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Forage Festive Lunches

The annual Holiday Festival Lunches are taking place on December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 and it is a great way to celebrate the holidays with family, friends or office mates. I had a chance to preview this…

Playlist Kitchen Cookbook

Local Author Becky Van Drunen recently wrote this fund and exciting cookbook that merges tasty recipes along with musical playlists that celebrates music of the 90’s. I made a recipe from her book called – As Long As you Love…

Lidia’s A Pot, A Pan, and A Bowl Cookbook

This new cookbook by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Matticchio Bastianich was recently published by Appetite by Random House. This is the latest cookbook from beloved TV chef and best-selling author Lidia Bastianich shares more than 100 delicious Italian recipes…

Interview with Will Lew

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with…

Making Tortillas at MaiiZ Nixtamal

I recently had the pleasure to meet Chef Israel Alvarez Molina at his shop in Victoria’s Chinatown. Israel had opened up his tortilla factory and shop during the pandemic after searching for a location for quite sometime. Formerly Chef De…

Noodle Mania on January 12

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Vancouver! This 8th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Experience different restaurants and tastes from Moroccan noodles to Japanese udon to Chinese chow mein to Italian gnocchi…

Cake Challenge Winners 2021

The Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from bakeries and restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their cake creation from October 15 – November 7, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of…

Pacific Plates Dinner Series at 75 West Coast Grill

Pacific Plates is a new monthly dinner series that celebrates The Tastes & Traditions of Richmond, presented by 75 West Coast Grill at Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel. I had a chance to attend a media preview to taste through this…

Cafes Vancouver and it’s History

It’s been 20 years since I co-wrote “Cafes Vancouver” with my brother Arthur Wolak. Back then the internet wasn’t like it is today, there were many printed guidebooks for food and such. The coffee scene was humming along and at…

Burger Challenge Winners 2021

The Vancouver Foodster 8th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 8-31, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Pasta Challenge Winners 2021

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a success featuring creations from restaurants and a food truck around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 7-31, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Victoria in the Honda Insight 2021

I recently spent a couple of days test driving the Honda Insight 2021 hybrid car on a road trip to Vancouver Island to visit both Victoria and Sooke. The views were spectacular as always and I had a chance to…

Field Trip to Victoria and Sooke

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

In and Outside the City in the Honda Insight 2021

I recently spent a week test driving the Honda Insight 2021 hybrid car around Vancouver up the Sea to Sky to Squamish and driving points East to the Fraser Valley while trying some dishes at restaurants and cafes. I drove…

Japanese Squash Curry

Inspired by the fall season and a visit to Lepp Farms in Abbotsford I picked up a Kabocha squash and then tweeked a recipe I had creating this delicious curry for a meatless Monday dinner. The first thing you need…

Vancouver Cake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge. Restaurants, bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cake creations into this challenge. Each restaurant, cafe and bakery will be featuring their cake creations on their menu from…

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