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Meet Executive Chef Heather Morgan Chef & Owner, Storms on the River

July 18, 2019

Meet Executive Chef Heather Morgan Chef & Owner, Storms on the River “We work to show our customers that local food is not more expensive, it’s more valuable. By supporting, for example, us, you not only support local jobs in one single restaurant but also dozens of local growers and prod...

Meet Jason James Winemaker, Sumac Ridge and Black Sage Vineyard

July 15, 2019

Meet Jason James Winemaker, Sumac Ridge and Black Sage Vineyard Quote: “It’s still a thrill, every year; the promise of a vintage even better than the last: to improve from last year’s triumphs.” Location: 17403 Highway 97N Summerland, BC  V0H 1Z0 http://sumacridge.com/ http://www.black...

Meet Jean Claude Douguet Executive Chef, Gotham Steakhouse & Bar

July 11, 2019

Meet Jean Claude Douguet Executive Chef, Gotham Steakhouse & Bar Quote: “We have a strong local seafood program with our signature seafood special – we change it as often as every day to keep it fresh and interesting for customers. That commitment to freshness and uniqueness makes it int...

Choosing BC Foods for your plate Everyday: The Seafood Edition

July 05, 2019

Choosing BC Foods for your plate Everyday: The Seafood Edition   We’re exploring the easy choices that we can all make to support our own farmers, producers and processors year round. We’re setting out to answer the question: What are the foods that 365 days a year you can buy that are grown...

Getting in on the Trends for 2019: Plant Based Foods

July 01, 2019

Getting in on the Trends for 2019: Plant Based Foods   If you hadn’t heard the term “plant-based” foods before the new Canada Food Guide was introduced this spring, you aren’t the only one. Plant-based foods are the trend for 2019 according to industry watchers in the US and Canada. The Natio...

Choosing BC Foods For Your Plate Everyday: The Meat Addition

June 26, 2019

Choosing BC Foods For Your Plate Everyday: The Meat Addition We’re exploring the easy choices that we can all make to support BC farmers, producers and processors year round. We’re setting out to answer the question: What are the foods that you can buy 365 days a year that are grown, harveste...

Explore BC Seafood at the BC Seafood Festival

June 10, 2019

Are you looking for a last minute foodie getaway this coming weekend?   There are still tickets available for the BC Seafood Festival signature weekend from June 14 to 16. It's a drive from Victoria or quick jaunt from Nanaimo - or a beautiful ferry ride from the Vancouver area.   Check out...

What's the Buzz? Urban Beehives

June 06, 2019

What’s the buzz? Urban beehives in Vancouver Restaurants.   Bees are a big deal. They may be small, but they are mighty, and if we want to support local and sustainable food, then we need to support bees. It’s about ensuring that our crops are pollinated and ensuring that we have diversity wi...

What are you growing? Okanagan Edition

May 28, 2019

When we’re talking about farm-to-table, the Okanagan’s winery chefs are at the heart of the discussion. They are connected to their land intimately – the wines tell the story of the place and the season – but because they are land based, they have opportunity to get their fingers into the dirt!...

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...

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