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Food Media Omnibus #525: The Financial Times Pays Van A Visit


In the Georgia Straight, Kate Dubensky investigates Vancouver’s many banh mi (Vietnamese sub) sandwich options and Jurgen Gothe goes sipping off the beaten path.

In Whistler’s Pique, we learn that after a crappy winter, business boomed for the alpine resort town’s restaurants.

The best, most fascinating story I’ve ever read on local octopus, and I’ve read none plenty.

In the Vancouver Sun, Mia Stainsby interviews celebrity chef David Rocco, star of the The Food Network show Dolce Vita.

In the Globe and Mail, Alexandra Gill gives Chambar a glowing review (the restaurant turns five this Saturday).

In the North Shore News, Deana Lancaster susses the buzz over local honey.

The National Post interviews Robert Belcham, chef/owner of Campagnolo and Fuel.

The Financial Times comes to Vancouver for two pieces. The first is a snack and a wonder as to how our restaurants are fairing in the run up to the Olympics. The second is by cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey, and it’s a pretty formulaic tour of that starts in Tojo’s and continues on to Miku, Jang Mo Jib, Congee Noodle House, and Japadog.

In the Vancouver Courier, Tim Pawsey ponders the coming end of The Cannery.

In the Westender, I review The Edge Social Grille & Lounge on Granville.

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