Culture
August 15, 2014
Books - Extreme Wine
The Wine Economist's newest book goes right to the rim of the glass on the hunt for the extremities of the wine world.
July 27, 2014
Books - Bookology
And that horsemeat comes from ... where?
December 06, 2013
Books - This East Van Kitchen Arrives
Last year we alerted you to the arrival of a youthful new community-cooking themed cookbook by the name of This East Van Kitchen. Today the hipster-styled, self-published "how-to" by Kennedy Telford and Kim Mulder is hot off the press, and there's going t
May 02, 2013
Books - A Tribute to the Italian Mama
Looking for a Mother's Day gift? Author Kira Tessa Kiros' (Falling Cloudberries) lastest cookbook is a tribute to motherhood, especially the Italian kind.
November 27, 2012
Books - Chef Don Letendre on Jerusalem
In this new cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city -- Jerusalem -- with all its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. We asked local chef Don Letendre why he's so excited about the book.
November 19, 2012
Books - This East Van Kitchen
It looks like a vibrant new cookbook penned by two local cooks will be coming our way next Spring. Here's a sneak peak preview of what to expect.
September 16, 2012
Video - BC Winery Stars at New York Film Fest
The 6th Annual New York Food Film Fest is set to run October 17 - 21st, and a film about an Okanagan Winery will be featured in the lineup.
September 13, 2012
Print - MacLean's Names Canada's Top 50 in 1st Annual Restaurant Issue
Maclean’s attempts to deliver something that "readers have never had before", the definitive guide to the best restaurants in Canada.
July 23, 2012
Art & Design - The Little Green Dress Project
Wear it, then compost it. Artist Nicole Dextras creates the Little Green Dress Projekt for Earth Art at VanDusen
July 03, 2012
Art & Design - Shoes for a Dishpan Cinderella
Why is it unusual for a giant pair of stilettos to be in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles? Well, aside from the fact that there is a giant pair of stilettos in the Hall of Mirrors, these shoes are made entirely of metal stock pots and their lids ...
April 16, 2012
Books - East Meets West in a new Cookbook.
Douglas & McIntyre will release a new cookbook this week that celebrates one of Vancouver's biggest assets: world-class Asian restaurants.
March 26, 2012
Books - The NEW Granville Island Market Cookbook
After 27 years, local book publisher Arsenal Press is about to release an all new version of one of its best selling titles, the Granville Island Market Cookbook.
March 14, 2012
Books - Churchill at the Table
Apparently Churchill's finest hour arrived at dinnertime.
February 14, 2012
Books - That's Amore - A Pasta Made for Valentines
If there is a noodle designed for Valentines Day, it must be the tiny "cuoretti" -- just one of the pasta species studied mathematically in this new book by architect George L Legendre.
November 14, 2011
Cinema - Toast
The film based on British foodwriter Nigel Slater's biography is now circulating in mainstream theatres and could arrive in BC before the holiday season.
October 26, 2011
Books - THE READ: A Covert Affair
We know Julia Child as a world famous authority on French cooking. However she knew a lot more than that -- such as how to use a machine gun and survive a Japanese invasion force.
October 07, 2011
Books - THE READ - Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli
Things we learned from reading Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food.
August 12, 2011
Idea Farm - Other People's Bright Ideas: Gelato Rose
Granted, it's the quality of the gelato that really counts ... but this has to be the most beautiful cone we've seen yet.
August 04, 2011
Print - Lucky Peach Magazine
With its potential to never be safe and predictable, Lucky Peach is our kind of magazine.
July 11, 2011
Books - We Sure Can
When the revolution comes, we can! This beautifully photographed book offers basic instruction as well as a motherload of inspiring recipes
June 07, 2011
Books - A Bible for Wannabe Butchers
Calling all wannabe butchers, or meat lovers who just want to handle a knife like a pro. Fleisher’s, the sustainable meat company with the cult-like following, has released its first “How-To” book today.
June 03, 2011
Books - Quemo, Oido and Gok
"Quemo", "Oido" and "Gok". Sounds like you're gargling, doesn't it? Believe it or not, they may be important food words to know.
May 20, 2011
Video - OceanGybe Tacks to Victory at the C Blue Film Festival
"Respect the water supply and don't waste it, or in the year 3,000 you're gonna be sorry!"
May 18, 2011
Idea Farm - Other People's Bright Ideas: Board Game Cafe
At the trendiest cafes, its time to ditch the laptop and beat your friends to as many little plastic pieces as you can.
May 17, 2011
Books - A Last Look at El Bulli
Even if you will never make a pilgrimage to el Bulli, you can still obtain a tantalizing glimpse of how it was all put together thanks to a kitchen insider.
March 24, 2011
Books - The Blue Light Project
What a Parkour practitioner eats. In Timothy Taylor's newest thriller, his central character's diet is as enigmatic and freestyle as his driving obsession.
March 07, 2011
Books - Blood Bones & Butter
Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton could be the best book you'll ever read about the restaurant industry. It could be the most honest book you ever will read, period.
February 24, 2011
Idea Farm - Other People's Bright Ideas: Paris Kitchen Lunch
Meet a fellow food lover in Paris; help her cover her cookbook costs.
January 10, 2011
Cinema - Bitter Feast
Bitter Feast is one food film that won't be offering up Julia Roberts, loving family Sunday dinners, or cake frosting.
October 23, 2010
Idea Farm - Idea Farm
Other Peoples' Bright Ideas: Vegetable butchers, super meatballs and parking the street food trucks.
October 22, 2010
Cinema - Film and Wine and Food
Movie buff alert: Two great film events with a Euro food and wine connection are taking place this week.
September 21, 2010
Online - New Blogs with Spark: Russia With Love
Former Vancouverite, Wanda Love, packed up her life and moved to Moscow only a few weeks ago. Now she's blogging about the experience.
September 15, 2010
Online - New Blogs with Spark: Vancouver Street Eats
Here's a new website we like - built around Vancouver's insatiable hunger for street food, and news about street food.
September 14, 2010
Cinema - VIFF Food Film Picks
Kings of Pastry, the newest hit food film on the indie circuit, plus eight more from this year's Vancouver International Film Festival.
September 08, 2010
Idea Farm - Other People's Bright Ideas: reRun
Imagine a wacky underground film, a cocktail, and a sac of popcorn with melted bacon fat and garlic sprinkles - killer!
September 07, 2010
Online - New Blogs with Spark: KidFoodies
It's Back to School. Why not give junior your restaurant reviewing duties for homework?
August 08, 2010
Online - Maybe We Shouldn't Be Eating This
Will the Pickle-Peanut Butter-Egg Spread taste as ghastly as it sounds? And why does one book cover illustration depict avocado slices floating in cups of tea?
June 29, 2010
Cinema - Food Film Fest Comes to Vancouver
A co-project between VanCity Savings Credit Union and the Chefs Table Society will see four classic food films presented in Vancouver as part of an ongoing Food Film Festival.
June 16, 2010
Books - It Happened in Paris
Savouring Paris with Barbara-Jo McIntosh, in her new book “Cooking For Me and Sometimes You: A Parisienne Romance with Recipes”.
June 14, 2010
Video - Stomp in the Kitchen
Who's stomping around in the kitchen?
May 12, 2010
Online - The Oatmeal Sieves out the Lumps in Web Design
theoatmeal.com has it so right. We're totally with the sentiment on #4 and 7.
April 19, 2010
Cinema - Dish - Women & Waitressing
A new Canadian documentary film examines the life of the server - from the female point of view.
April 09, 2010
Print - David Hawksworth Takes a Bow
The May 2010 issue of Food & Wine magazine celebrates some of the culinary highlights of Canada.
April 07, 2010
Books - Sprouts Awards Winners Announced
Ceremonies for the 2009 Sprouts Cookbook Awards take place this Thursday, and the winners are:
March 19, 2010
Cinema - New Food Films Coming Our Way
Get out the organic popcorn. New food films are already here for the viewing, others are in the pipeline.
March 17, 2010
Video - Carte Noir Readers
Coffee company hires hunky but sensitive BBC actors to read the steamy bits from classic literature.
March 09, 2010
Cinema - Sugar - Short & Sweet
And that's the play the cookie crumbles.
March 03, 2010
Art & Design - Another Chance to View the Olympic Medals
If you missed viewing (and holding) the Olympic Medals, you are going to get another chance.
February 02, 2010
Art & Design - Bill Blair Artwork Takes Flight in Latin World
Victoria resident Bill Blair's surrealistic Latin-themed graphics are gaining international recognition.
January 28, 2010
Books - 2009 Sprouts Award Finalists Announced
Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks' Fourth Annual Cookbook Awards nominees have been selected and you can vote for the winner
January 04, 2010
Art & Design - Shopping Cart Art
Victoria artist Shawn Shepherd returns to his culinary themes of iconic urban imagery with the "SHOPPING CART" series.
December 27, 2009
Art & Design - The Runaway Shopping Cart
Our readers wanted to know the story behind this haunting image, and we tracked it down.
December 21, 2009
Books - Zagat Surveys Vancouver
Zagat has released its 2010 Vancouver Survey, covering 298 restaurants, nightspots, attractions and hotels. The Survey is based on the input of 2,721 local consumers, and spans venues across Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver Island.
December 15, 2009
Print - Food & Wine Magazine Features Vancouver
look who's talking about Vancouver now: Wallpaper, National Geographic Traveller, the Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine Magazine.
December 05, 2009
Video - Cold Ice Cream, Hot Grannies
A new commercial depicting octogenarians salaciously licking ice cream keeps you guessing.
November 19, 2009
TV - Victorian Farm
Staying free of bedbugs is serious business when you had to pluck hundreds of ducks to make your bedding in the first place.
November 04, 2009
Books - Save the Deli
Reading the Sax's new book is like ordering the full platter combo -- the history of the delis are the rye bread and potatoes of his prose, his joyously gluttonous observations of the food like juicy streaks of fat in the pastrami.
October 20, 2009
Books - No Coco For Canucks
There's a new food book making the preview rounds of editors' desks called COCO -- a cute abbreviation for "10 World-Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs".
October 15, 2009
TV - Hells Kitchen Parties at Araxi
The Devil may have gone down to Georgia, but in 2009, Hell came to Whistler, and Araxi hasn't been the same since.
October 07, 2009
Food Style - Evian Gets a New Frock by Paul Smith
The newest Evian designer bottle posed a categorization quandary. Was it a new product or an art thing?
October 06, 2009
Art & Design - The Art of Corn at Sustenance
With McDonald's about to open a McCafe in the Louvre museum next month, it's a relief to find a better example of food and art coming together for a common purpose.
October 02, 2009
Books - Bold Face Names
Financial Post columnist Shinan Govani was the special guest at a party held in a private suite of the Shangri-la Hotel to launch the west coast distribution of his new book, BoldFace Names.
September 23, 2009
Cinema - Foodie Flicks at the VIFF
For Foodies who don't have time to flip through the catalogue looking for the next Babette's Feast or Food, Inc., we've done the work for you.
September 11, 2009
Cinema - The Vintner's Luck
On the screening roster for the Toronto International Film Festival is a New Zealand film designed for oenophiles.
August 12, 2009
TV - Reality of Winemaking Makes a Show of Itself
Reality television and the world of wine collide for the first time in a new US series.
August 06, 2009
Cinema - A Peek Under Julia's Pans
Even if the characters in Julie & Julia are likely to be over romanticized, at least we know the set decorators have done their research.
August 04, 2009
Books - Ground Up - Grind Down
Says Michael Idov: "I opened a charming neighborhood coffee shop. Then it destroyed my life."
July 28, 2009
Online - Shelora Sheldan's Cooking Blog
Hola Shelora! A local food writer connects Vancouver Island to Mexico via Cooking A Broad
July 23, 2009
Print - Gourmet Features Vancouver Island
Gourmet Magazine's August 2009 issue features an impressive 4-page spread on the culinary bounty of Vancouver Island.
July 16, 2009
Art & Design - Tattoo You
Now that's a set of tats that only a devoted food lover could really appreciate. Maybe also suitable for people who have a habit of putting their foot in their mouth?
July 09, 2009
Cinema - Two More Green Films Coming Our Way
A bumper crop of food-themed movies turned up in 2008 and the first half of 2009, with Food, Inc being the current eco-conscious film du jour. Organic Nation TV recently posted a list of the "Best Food Movies of 2009". But when it comes to the green flic
June 16, 2009
Art & Design - Victoria Artist Brings Mexico to Chicago
British Columbia artist Bill Blair has been commissioned to create five pieces of hand-tinted Mexicana photomontages for the opening of Rick Bayless's new restaurant in Chicago, XOCO.
June 15, 2009
Cinema - NY Film Festival 2009
A farmer writes a love letter to buttermilk, a man embarks on his annual mission at the local state fair to eat everything that is either deep-fried or on a stick, a hamburger and a hot dog hunt a criminal through city streets, a stalk of celery and a kni
June 08, 2009
TV - Bachelorette Beaus get Vancouverized
Jillian puts her suitors through their romantic paces in a segment shot entirely in the Bachelorette's hometown of Vancouver.
June 02, 2009
Books - New Books from Quattro and C Restaurant
Come this fall, Quattro and C will contribute to an expanding list of cookbooks produced by top local restaurants.
June 01, 2009
Art & Design - Ruins in Progress: Vancouver Art in the Sixties
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC and the grunt gallery have launched Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties, an online resource and digital archive incorporating hundreds of photos, press clippings, audio recordings and film clips.
May 12, 2009
Print - Tim Taylor Writes "Foodville"
In the Spring 2009 Issue of Vancouver Review, Stanley Park author Tim Taylor pens an essay on Vancouver's Food Fashion Era. ..."when food passed beyond objectivity and subjectivity and moved over into the wholly mimetic realm, the fun-house mirrored hall
April 30, 2009
Video - Chefs Without Borders
Three young Canadian chefs are working their way around the world, and dreaming of becoming the next Food Network stars.
April 21, 2009
Art & Design - Naramata Spring Releases Poster 2009
Q: What's the connection between a video by British dance popper Just Jack, Okanagan wine, and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics?
April 15, 2009
Print - Cibo and Moda Hotel Score in Global Food & Wine Survey
According to Food & Wine Magazine, is Vancouver still one of the "top 10 food cities in the world" (as declared in their 2008 GO LIST issue)?
April 04, 2009
Art & Design - The Seed
Watch this brilliant and beautiful combination of animation and paper craft by Johnny Kelly.
April 01, 2009
Video - Swiss Spaghetti Harvest 1957
The classic April Fool's Day joke, first played upon the British public by the BBC in the 1950s, fooled many people when it first aired.
March 21, 2009
Video - We Heart Ted Videos
We're so loving the TED website, the thinking person's YouTube. Here's a couple of our favourites from the food topics area.
March 12, 2009
Books - Sprout Award to Jennifer McLagan
The 2009 Sprout Cookbook Awards took place at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks, with the honours going to Jennifer McLagan's book "Fat".
March 12, 2009
Cinema - Those Kinky Food Movies
From the opening titles one might expect that Une Affaire de Goût is yet another food obsessed movie, and one would almost be right.
March 04, 2009
Online - Mark Laba Moves to Blogville
So what we want to know is this ... Why it is when newspapers put themselves on an economic diet, the first person they let go of is the food columnist?
March 03, 2009
Art & Design - What's the Connection
What's the connection between this video by British dance popper Just Jack, Okanagan wine, and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics?
March 02, 2009
Cinema - The Gleaners and I
Agnes Varda’s cult hit, The Gleaners and I, may have been shot in 1999, yet ten years later its subject matter is more timely and relevant than ever.
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