Eating Local in the Fraser Valley

Passionate about local food and community, Angie Quaale’s first book, Eating Local In The Fraser Valley, is a celebration of the farmers, producers and chefs throughout the Fraser Valley, that bring food to our tables each and every day. Featuring stories, anecdotes and recipes from the people behind the food, along with road trip ideas … Read moreEating Local in the Fraser Valley

Red Truck Beer Company and the Truck Stop Diner

Red Truck Brewing

With more than 50 craft breweries in Vancouver and the surrounding area, choosing which one to stop at can be a daunting task. Having had the chance last week to take a peek behind the scenes at Red Truck Beer Company, I was eager to check it out and hear a little about their history … Read moreRed Truck Beer Company and the Truck Stop Diner

Yaletown Brunch Crawl

  With Dine Out Vancouver well into it’s second week, there are several foodie events taking place across the city, including the ever popular weekend brunch crawls. Presented by Vancouver Foodster, each weekend showcases two neighbourhoods, with local restaurants and shops presenting their own unique take on brunch. This past weekend, My husband and I … Read moreYaletown Brunch Crawl

Dine Out Vancouver – Granville Island Preview

  Attracting over 100,000 food enthusiasts over the course of 17 days, Canada’s largest food and drink festival gets underway in Vancouver starting January 20th. Dine Out Vancouver, which features over 40 special events and prix fix menus at hundreds of restaurants, offers local and visiting foodies a unique opportunity to explore Vancouver’s culinary scene. … Read moreDine Out Vancouver – Granville Island Preview

Tasting Plates – Fraserhood

  This past week, Vancouver Foodster hosted another of the ever popular Tasting Plates tours, this time in the Fraserhood area of East Vancouver. The perfect excuse to visit Vancouver’s many, diverse neighbourhoods, Tasting Plates are self-guided tours that give you the chance to try a variety of tasty offerings from the participating restaurants, cafes … Read moreTasting Plates – Fraserhood

Avo-foodie fun at the 2016 Avocado Showdown

  With the success of the first Avocado Showdown in Vancouver last July, Avocados from Mexico returned to Vancouver on April 10th. Held at Northwest Culinary Academy, the competition welcomed food lovers and culinary leaders alike to take part in creating, tasting and judging avocado themed dishes created by local foodies. The afternoon began with … Read moreAvo-foodie fun at the 2016 Avocado Showdown

Noodle Mania 2016

Noodle Mania 2016

This past week my husband and I took part in Noodle Mania, presented by Tasting Plates and Vancouver Foodster. Now it’s it’s third year, the event took us on a tour of 6 different restaurants throughout the city, each offering a taste of their own “noodle-inspired” dish. The event kicked off when we picked up … Read moreNoodle Mania 2016

Abbotsford Harvest Dinner

    On October 15th, Tourism Abbotsford hosted their annual Harvest Dinner. Bringing together local farmers and media friends, the event was meant to showcase the bounty of food, wine and beer that Abbotsford produces. This year’s dinner was held at Mt Lehman Winery. With it’s sweeping views of the vineyard and beautifully decorated table … Read moreAbbotsford Harvest Dinner

Farm to Table in the Fraser Valley

Farm to Table in the Fraser Valley

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from or how it’s produced? How does that pork roast get on your plate? Who raises the pigs? What kind of life do they have? Living in the city, it’s not commonplace to see farm animals grazing through grassy fields, but drive out into the Fraser Valley … Read moreFarm to Table in the Fraser Valley

Avocado Showdown in Vancouver

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of participating in the Avocado Showdown in Vancouver held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. The goal for the competitors was to create a dish to showcase the delicious versatility of avocados. Specifically, avocados from Mexico, as they make up approximately 80% of the avocados sold in Canada. Attended … Read moreAvocado Showdown in Vancouver