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What does sous-vide mean and why all the fuss?

Sous-vide ( /suːˈviːd/; French for “under vacuum”)[1] is a method of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath for a long time—72 hours is not unusual—at an accurately determined temperature much lower than normally used for

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Hotspots in Gastown for Food and Drink – our “to-do” list

Gassy Jack in Gastown photo by Israel Camarillo Well, it’s day 21 of our 21 days of Downtown and the main conclusion we’ve come to is that we need about 20 more years to try all the places we’d like

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Prestons at the Coast Hotel in Chilliwack – Day 20

Okay, it’s not downtown Vancouver – but it was a great dinner so we’re going to fudge the rules a little on this one so I can tell you all about it. (What’s the point of being in charge if

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Day 17 – my first taste of Congee at Congee Noodle House!

Coming from a small town on Vancouver Island, there are many things that I haven’t had the opportunity to try yet. I’ve been curious about Congee, and when we happened to be in the neighbourhood of the Congee Noodle House

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Day 16 – Cheesecake and Coffee tasting at Trees Organic Coffee and Roasting House

The sense of calm that washed over me when I walked through the door was the first thing about Trees Organic Coffee and Roasting House in Yaletown that I fell in love with. The funky seating options, clean lines with

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