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Venison Heart Tartare

by Leung Man 03.16.2014

The venison heart from my fall hunt was sitting patiently in my freezer, waiting for me to come up with a preparation that was both delicious and unfussy. Christmas eve was creeping up though I wanted to share the heart with friends and family, nothing was inspiring me. Thinking back to a carpaccio I had [...]

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Long Table: Craft Distilling (Finally) Comes to Vancouver

by Tim Pawsey 02.25.2013

Today marks a truly auspicious occasion in the sometimes murky history of Vancouver’s liquor trade. Long Table Distillery officially opens its doors—marking the launch of the city’s first distillery in several decades. The path to pulling the wraps off the converted warehouse hasn’t been easy. “And nobody said it would be,” says owner and distiller Charles Tremewen, who with his wife Rita [...]

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Mid-Island Food News for February

by Hans Peter Meyer 01.29.2013

Valentine’s Day menus and the Dine Around Comox Valley promotion dominate the news. The 4th Annual Comox Valley Dine Around runs Feb 20 – Mar 17 and at time of writing includes 22 venues and 3 hotels (follow the Twitter chatter via #DineAroundCV). The #DineAroundCV focus is on 3-course, prix fixe meals (at $17, $27 or [...]

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“The Apple Pushers” – A Farm to Cart Event

by Hunter Moyes 11.14.2012

Late last week I had the pleasure of seeing a documentary at The Ridge Theater up on Arbutus, care of a team of organizations who make up part of the usual suspects in Vancouver’s food security scene. Farm Folk City Folk, whose history and members make up a few of the pillars of this scene [...]

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Weekend Cook – Fancy Pants

by Canucklehead 09.17.2012

You often hear that people who love food have a not so secret desire to be a professional chef. Well I don’t. I know enough about the crazy hours, the gruelling hands on work, and the precarioius finances of restaurants to know that I will never, ever, ever set foot into a professional kitchen. That being [...]

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Farmers Go Upmarket at the Shangri-La Hotel

by Rick Green 08.29.2012

Shih Lee and Tsun-Yuan Lee of Hui’s Farm in Aldergrove were one of eight purveyors featured at the Shangri-La Hotel’s third monthly Market at MARKET by Jean-Georges on August 19. Not only could the public buy their organic mushrooms on the hotel’s third-floor terrace, they were also showcased, along with the other vendors, on the [...]

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Contented Cows Give Better Milk

by Rick Green 06.04.2012

The phrase, “you are what you eat”, expresses the idea that in order to be healthy, you should eat nutritious food. Food nutrition, in turn, depends on the quality of inputs lower down the food chain, be it nutrient-rich soil or comfortable living conditions for farm animals. Putting that into practice is Bill Vanderkooi, an [...]

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The Weekend Cook – BC Spot Prawns

by Canucklehead 05.21.2012

Okay – I am not telling you anything new by saying spot prawn season is upon us. But HOLY SHIT – SPOT PRAWN SEASON IS UPON US!!! I cannot think of a local seafood more universally beloved. Everyone has them on their menu (the wok seared soy prawns at Sea Harbour are fucking genius). What’s [...]

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Celebrating a Sustainable BC Delicacy

by Rick Green 05.02.2012

The 6th Annual Spot Prawn Festival kicks off the BC spot prawn season with a Spot Prawn Boil on May 5 at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Participants will receive a plate of fresh-off-the-boat prawns, accompanied by sides, sauces, and baked goods from Terra Breads. Beverages from Mogiana Coffee, R&B Brewing, and [...]

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Is Local the New Organic?

by Hunter Moyes 04.25.2012

Before answering that, we must first agree on the definitions of those terms, as well as the context – this concerns context, mostly. Accepting the sentence “local is the new organic” is largely an exercise in branding to the average consumer mind today. As you probably know, organically produced food items of all kinds became [...]

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Sustainable Seafood

by Hunter Moyes 04.16.2012

What is the realistic significance of the Oceanwise and Seachoice campaigns? This is a critique – make no mistake. But know, in advance, that I was volunteering for the David Suzuki Foundation [DSF] for these specific initiatives a week before I wrote this. So, this is how it works. Please allow me to break it [...]

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How Much Do You Know About Seafood?

by Hunter Moyes 04.12.2012

I thought that I knew quite a bit, before doing a little talk at a UBC sustainability conference, run by students and involving people from the environmental community. At the time I was half-involved in Vancouver’s environmental community and full-time-involved in its restaurant scene (running Burgoo as a “Head Chef” up on West 10th) – [...]

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