Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wow 2005 is almost over. It's been 5 and a half years of VanEats. Coming in 2006, a change to a new platform and more podcasting and videoblogging!


Deep fried fish skin is yummy like chicharon

Growing up I was a big fan of the tasty but not healthy chicharon (deep fried pork rind aka Filipino style crackling) which the Filipinos must have got from Spain somehow. Since meeting Barb, I've learned the delights of deep fried fish skin which I first sampled at Chinese fondue at Grand Honour Hot Pot. Mmmmm. Winter food that's crispy and good and best enjoyed once a year to preserve your health and make it something special!


It's winter, thank goodness for SPUD!

Beet Avocado Orange Salad

Summer may be over, but with SPUD we still get excellent stuff. Last month, Barb threw together the above tasty salad from one of our SPUD deliveries. Not as great as the stuff we get from the East Van Farmers market, but pretty darn close!


Last of Milan's tomatoes

Last of Tomatoes from Milan

Summer is truly over for me when all of our preserved yummy things like Barb's ragu from Milan's tomatoes are all gone!


Divina Cucina has a blog!

I just remembered that Judy Witts, the Diva behind Divina Cucina, blogs at Divina Cucina's "Over a Tuscan Stove".

It's lovely to catch up with what the Diva's up to and the site has some great recipes and gorgeous food p*rn. Check out these steaks!

Makes me yearn to be back in Italy and would love to spend time with the Diva again....


The Future of Food Opens Thurs. Dec. 1st

[ROLAND'S NOTES: looks like an interesting movie to check out. Anybody seen it yet?]


One of 2005s must-see documentaries. - San Francisco Chronicle

Opens December 1st Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 2110 Burrard Street

Opening night - a special fundraiser for The Coalition for a GE Free BC

7 out of 10 processed foods on Canadian grocery store shelves contain GE [Genetically Engineered] ingredients, from corn, to soy to canola.


Sneak peek of Barb's new food venture TODAY at The Crave party at the Roundhouse

Say hi to Barb and our friends at Milk Factory if you go to the Crave Party today at the Roundhouse from 5-9p.m. And check out Barb's yummy stuff!

From Barb and Roland's Journal :: Crave Holiday Shopping Party.:



Heather and Andrew's Boboti

Progressive Dinner 04Nov05 - 2

Check out Heather and Andrew's Boboti from our progressive dinner last Friday!


Filipino restaurant with servers and table service in Vancouver please!

I love Filipino food (and I should since I grew up with it!) but continue to be baffled (as I have complained before) by the lack of a Vancouver Filipino restaurant with servers and table service. I love cafeteria style restaurants but if I am going to go out for lunch or dinner I much prefer to pay extra for a server to take my order and serve it to me. Much more relaxing in my opinion. Could somebody point me to a good Filipino restaurant in the city of Vancouver that has servers and table service?



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