Vancouver BC Food Tour

Alex and I spent last weekend in Vancouver. Saturday was food tour day! Following a visit to the Vancouver Winter Farmers market we headed to Granville Island. Edible Canada is both a store selling artisan food products and a bistro serving local food. I had the Edible Canada breakfast: scrambled eggs, pork and apple sausage and smoked bacon. There were two little smoked tomatoes, bright bursts of flavor, and my favorite thing, potatoes fried in duck fat. I’m going to get a duck and try that myself! Granville Island Public Market is a year-round indoor market stuffed with vendors selling vegetables and fruit, cheese, sausage, tea, honey, grains, maple syrup…it’s overwhelming! Since we couldn’t bring fresh food across the border we loaded up on finished foods, honey, maple syrup, and birch syrup. For dinner we checked out a brand new Vancouver farm-to-table restaurant, Forage. Chef Chris Whittaker is playing with … Continue reading

Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner

The Kitsap County Agricultural Alliance Harvest Dinner last Sunday was a celebration of what is possible. Organizing Chef Chris Plemmons of Two Snooty Chefs and Olympic College arranged a galaxy of culinary stars, including Chef Richard Kost of CJ’s Evergreen General Store and Catering and Chef Jeff McLelland of Harbour Public House & Pegasus Cafe to lay out a sumptuous groaning board. About 150 people showed up to share the feast. There were a few luminaries in the crowd, including Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido and Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent. There were three lines of tables – three! One table served hot meat-based main dishes, one table served salads and vegetarian fare, and the third offered delicious dessert treats (BonBon Bakery, Sweets and Savories, Viking Feast). I had an ambition to talk about all the items, but I lost my menu, and frankly, it was overwhelming. I do remember quite … Continue reading