On Bourdain’s Beginner Knife and Foodie Terms You’ve Never Heard Of

The ongoing shortage of chefs in Vancouver continues as the high cost of living and low incomes see restaurants struggling to retain staff.

Come north! As a consequence of last month’s hurricane onslaught, September saw the loss of over 100,000 restaurant industry jobs in the US.

The story of the legal weed dinner that went down at Hunter S. Thompson’s Owl Creek property in Colorado.

Scout checked out The Black Lodge as the Twin Peaks-inspired restaurant opened its doors to the public this past week.

A lexicon of hard-to-translate foodie terms from around the world. Our favourite comes from Finland: “Kalsarikannit”. It means “drinking alone in your underwear.”

If you’re interested in working on those knife skills, Anthony Bourdain shares his pick for the knife all beginner chefs should invest in.

And speaking of everyone’s favourite salt and peppers chef, Bourdain’s recent film WASTED! won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at this year’s Aspen Film Festival.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while watching the newest season Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (the main one being that Snoop is high for the entire season).

A grower from Honduras takes home the prize for the best beans in the world at Illy’s international coffee awards.

From mummy pies to chocolate eyeballs, step up your Halloween game with a selection of spooky sweets from a few local dessert shops.

Defining the history of bottle clubs in Vancouver.

This super handy chart from chef Ned Bell’s new book will help you stay up-to-date on all your seasonal seafood needs.

In the one month since Hurricane Maria, celebrity chef José Andrés and a team of volunteers has served up 1.5 million meals to residents of Puerto Rico.

Vancouver Coastal Health has developed the Vancouver Food Asset Map to help residents locate free or low-cost healthy meals across the city.

En Route Magazine announces their picks for the 10 best new restaurants in Canada with Vancouver’s Mak N Ming earning the 4th spot.

Meanwhile, Esquire shares their picks for the best new restaurants in the United States. Closest to home we have Portland’s Coquine and Han Oak as well as Seattle’s JuneBaby.

This week in creative cocktails, apparently there is a way for you to mix up some magic in your washing machine. Caipirinhas for everyone!

Canada’s health minister was in town this past week. She spoke to the ongoing challenges to  accessing healthy food for many Canadians across the country.

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @vancouverfoodie. Looks like it’s time to head to North Van because this spread from Maru looks incredible.

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