Choice Cuts & Battle Scars – Life as a Chef

Life as a cook is wrought with danger. Restaurant kitchens are hot and cramped spaces with hot oil, scorching heat and fire at every turn with sharp knives and whirring appliances // read more

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Vancouver Island Must-Reads

A great way to acquaint yourself with a culture is through its food and culinary customs. These three recently published books shine a light on Vancouver Island's food culture and the // read more

Finders Keepers/The Wild Foraging Heroes of Vancouver Island – Part Two

Finders Keepers - Part Two If you’ve ever picked blackberries at the side of the road, you’ve engaged in the act of foraging, an act that has sustained peoples and cultures since // read more

Finders Keepers/ The Wild Foraging Heroes of Vancouver Island

Finders Keepers - Part One If you've ever picked blackberries at the side of the road, you've engaged in the act of foraging, an act that has sustained peoples and cultures since time // read more

Speaking with a Broad: Chef Patricio Sandoval at Villas Carrizalillo

Mention the name Sandoval in the restaurant world and the first thing that comes to mind is Ricardo Sandoval. With 28 modern Mexican restaurants under his belt, spanning North America and // read more

The Laura Calder Interview

This book happened because I was inspired by a bunch of 80-year olds. You just meet them by accident and then suddenly a book comes out of life and what you're living. - Laura Calder on // read more

The Vikram Vij Interview

  Vikram Vij recently stopped by in Victoria to host some media at The London Chef and teach a fortunate few a cooking class later that evening. He was also here to begin the launch of 15 // read more