You Wanna Piece of Me? Cookbook

Recently released and written by Vancouver based Author Jenell Parsons who is also founder and owner of The Pie Hole. Published by Appetite – Random House.  More than 100 Seriously Tasty Recipes for Sweet and Savory Pies I have known…

Takeout at Moltaqa Restaurant

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Falastin: A Cookbook

Recently released and written by Authors, Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley is this new book covering a soulful tour of Palestinian cookery. Published by Appetite – Random House. This book comes to us from Ottolenghi’s Executive Chef Sami Tamimi, with…

An Edge Catering Christmas Dinner

Holiday dinner for two at home is the way to go this year, as with the ongoing covid pandemic, this year is quite different than years past. Edge Catering has created a Christmas dinner package featuring multiple dishes that you…

Burger Challenge Winners 2020

The Vancouver Foodster 7th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from November 6-29, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Fried Chicken Challenge Winners 2020

The Vancouver Fried Chicken Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their fried chicken creation from November 5 –29, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

First Taste of The Kougin Café

Pastry chef Andrew Han has had a life-long dream to open his own bakery and he wanted it to be located in Chinatown where he grew up. His bakery is defined as; kouign (meaning brioche, pronounced queen) and amann, which…

Tasting the Holiday Treats Box

Two local bakers, Jenny (@Jenny_bakes) and Nicole (@butter.and.botanicals) have collaborated together to create a trio of treats boxes for this holiday season. I had the opportunity to preview their treats box which featured an assortment of cookies and bars with…

Jamoneria & Sandwich Shop and Market

Arc Iberico Imports has been importing a variety of foods from Spain to Canada for the past few years. Based in South Richmond, they recently added a market and a small menu of Bocadillo’s (sandwiches) opening up to sell their…

First Taste of Tsujiri at OpenRoad Toyota Richmond

The latest outpost of Tsujiri recently opened in the OpenRoad Toyota dealership at the Richmond Auto Mall. This is a Japanese matcha infused cafe restaurant that features tasty Japanese soba bowls, sushi sandwiches, matcha beverages and desserts. Known for its…

First Taste of Free Bird Table & Bar

Specializing in the spirit of Southern food with the heart of the West Coast behind it, this restaurant opened a few months ago during the pandemic. Located inside The Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, the restaurant is owned by…

Speakers for Change Virtual Series

Tacofino is continuing its commitment to improving the quality of life for those in the hospitality and foodservice industry while also raising much-needed funds for local causes by taking its Shift Change initiative online for a series of ‘Speakers for…

First Taste of Takenaka

Specializing in bento boxes, sushi and seafood bowls with fresh Japanese seafood and ingredients, Takenaka was first established as a Ghost kitchen, a virtual restaurant that provided their Japanese food for pickup from their commissary or for delivery. They have…

Peaked Pies Tasting in Burnaby Heights

Over the years I had visited both their Denman street and their Whistler restaurants for their delicious Aussie Pies to eat-in or to take-out. They recently opened their 3rd location in the Burnaby Heights neighborhood and I was invited in…

The Art of Bake Nouveau Cookbook

Chef Giuseppe Cortinovis is one of the top pizza chefs in Canada who has been working within the industry ever since moving to Canada from his home country, Italy. Back home he had worked at a variety of restaurants as…

Vancouver Foodster 7th Annual Burger Challenge

Welcome to the 7th Annual Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their burger creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Burger creations on their menu from November 6-29, 2020….

Vancouver Fried Chicken Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Fried Chicken Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their fried chicken dishes into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special fried chicken creation just for this challenge and…

Sombreros, Mexican Products and Taqueria

I recently discovered this Mexican emporium of sorts which had been around for a couple of years. In addition to selling freshly made tacos and tamales they have other dishes like Chilaquiles and more. They also feature a store filled…

Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook

Six years ago I had the pleasure to meet and interview Chef/Author, Yotam Ottolenghi here in Vancouver. He is a fascinating and creative chef with his own restaurants in England, along with multiple cookbooks. His latest he Co-Authored with Ottolenghi…

Joe Cheng and his Cocktails

Joe Cheng is the Bar Manager at Cold Tea Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. I asked Joe to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Cold Tea Restaurant. Up first is the White Rabbit His take on the White Lady…

First Taste of Capo and the Spritz

Specializing in Italian cuisine featuring inventive cocktails and pizzas; this restaurant and cocktail bar is a partnership between Autostrada Hospitality and OPUS Vancouver. Autostrada Hospitality co-founders Dustin Dockendorf and Chef Lucais Syme are working with OPUS Vancouver and the focus…

Fall Menu Tasting at Novo Pizzeria

It has been a couple of years since my last visit to this wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of Kitsilano. They now offer a selection of new dishes each month, here are some new ones along with some favourites!…

Pasta Challenge Winners 2020

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 8-31, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

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