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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

A Taste of the Dine Outside Festival Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver and the Dine Out Festival is launching a new one of a kind dining festival which takes place between August 21 – September 21 in Vancouver with 163 participating restaurants. Created as a way to help the restaurant…

Vancouver Foodster Iced Summer Drink Challenge

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

Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge

Welcome to the 6th Annual Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge.  Bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Sundae creations into this challenge. Each cafe and bakery will be featuring their Sundae creations on their menu from…

Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Salad creation into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Salad just for this challenge. Each restaurant…

Patio Dining at Trilussa

In this ongoing series I will be featuring all sorts of patio dining experiences from small restaurants with one table on their patio, to large restaurants with multiple tables on the patio, to hidden patios, and ones with unique patio…

Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge 2020 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge was another success featuring chicken wings creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their chicken wings creation from July 8-August 2, 2020. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. Chocolate chocolate, chocolate and sea buckthorn Delicious and winning desert in all senses for us chocoholics. Published on Main…

Celebrating 11 Years of Vancouver Foodster

It is time to celebrate the Vancouver Foodster blog which is celebrating 11 years since I created it. Earlier this month I also created The Vanfoodster Podcast; the weekly podcast covering the food scene in Vancouver and beyond. Each week I may…

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