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Old World Italian: Recipes and Secrets from Our Travels in Italy

As I have always loved Italian cuisine I was happy to learn about Author, Mimi Thorisson’s new Old World Italian cookbook published by Penguin Random House. Mimi explores the beautiful coasts and country-sides of Italy and features simple, authentic recipes…

Soupology Cookbook

I recently explored this new book by Drew Smith that features the art of soup from six simple broths Many of the soup recipes are based on using one of the 6 broths, it’s basically a two step process to…

Vancouver Pasta Challenge

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

Vancouver Cinnamon Bun Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cinnamon Bun Challenge. Bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cinnamon Bun creations into this challenge. Each bakery and cafe will be featuring their cinnamon bun creations on their menu…

Cooking with A Taste of the Ukraine at Home

Known for their delicious Ukrainian food including their fresh and frozen Ukrainian Perogies, Cabbage Rolls & Borscht, Fried Kolbassa, Pelmeni along with cakes and more. Everything is home-made in their Burnaby and Port Moody stores. Over the past month I…

First Taste of The Lunch Lady

With it’s focus on Vietnamese street food, this restaurant plays homage to The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The Vancouver restaurant is a collaboration between Nguyen Thi Thanh (aka The Lunch Lady) and Victoria Tran and…

First Taste of Sashimiya

Chef Takayuki Omi and his wife Kaori just opened this one of a kind shop in downtown Vancouver. It is a Japanese Grab-and-go shop/eatery that features a menu filled with sushi rolls and premium sashimi made fresh for takeout as…

Cooking with Intercity Packers Steak Holder Bundle

I spent the past month cooking a selection of Certified Angus steak dishes at home. Richmond-based Intercity Packers wholesalers now offers a Home Delivery service providing their restaurant quality bundles of seafood, steaks and produce. This is a great idea…

First Taste of Hugo’s Churros & Tacos

With it’s focus on Mexican fare this eatery has recently relocated next door to their previous location in McArthurGlen Vancouver. The Garcia family has added some new dishes to the menu at this location and will soon have liquor available…

First Taste of Do Chay Yaletown

With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese Vegetarian fare this humbled eatery has expanded outside of it’s original location in East Vancouver and opened another outpost in Yaletown. The interior décor has the similar bird cages hanging from the ceiling as…

Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking

Recently released by Chef Angus An is this beautiful cookbook that celebrates Thai cooking. More than 100 flavor-driven Thai recipes built on technique, balance, tradition, and innovation from award-winning chef Angus An and Published by Appetite – Random House. I…

Experiencing the Fed Meal Club

I recently learned about the Fed Meal Club that provides nutritionally designed breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals delivered to your door. Executive Chef Vish Mayekar offers up various dishes in each of these streams (Keto, Low carb, Plant based or…

Vancouver Iced Summer Drink Challenge Winners 2020

The  Vancouver Foodster Iced Summer Drink Challenge was a success featuring creations from cafes and restaurants around Vancouver. Each spot featured their creation from August 12 – September 6, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge,…

The BC Wine Lover’s Cookbook

Earlier this summer, I had a chance to explore this beautiful new cookbook by Jennifer Schell published by Penguin Random House. The book features wineries throughout BC along with a recipe from each, wine pairing suggestions and stories of the…

Sea to Sky in the Honda CR-V

One of my favourite cars in the Honda fleet is the Honda CRV, I have driven this model for past travel adventures outside of the city and it’s always been a great ride. I recently did a day trip test…

First Taste of Casereccio Foods

This newly opened Italian eatery in Kitsilano is owned by Maria Clarkson, Alexandro Cascia and another partner, all from different regions of Italy. They have put together a wonderful menu of house-made pastas, sauces, desserts and more. In addition to…

Picnic to Go at Pacific Yacht Charters

A beautiful weekend afternoon and perfect time for a picnic! We enjoyed one of the Picnic 2 Go this past weekend aboard Pacific Yacht Charters in Coal Harbour. They are participating in the Dine Outside Festival which runs through to…

First Taste of J Squared Ice Cream

Owned by husband and wife, both of their names start with the letter J, hence the name of this ice cream shop. While Jenny was pregnant she was craving ice cream and both of her favourite shops were miles away,…

Brix & Mortar Picnic to Go

Another beautiful late Summer night and perfect time for a picnic! We enjoyed one of the Picnic 2 Go the other night in City Square Courtyard Park. They are participating in the Dine Outside Festival which runs through to September…

Vancouver Sundae Challenge Winners 2020

The Vancouver Foodster 6th annual  Sundae Challenge was a success featuring sundae creations from cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their sundae creation from August 6-30, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite…

Vancouver Salad Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each spot featured their creation from August 6-30, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each…

Grano Pizzeria Napoletana Picnic to Go

Beautiful Summer weather and perfect time for a picnic! Grano Pizzeria Napoletana opened recently serving up an all plant-based menu featuring salads, pizzas and other dishes. We enjoyed their Picnic 2 Go last night in nearby Hillcrest Park. This restaurant…

Interview with Felix Yau of Fife Bakery

Felix opened his Fife Bakery almost 4 years ago in the Olympic Village neighborhood and it’s become one of the most popular bakeries in the area. What is it that you have always loved about baking bread? I think I…

First Taste of Yasmina Bakery

New Lebanese bakery opened recently on Main Street; it’s owned by Yasmine Mediterranean Foods a block way. In addition to the freshly baked breads and baked goods they are also carrying a small selection of Lebanese grocery items. I tried…

Celebrate BC Wild Salmon August 21-23

The Chef’s Table Society of BC is thrilled to be able to bring the Wild Salmon Celebration across the province this year. Below is the full list of participating chefs & their dishes you can enjoy this weekend from Friday,…

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