On Sipping Ancient Citrus and Militant Vegans Threatening Violence


The story of Inner-City Farms, a local non-profit that is taking a creative approach to growing local produce within Vancouver.

Gastro Obscura does a deep dive into the lost lingo of New York City’s soda jerks.

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On a similar note, podcast host Ana Marie Cox sits down with CNN’s W. Kamau Bell to chat about some of the issues with Starbucks’ recent implicit bias training.

Militant vegans are scaring a British butcher with bomb threats and vandalism:

“The internet is the worst thing as not only are they threatening to physically destroy our business, but they are also trying to ruin our reputation online, too, by leaving negative reviews and comments,” Wayne Marlow told KentOnline. “They want to close us down and people are threatening to smash the windows or petrol bomb the store. We live in fear and we’re up worrying at night. They are terrorizing us.”

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Head Bartender Robyn Gray shares a few of his favourite spots to eat and drink around town in this week’s edition of The Dishes.

In rather terrifying news this week, researchers from the Puget Sound Institute have detected opioids in PNW mussels.

“Although the Institute says that its researchers “typically” find everything from pharmaceuticals and antibiotics to antidepressants and cocaine in their tiny test subjects, this is the first time they’ve ever detected opioids.”

The Vancouver Sun’s Mia Stainsby pays a visit to Gastown’s Coquille and hails their banana cream pie.

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @yvreats and the illusive Kingyo Bento Box:

A small batch ice cream-maker in Baltimore is serving up scoops of history and Stonehenge sounds delicious.

‘Spiegelman creates unique ice cream flavors inspired by everything from historical figures to art history, mythology, astrology and historic events. “I’ve always liked looking at history from a visual standpoint,” she says.’

And speaking of ice cream, Grub Street heralds the true champion of all frozen treats – the Snickers Ice Cream Bar.

A new study reveals that the louder the music is in a restaurant, the more likely a customer is to order less healthy options. Fascinating!

This week in food podcasts: Chef David Chang sits down with two of his producers to talk about MSG, Ugly Delicious and cultural appropriation in the food world.

Fifteen bartenders. Fifteen different margarita recipes. One winner.

Unrelated: When I grow up I want to be a Citrus Archaeologist so I can make some ancient margaritas.

As food insecurity continues to rise in Canada, activists look to improve upon traditional food bank models to address the growing concern.

And while we’re on the subject, The Dr. Peter Center is attempting to increase food security for men living with HIV through one-of-a-kind programming in Canada.

Eater contributor Meghan McCarron explores the historic and continued disservice done to female chefs by food media.

“The current media initiative to include women’s voices is admirable, but female chefs are still being asked to write about gender issues, not about the thing they’re truly expert in — cooking, entrepreneurship, culture. Right now, the stories we tell about women too often rob them of the exact status that would demand more coverage: that of unignorable geniuses and irresistible characters, who fascinate reporters and readers alike. The media, over and over, fails to see women in the most compelling stories we have to tell.”

While he may not be ready to give up his nukes entirely, as a goodwill gesture, Kim Jong Un is willing to explore opening up a burger joint. Same same.

While the opening was much anticipated, The Globe and Mail’s Alexandra Gill had a deja-vu dining experience at Colette Grand Cafe that didn’t quite live up to the original.

A new report shows that we Canadians are among the worst wasters of food in the world – The Star reports.

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There is 1 comment

  1. I do not understand vegans. They have chosen an eating lifestyle that is suitable for them. Nobody cares what they eat. It’s no big deal. You don’t see any body protesting them. Why can’t you go on with your lives and leave everyone else alone? Instead they are perpetually angry at everyone else. Wow, fun life. If you don’t want to eat meat then leave it at that. Why do you have to run around calling people murderers etc. and treating to bomb their places of business? Not everyone is going to stop meat just because you say so. Because of you not being able to mind your own business things are going to get very ugly someday. I don’t wish that on anyone but you’re going too far. Live your plant eating lives the way you want and stop trying to do the impossible…trying to force your ideas on everyone else. Are you going to start picketing private homes next? That would be very interesting. The guns will come out then.

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