2012 March April

Drink of the week – Easter wines

Easter wines to go with turkey and ham Turkey Turkey’s mild, slightly gamy flavour is super wine friendly — it’s the sides (cranberry sauce, brown sugar squash, almond green beans) that will make or break the match. If all the sides are sweet, the wine must have some sweetness as well. Look for Riesling, Gewurz …

March/April 2012 – Kitchen Sink

Come meet Giorgio Rivetti, of Piedmontese producer La Spinetta on Friday, April 27, 7pm, $29.95 prepaid. Call Vines Riverbend Wine Merchants 780-434-9444, info@vineswinemerchants.com for reservations Check out the brand new Cask & Barrel 10041 104 Street, 780-498-1224 just opened by Susan Forsey and Wayne Jones. The more spots downtown to chill in, the better we …

March April 2012

Features Lima Revealed Peruvian cuisine is winning international recognition | Jack Danylchuk Brunch City Victoria Jennifer Crosby A Woman in the Kitchen Part II: Entrepreneurs The Dumpling Could it be the world’s most universal food? | Mary Bailey On the Line at Stella (print exclusive) An orthodontist takes a working culinary vacation | Darcy Dietz …

Brunch City Victoria

The text messages start rolling in when I’m still ten minutes from the restaurant. Running late! Wardrobe malfunction! Order me a mimosa! As I scramble down the sidewalk I fire off my own message, ‘On my way!’ It’s four minutes to ten on a sunny Sunday morning. Welcome to Victoria, Brunch City. BC’s capital, nestled …

Drink: The Cocktail Revolution

I’m over it. The cosmopolitans, the appletinis, the rye and cokes… I want something that doesn’t totally mask a spirit’s flavour helping me cruise easily into a state of inebriation. I want to celebrate the juniperiness of gin, the oakiness of bourbon and the spiciness of rum. I want to play around with bitters. I …

A Woman in the Kitchen, Part 2

The Kitchen entrepreneurs profiled on these pages followed their passion for food into business. Some cater, others bought an existing restaurant, a few are no longer owners. Several carry on a family business. They share an enduring love of food and a highly developed ability to collaborate. Here are their stories. Wendy Lee, Matahari Have …

Lima Revealed

Maybe it’s the gloomy skies forever threatening rain that almost never falls, or the vistas of somber, dun-brown hills on a desert coast beside a cold, restless sea, but tourists who land in Lima are inclined to move on to Peru’s star attractions: Machu Pichu, the Nazca Lines or the beaches at Mancora. Popular anthropologist …

Dish – March April 2012

Farmers Jane Three Saanich Peninsula (Vancouver Island) women, Heather Stretch, Northbrook Farms; Robin Tunnicliffe, Feisty Field; and Rachel Fisher, Three Oaks Farm have written a book on farming. All the dirt: Reflections on organic farming (Touchwood Editions) Wait, not so simple. They didn’t own a farm? They didn’t grow up on a farm? Didn’t marry …

London Calling: where to eat and play during the Olympics

Going to the Olympics this summer? Got your hotel resos? Check. Event tickets? Check. Dinner reservations? Gahhhh! To prevent the convenient but boring prospect of falling into the nearest Prêt a Manger or the perfectly dreadful idea of a burger at Wimpy, we asked two London food journalists to give us the goods on their …