Chef Dez offers tips for selecting and baking with cherries.

ON COOKING: Cherries the chef’s utmost favourite fresh fruit

When buying cherries, make sure they’re fully ripe as they don’t ripen after harvest

  • Jul 5, 2021

 

Terry Raven in her Pots and Paraphernalia shop in Duncan. Don Denton photograph

Terry Raven’s eye for detail

Pots & Paraphernalia brings artistic flair to the world of retail

  • Jul 2, 2021

 

A consumer complaint has prompted the recall of Little Saigon brand spring rolls because they contain wheat which is not declared on the label. (Pixabay)

Spring rolls sold in B.C. recalled due to undeclared ingredient

So far, there has been one reported reaction associated with the product

 

If you’ve been looking to invest in a customer-centric and proven brand, now is the time to consider an M&M Food Market franchise in Maple Ridge.

The Future is FROZEN! M&M Food Market Franchise Opportunities

M&M Food Market is an iconic and trusted Canadian brand well-known for…

  • Jun 28, 2021
If you’ve been looking to invest in a customer-centric and proven brand, now is the time to consider an M&M Food Market franchise in Maple Ridge.
Owner/Chef Kate Cram at the doorway to her Wild Poppy Market in Ladysmith. Don Denton photograph

Healthy and Delicious with Chef Kate Cram

Ladysmith’s Wild Poppy Market offers food choices

  • Jun 25, 2021
Owner/Chef Kate Cram at the doorway to her Wild Poppy Market in Ladysmith. Don Denton photograph
Food trucks will be able to operate in two popular Pitt Meadows parks this summer. (The News files)
Food trucks will be able to operate in two popular Pitt Meadows parks this summer. (The News files)
Surrey resident Becky Van Drunen has published “Playlist Kitchen,” a pandemic-project cookbook featuring music-inspired recipes. (submitted photo)

Pop songs inspire ‘Playlist Kitchen’ cookbook that ‘saved’ entrepreneur during pandemic

‘I’m a creative person and I get bored, but it was out of necessity too,’ says Surrey’s Becky Van Drunen

Surrey resident Becky Van Drunen has published “Playlist Kitchen,” a pandemic-project cookbook featuring music-inspired recipes. (submitted photo)
Chef "Pino” Posteraro opened Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca in Yaletown in 1999, and it’s been on all the “best” lists ever since. Lia Crowe photograph

The Master and the art of Italian cuisine

Chef Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro’s Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca

  • Jun 23, 2021
Chef "Pino” Posteraro opened Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca in Yaletown in 1999, and it’s been on all the “best” lists ever since. Lia Crowe photograph
Five Denny’s restaurants in B.C. will now carry Natera plant-based foods. Pictured here are the Seasoned Chick-Un Tenders. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows plant-based food company lands products in Denny’s

Five B.C. locations will carry Natera brand meat-alternatives

Five Denny’s restaurants in B.C. will now carry Natera plant-based foods. Pictured here are the Seasoned Chick-Un Tenders. (Special to The News)
Rain Dogs Wine Bar. Photography by Lia Crowe

Rain Dogs & Blind Dates

Victoria wine bar promises unique experience

  • Jun 18, 2021
Rain Dogs Wine Bar. Photography by Lia Crowe
A case filled with packages of boneless chicken breasts is shown in a grocery store Sunday, May 10, 2020, in southeast Denver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski

One million chickens euthanized during labour dispute at Quebec slaughterhouse

Premier says waste amounts to 13 per cent of the province’s chicken production thrown in the garbage

A case filled with packages of boneless chicken breasts is shown in a grocery store Sunday, May 10, 2020, in southeast Denver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski
Recipes for cooking with eggs. Lia Crowe photographs

The (not so) Humble Egg

Recipes for cooking with eggs

  • May 31, 2021
Recipes for cooking with eggs. Lia Crowe photographs
If you’ve been looking to invest in a customer-centric and proven brand, now is the time to consider an M&M Food Market franchise in Maple Ridge.

The Future is FROZEN! M&M Food Market Franchise Opportunities

M&M Food Market is an iconic and trusted Canadian brand well-known for…

  • May 11, 2021
If you’ve been looking to invest in a customer-centric and proven brand, now is the time to consider an M&M Food Market franchise in Maple Ridge.
Pastry chef Thierry Busset. Lia Crowe photography

How sweet it is for pastry chef

Thierry Busset brings the flavours of France to Vancouver

  • May 3, 2021
Pastry chef Thierry Busset. Lia Crowe photography
Bailey Williamson, winemaker, with wine barrels at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Don Denton photo

A Passion for Pinot

Sea to sky on the BC pinot noir trail

  • Apr 28, 2021
Bailey Williamson, winemaker, with wine barrels at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Don Denton photo
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com

ON COOKING: Mrs. Chef Dez creates ham and cheese scones, perfect for Mother’s Day

Be sure not to overmix the scones or they will be tough

  • Apr 27, 2021
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com
Mealshare’s annual food fundraiser festival, Poutine With Purpose, continues through May 1 in three Western Canadian cities: Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary, as well as Hamilton, Ont. In Victoria, the Very Good Butcher offers a Plant-Based Poutine – housemade cashew-based cheeze curds with an exceptional homemade gravy topped with cheeze shreds and green onions.

Dig in, guilt-free: This Poutine has Purpose!

Mealshare’s annual food fundraiser continues to May 1 in Victoria, Greater Vancouver and Calgary.

Mealshare’s annual food fundraiser festival, Poutine With Purpose, continues through May 1 in three Western Canadian cities: Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary, as well as Hamilton, Ont. In Victoria, the Very Good Butcher offers a Plant-Based Poutine – housemade cashew-based cheeze curds with an exceptional homemade gravy topped with cheeze shreds and green onions.
Bubble Tea. (Tom McCorkle/Washington Post)

No bubble tea this spring? Canada faces boba shortage amid shipping delays

Concern has arisen among bubble tea cafes and shops as demand for the drink grows with warmer weather

Bubble Tea. (Tom McCorkle/Washington Post)
Chef Trevor Randle will be presenting a variety of educational cooking demonstrations, where he will guide participants through a series of B.C. grown, quick and budget-friendly recipes. (Special to The News)
Chef Trevor Randle will be presenting a variety of educational cooking demonstrations, where he will guide participants through a series of B.C. grown, quick and budget-friendly recipes. (Special to The News)
The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival will return to Maple Ridge this weekend (April 10-11). It will operate out of a gravel lot next to Planet Ice from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to The News)

Drive and dine in Maple Ridge

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival coming to town this weekend

The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival will return to Maple Ridge this weekend (April 10-11). It will operate out of a gravel lot next to Planet Ice from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to The News)