few years, its once unique shopping eclipsed by Richmond’s glitzy malls. Even our foraging finds us more often at T&T’s live seafood bar than the eminently more interesting fishmongers on Gore and Pender. Until now, with the exception perhaps [...]

Canadian Cuisine, eh?

By |February 11th, 2010|

Just what is Canadian cuisine, anyway? Here come the Feds to the rescue... At some ungodly hour yesterday morning, the Ministry of Agriculture threw a breakfast bash featuring some of the country’s top chefs preparing dishes of locally sourced ingredients from across the land. No seal meat or caribou, though, as the ‘True’ North didn’t [...]

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