In my inaugural post, I failed to mention one of my biggest foodie heros. This person instilled in me the desire to try new things. He is forever amenable to the thrill of something different, strange, or unexpected. As food … Continue reading
I just could not resist sharing this link! Gabriele Galimberti is an Italian photographer who profiled grandmothers from around the globe and their signature dishes. While I think I would pass on trying the caterpillars in tomato sauce, the stuffed aubergines look incredible! Like many before me, I have drawn inspiration from the mothers and grandmothers in my life who have instilled in me a love for food. This is an adorable homage to such women around the world.
John Bishop is Vancouver restaurant royalty. He began his career in Vancouver under the wing of Umberto Menghi, eventually opening his own eponymous restaurant (Bishop’s) on 4th Avenue. It has been a pillar of fine dining in Vancouver and has … Continue reading
Located on the corner of Cordova and Carrall in Gastown (next door to Nelson the Seagull and East Van Roasters), Rainier Provisions provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as adult beverages. They also offer a grab-and-go deli counter for coffee … Continue reading
Last fall, Kits Coffee shut its doors after being a mainstay on 4th Avenue for 17 years. Propitiously, 49th Parallel decided to take over the space. They have since expanded their seating both indoors and out, as well as adding … Continue reading
I consider myself Portuguese. Not by blood, but by upbringing. My stepmom is Portuguese by heritage, and over the years, I have been to many festas (meaning feast), enjoyed many meals, and on occasion had one too many glasses of … Continue reading
In keeping with my desire to continually improve my cooking, I’ve had a bit of a busy couple of cooking days! A few nights ago, Matt and I made our version of “healthy junk food”. We thought about what our … Continue reading
Simplicity, precision, and method. This is what comes to mind when I think about Revolver. Located in the heart of Gastown, they do pretty much just coffee and it’s all they need to do. Conceivably one of the best lattes … Continue reading
Monday marked the announcement of the 2013 edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The culinary vanguard, Noma, has fallen to the second spot, only to be overshadowed by Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca. Located in Girona, they are one of three Spanish restaurants earning a place in the top ten (making Spain the most well-represented nation on the list). I am happy to see that Mugaritz is still holding strong at number four – can’t wait to visit this fall!
High end dining is an endangered species in Vancouver. We are known for being a casual and unceremonious people, and this is reflected in where we choose to eat. Luckily, there are still some gems left in the city; Hawksworth … Continue reading