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Vancouver 8th Annual 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…

Joy of Feeding 2022

Over the years, The Joy of Feeding that was founded by Chef Meeru Dhalwala had been one of my favourite food events and this past weekend after a long hiatus it returned to  Ubc Farm the organization that it supports….

Vancouver Sandwich Challenge

Welcome to the next Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge.  Cafes, butcher shops, deli’s and restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sandwich creations into this challenge. Each establishment will be featuring their Sandwich creations on their menu from…

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen  

This new cookbook by Hannah Che features a wonderful collection of Chinese recipes that are all vegan. The Vegan Chinese Kitchen Cookbook was recently released by publisher Appetite by Random House. I made a few recipes from their book recently:…

Vancouver Negroni Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Negroni Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Metro Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from September 9 – October 2, 2022 and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the…

Touring Purdy’s Chocolate Factory

I recently visited the Purdy’s Chocolate factory for a fun tour that was lead by their Head Chocolatier Rachel McKinley. Ever since I was young I loved chocolate and this tour brought the child in me to the forefront with…

Cooking with South China Seas

Known as a one stop shop to find rare and exotic culinary ingredients from around the world, South China Seas shop in the Granville Island Public Market also features the freshest and most fragrant herbs and spices available. I spent…

Taste of Abby Harvest Dinner at Taves Farms

It has been a few or more years since I had attended one of my favourite long table dinner events in the Fraser Valley. I have always loved the annual Long Table Dinners with the farmers and producers of Tourism…

Don’t Worry, Just Cook

This new cookbook by Bonnie Stern and Anna Rupert features a wonderful collection of recipes that this mother and daughter duo have cooked together over the years. Don’t Worry Just Cook book was just released by publisher Appetite by Random…

Phantom Creek Winemakers Dinner at Atlas Steak and Fish

Enjoyed a wonderful Chef-curated dinner that was perfectly paired with award-winning wines from Phantom Creek,  this special menu was created by Chef Spencer Watts. My friend Mark who was here visiting from Mexico joined me for this dining experience at…

Joy of Feeding on October 2

One of my favourite events of the year has returned after a long hiatus and is about to take place on Sunday October 2 from 12-3pm at UBC Farm. 12 local chefs from some of Vancouver’s most beloved restaurants, who…

Tasting Plates Kitsilano on October 19

Gather some friends or come solo! Join us and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants, cafes and food spots in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. Each restaurant, cafe and food spot will be serving Tasting Plates for guests to…

Maat Cuisine and their Korean Inspired Popup Dinner

Experienced the first Korean Inspired pop-up fine dining dinner recently which was exceptional and was certainly the best dining experience I have had in the past year. It was a 9-course dinner experience that was very well executed from the…

Oo La Cha and the Dry Age Experience

The Dry Age Experience is a one of a kind tasting menu which is quite the memorable experience and that is what we did recently. It was a delicious and unique foray into eating dry-aged fish and meats. It’s a…

Vancouver Negroni Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Negroni Challenge. I have invited restaurants and bars from all over the city to enter their Negroni creations into this challenge, some have entered their most popular creation from their menu and others created a special…

Light Up Chinatown on September 10 & 11

Light Up Chinatown!, presented by RBC, is back this weekend with a two-day, family-friendly festival. From September 10 to 11, 2022, the whole community is invited to experience a full slate of new programming, food experiences, and colourful lights and lantern…

Taste of Abbotsford Fall Food Festival September 9 – 18

The Taste of Abby Fall Food Festival invites everyone to explore a selection of food and agricultural events, treating one’s palate to Abbotsford’s deep history, diverse food culture, and delicious culinary cultivations. Held from September 9th to 18th, this inaugural…

Around the City in the Honda CR-V

I recently spent a week test driving the Honda CR-V 2022 car around Vancouver while trying some dishes at some of my favourite restaurants as well as taking in some music festivals. I visited Aiyaohno Café in the Gastown area…

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