Category: Books, Films & Education

The Flavour Principle Book Talk & Tasting

A few weeks ago, I attended a talk and tasting of dishes from The Flavour Principle by Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosariol on their Vancouver Book Tour at Earls Yaletown. With Anthony Gismondi at the table, both Lucy Waverman and Beppi…

White Spot Launches Cookbook

On November 18, White Spot launched its first cookbook to celebrate its 85th Anniversary. It was a nostalgic night filled with speeches from Red Robinson, Chef John Bishop, Pat Quinn and many others. Chronicling its evolution from a single drive-in…

Mollie Katzen Talk & Tasting

Last week I had the pleasure to meet Cookbook Author, Mollie Katzen at Books to Cooks. She was in town to promote her new book “The Heart of the Plate”, a beautiful book filled with vegetarian recipes for a new…

Liquid Loft: Running Sushi at The Dance Centre

Vienna-based Liquid Loft, known as one of Europe’s most inventive and cutting edge dance companies, brings the witty and provocative duet Running Sushi to Vancouver on October 31 – November 2nd, as part The Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections series. A satirical commentary…

Butter Baked Goods Book Launch Party

A few nights ago I attended a book launch party for Rosie Daykin, Author of  “Butter Baked Goods” published by Random House. Rosie Daykin opened her first bakery on Dunbar Street in Vancouver in 2007 and this year she expanded her…

Growing Chefs Says Thank You

Through the events that I organize under the Vancouver Foodster umbrella I am fortunate to select the charities or non-profit organizations that I think can benefit in one way or another. One of those charities that I have been supporting…

Bill Jones Mushrooms book launch at Forage

I recently attended a book launch party for Bill Jones, Author of  “The Deerholme Mushroom Book” from Foraging to Feasting. Bill is no stranger to mushrooms or food for that matter, he is a chef who is a wild mushroom…

Indian Summer Festival July 4-13

The Indian Summer Festival returns to Vancouver from July 4-13. Much more than your typical arts festival, Vancouver’s Indian Summer is about culturally-rich collaborations and fostering an open, thought-provoking dialogue between Canada and South Asia. Topics range from exploring cultural…

Slow Food Story at Doxa Fest May 5

Slow Food Story is being presented by the DOXA Documentary Film Festival on Sunday May 5th at 3:45pm at The Cinematheque In 1986, Carlo Petrini founded the ArciGola Gastronomic Association in Italy and three years later in Paris, launched Slow…

Teacher Tong takes his Students on a Food Tour

I was invited to join a group of Fraser Heights Secondary School Grade 11 students as they explored some of downtown Vancouver’s Food Trucks on an educational eating tour in late October. Joe Tong who teaches the Food Art class at…

Farm to Cart on November 1

The World in a Garden and FarmFolk CityFolk present A Farm to Cart Event: Film screening of the award-winning film, The Apple Pushers. The premier Vancouver screening of The Apple Pushers* – an award winning, thoughtful film that follows immigrant…

Projecting Change Film Festival April 17-22

The Projecting Change Film Festival takes place April 17-22 at in Vancouver. Showcasing a variety of films that promote green and sustainable living. A couple of films that are food related include “In Organic We Trust” and “Dive” both taking…

Food Films at Vancouver International Film Festival

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 29 through October 14th and within this amazing selection of films there are a selection of films that are Food themed. Here is a selection of these films for your consideration, make sure…

Street Food aka Sweet Food at Night at the Aquarium

Yes Vancouver is a paradise for great food it also has a growing mecca of Street Food carts! Students of the Pastry Class at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts have created  a selection of desserts dubbed ‘Street Food’ from…

Indian Summer Festival July 7-17

In celebration of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and the official ‘Year of India in Canada,’ the high-profile festival of arts and ideas, running July 7-17, 2011 in downtown Vancouver, will feature top contemporary and classical Indian talent in music, dance, literature,…

The C Blue Film Festival May 19

Water quenches our thirst. It cleanses our bodies. It cooks our food. It baptizes our young. We spend the first nine months of our existence in water. Our ashes are spread over water; some are buried at sea. We’re up…

Vancouver to host annual gathering of Canadian Chefs

More than 500 Canadian, American and world chefs will gather for the 48th annual National Chefs Conference, June 12 – 15, 2011 in Vancouver.   Hosted by the Canadian Culinary Federation Culinaire Canadienne (CCFCC) and the BC Chefs’ Association, the conference…

The Science of Sexy Food Feb 24

The Vancouver Aquarium invites you to a speaker series exploring the Science of Sexy Food. We’re delighted to host this free event highlighting some of the science behind getting wine, chocolate and oysters to the market with leading B.C.-based researchers,…

Kings of Pastry at Pacific Cinémathèque

* VANCOUVER PREMIERE and EXCLUSIVE FIRST RUN* Kings of Pastry Netherlands/USA/United Kingdom/France 2009. Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker With: Jacquy Pfeiffer, Sébastien Canonne, Regis Lazard, Philippe Rigollot, Nicolas Sarkozy Colour, 35mm, in English and French with English subtitles. 87 mins….

Cinema to Savour on November 22

On Monday November 22, 2010, The Chefs’ Table Society of BC and the Vancouver International Film Centre will host Cinema to Savour at the Vancity Theatre, for a family friendly evening of film and food. Guests will enjoy delicious French fare…

Food at Vancouver Int Film Festival

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 30 through October 15th and within this amazing selection of films there are a selection of films that are Food and Sustainability themed. Here is a selection of these films for your consideration,…

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