On Ice Cream History, Finger Lickin’ Secrets And Disastrous Service


by Talia Kleinplatz | First, we see outrageous images of French police officers forcing a woman to remove her burkini, and now a Michelin-selected restaurant in Paris refuses service to two Muslim women. Quel désastre.

Afraid of losing your kitchen job to a robot? The sci-fi sounding idea may not be so far-fetched, though goodness knows with the cook shortage going on right now this freaky future might actually be welcomed by some.

For those of you who recall Kitsilano’s acclaimed but short-lived Fuel Restaurant, the owners and staff will be hosting a one-night-only pop-up at Campagnolo at the end of the month.

Sole Food’s Michael Abelman has just released a book detailing the organization’s aim to create community, jobs and food security on the Downtown Eastside.

Someone found a high end chef who shirks celebrity in favour of a focus on fine dining and hospitality. Head to San Diego to meet this unicorn in person.

A follow-up to issues brought to the surface at this year’s Vancouver Food Summit encourages further dialogue about race, ethnicity and food.

I visited Anh & Chi on Main Street for the first time last week and I couldn’t agree more with Vancouver Sun food writer Mia Stainsby, who recommends it with gusto. If you haven’t gone, it’s time to head over to Main street for some outstanding modern interpretations of traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

Vancouver is set to host BC’s first ever combined wine, beer and spirits festival. The Grape & Grain will feature over 50 micro-distilleries, breweries and wineries from across the province.

Beaucoup Bakery’s Jackie Kai Ellis is all set to plate a four course dinner at the next Greasy Spoon Supper Series in support of A Better Life Foundation.

Homemade KFC? Well, now that the super secret blend of 11 herbs and spices (might) be leaked, it’s worth giving it a shot.

The predictable but very upsetting results of rising housing and food costs combined with stagnant wages: recent report finds that half a million BC residents are experiencing food insecurity, two-thirds of whom are currently employed.

I’m sorry, can we back up for a second? There’s an ice cream museum? With a sprinkle pool? And edible helium balloons? Tickets for the New York attraction may be facing mark-ups on StubHub but I’d say that a visit to the limited-time event is priceless!

Well here’s a new approach to the Second Amendment for you: trade in your guns in exchange for free pizza!

An 11 million pound surplus of cheese in the US? Can someone please bring me a baguette and a glass of red?

A fascinating exploration of American bakers making a return to small batch, locally milled flour, the effect it has on the breads we consume and the nutritional value it produces.

From juice cleanses to quinoa to natural sugars, The Washington Post calls BS on some of our favourite health food fads.

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to Stephanie Le of I am a Food Blog because I’ve been mesmerized by these galaxy Oreos for days!

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