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DinnerPartyYVR is coming back to Vancouver

The biggest, boldest, most philanthropic dinner party is coming back to Vancouver on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 with the fourth annual DinnerPartyYVR. In just over a month, Vancouver hobby chefs will open their homes, kitchens and hearts to host a simultaneous dinner party taking place all across…

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Korean women try American BBQ for the first time

This is my current favourite foodie video, can't get enough of these awesome Korean women trying three different kinds of American-style BBQ for the first time -  the noises of approval they make as they really start getting into the tasting experience are perfect.

Love their faces when they see…

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West coast farm-to-table dining at Radius Food Co.

When I first heard word of the March 2015 opening of Radius Food Company, Central Vancouver Island's newest local restaurant, I was immediately intrigued. It's the kind of fresh, farm-to-table British Columbia cuisine I've been craving, and instead of opening hours away in a Vancouver, Victoria …

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Help God's Little Acre Farm feed those in need

God's Little Acre Farm in Surrey, British Columbia is a beautiful thing - a volunteer-run farm that grows food for those in need. And they grow it well - in the past four years they have donated a whopping 420,000 pounds of fresh, BC-grown produce to those less fortunate.

And they're just get…

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CAVU Kitchen Bar opens in Richmond


I recently attended the launch party of the new CAVU Kitchen Bar in Richmond, British Columbia located at the Vancouver Airport Hilton. (Must start by noting the gorgeous ice sculpture martini luge sitting on CAVU's bar, carved especially for the launch party, gorgeous!)

Seeking to bring a grea…

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The best meal I've ever eaten

I've taken a little time away from blogging during the summer to focus on some other projects, but it's nice to be back here again. I've got some exciting fall posts planned, including an overview of my first canning experience with Bernardin canning coming soon.

I wasn't sure what I wanted my fi…

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An Okanagan farm-to-table al fresco dining experience

I recently attended the 2014 Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop, taking place this year in Kelowna, British Columbia May 9th-11th. The weekend of writing workshops and local food and wine tasting experiences is organized annually by talented writer and book author Jennifer Cockrall-King. She wo…

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Goodbye, Vancouver Island - Hello IFBC in Seattle

I'm heading south tomorrow, leaving behind my beautiful Vancouver Island for the weekend to attend the International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle, Washington.

I've been looking forward to this conference since registering almost a year ago, and it's hard to believe the food and writing-fil…

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The International Food Bloggers Conference is coming to Seattle


It's been an exciting year of food writing-related travels, as I've had the pleasure of attending Eat Write Retreat in Philadelphia and the Wine Bloggers Conference in British Columbia's Okanagan Wine Country. But the big kahuna of food blogger events this year is yet to come, just down the Paci…

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A Canadian's first Philly Cheese Steak experience

When I told my friends and family I was going to Philadelphia for the Eat Write Retreat food writing workshop, the most popular response was "Are you going to try a Philly Cheese Steak?", to which my response was "Hell, yes!"

But the weekend was packed with engaging sessions and activities withou…

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Off to Eat. Write.Retreat in Philadelphia

I'll be hopping on a series of cross-country flights later this week to attend Eat.Write.Retreat in Philadelphia, where I'll be spending the weekend with foodie writers from across North America exploring great cooking, photography, products and writing... along with lots of eating, of course! And…

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The wind-swept coast of Eastern Vancouver Island

Yesterday was a windy, rainy, warm Mother's Day on Vancouver Island. Caught this beautiful snapshot of the very edge of Parksville, with clouds shearing off nearby Lasqueti Island and the mainland hidden behind a curtain of rain. I jokingly call these pictures "Hotel Art", as there are some natura…

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76 Years of Argentinian Pizza Expertise at El Cuartito

In tribute to today's annoucement of a new Argentinian Pope, here is my review of one of Buenos Aires' oldest and best pizza joints which I visited in 2010, El Cuartito.

As I planned my trip to Argentina, I imagined myself eating succulent, juicy steaks from morning ’til night. Sadly, the reality…

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How does Canadian food taste in space?

Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut currently living in space aboard ISS as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34, reports on how the taste of food changes in space, and shows off his 'out of this world' collection of Canadian comfort foods.

 Love that he doesn't really need to hold the microphone!

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Love them BC apples...

I was just searching through my food photography pictures for a new background for my Devour and Conquer Twitter feed, and came across a great series of shots I took at the last Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Conference. We were lucky enough to visit one of the oldest apple orchards in Canada, whe…

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