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Sooke Harbour House: Hyper Local Food on Vancouver Island

In the mid ’90s, when my interest in restaurants was just coming into focus, my fingers would routinely flip through Zagat’s New York City guide, the New York Times dining section and an increasingly...
Chef Vancouver Island

Interview: Chef Robin Jackson (Sooke Harbour House)

For the past three decades, Chico, California, has become best known for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. thanks to the efforts of Ken Grossman and his team, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon,...
Distiller Vancouver Island

Interview: Master Distiller Peter Hunt (Victoria Spirits)

Sometimes, wine just isn’t enough. That was the case with Peter Hunt, a man with a Master’s in Molecular Biology who previously mapped genomes at the B.C. Cancer Agency before fermenting grapes for Barking...
Mead Vancouver Island

Interview: mead maker + beekeeper Bob Liptrot (Tugwell Creek Meadery)

Seasoned beekeeper Bob Liptrot drew on ancient traditions to start fermenting mead professionally in 2003, partnering with Dana LeComte on Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery. Their farm is named for the area’s founding...
Gardener Vancouver Island

Interview: Sooke Harbour House Head Gardener Byron Cook Discusses Collaborating with Chefs, Cooking, Seaweed and Surprises

To look at the spectacular grounds that surround Vancouver Island’s iconic Sooke Harbour House, it probably appears like the man who tends the waterfront property has been doing it forever. However, it took head...
Calzone Los Angeles

Week in Pictures: Mixed Green Flatbreads, Charity, Calzones, Hemp Vodka + More

Every week involves a seemingly continuous stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Discover highlights from September...