2016 March April

The Proust Culinary Questionnaire

Daniel Costa, Corso 32 In the late nineteenth century, French novelist Marcel Proust participated in an exercise which could be thought of as the Facebook of its era—he answered a questionnaire about himself in a friend’s Confession Album. Proust’s answers have been published, in one form or another, for more than a century. Many have …



Splash of water, no rocks

The wonders of river cruising in Bordeaux by Alison Phillips After all, rivers crisscross the entire continent, and historically were the primary way to get around. The long ships used are fabulous—modern, quiet and stable, offering both convenience and intimate luxury. Unlike large ocean cruise ships, these riverboats hold less than 200 guests and often …



Dish

Gastronomic happenings around town finding good food in the okanagan Edmonton author and part-time Naramata resident Jennifer Cockrall-King has written Food Artisans of the Okanagan (TouchWood Editions, $24.95). The book profiles over 125 growers and producers of craft food and drink including chefs, farmers, cheesemakers, butchers, foragers, beekeepers, distillers and craft brewers, in both the …