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Surf and Turf - An all BC version of an Icon

May 24, 2019

Surf and Turf – An all BC version of a Icon   Surf and turf is an American classic. The main course combination of seafood and red meat is an icon of 1960s cuisine that was considered to symbolize the rise of the middle-class. The first time the term appeared seems to have been in 1961 in the...

What are you growing? Vancouver Edition

May 21, 2019

BC restaurants are celebrating the launch of the growing season by participating in the Launch month of Buy BC: Eat Drink Local. It’s a fantastic season because we start to see everything popping up in our own gardens.   May long weekend is a signature date for many communities in Canada – it...

Beverages that Buzz - Mead from BC

May 10, 2019

Although you may have only heard of it in stories of King Arthur’s round table and of Vikings’ feasts, mead is a beverage with a buzz that you should know about. Unlike wine, where grapes are the key ingredients, with mead, it all starts with honey.   Sometimes called the “drink of the gods”...

Spot Prawns: Local for Limited Time Only

May 06, 2019

Spot Prawns: Local for Limited Time Only   Want a reason to eat out this May?   BC spot prawn season coincides with our celebration of Eat Drink Local month. Available for only a limited window of 6 to 8 weeks starting in May, these tasty local prawns are a great reason to visit your favour...

Buy BC: Eat Drink Local on the Menu for May

May 01, 2019

NEWS YOU CAN USE For Immediate Release Ministry of Agriculture May 1, 2019 Buy BC: Eat Drink Local on the menu for May VICTORIA – It’s time to explore, enjoy and experience what happens when B.C. foods and beverages meet B.C. chefs in a month-long celebration of culinary and farming skill...

Buy BC: Eat Drink Local Launch - Kelowna

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 KELOWNA-From the veggies grown in our province’s rich, fertile soil to the fresh seafood from our waters, British Columbia is a foodie destination and your taste buds are soon going to be awakened to the best that B.C. has to offer. The Province and the BC Restaurant and Food ...

Wellness Trends Going Mass-Market: Natural, Probiotic, Fermented & Local Drinks

April 25, 2019

You’ve probably heard of kefir, kombucha and drinking vinegars. What are they andwhat do they do for you?These three beverages are a part of a hot trend of drinking probiotic-rich beverages.What are probiotics? Probiotics are good bacteria that line your gut, encourage nutrientabsorption, reduc...

BC Wines for Earth Day (Monday, April 22) Exploring Organic and Biodynamic Wines from the Okanagan

April 22, 2019

This Earth Day, we’re looking at wines that will leave you feeling good about every sip. While you are enjoying a sip of wine with your next restaurant meal, these wine growers and winemakers are making a real contributions to the health of the soil that they are working and making sustainable ...

Buy BC: Eat Drink Local Launch - Vancouver

April 15, 2019

VANCOUVER - From the veggies grown in our province’s rich, fertile soil to the fresh seafood from our waters, British Columbia is a foodie destination and your taste buds are soon going to be awakened to the best that B.C. has to offer.   The Province and the BC Restaurant and Food Services A...

Made in BC Healing Superfoods: Check out Chaga and Ginseng Teas

April 12, 2019

British Columbia’s history is rich with traditional flavours that have lasted through theages. Some of the traditional herbal remedies that First Nations have used for hundredsof years are starting to gain a following for their healing properties.One example is Chaga. Chaga Tea is a tea made of ...

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