Jade Berg was hired as part of a pilot project for the Canada Luge team. Photo by Brooke Apshkrum

How do you feed a world cup-level sports team? Vancouver Island man knows

Campbell River chef feeds national luge team as part of pilot project

 

The original oven-roasted chicken at Good Ovening. (Chris Campbell/News Staff)

New Victoria restaurant bucks fried chicken ‘mania’ with oven roasting

Good Ovening takes over space in downtown Victoria

 

Il Mercato Social Kitchen chef Tristan Reia portrait photography by Lia Crowe

A seat at the table

Il Mercato Social Kitchen is a place to share family, friends, food and wine

  • Jan 27, 2023

 

Northern Cafe and Grill was named the best-rated restaurant in Yelp’s list of the top 100 places to eat in Canada in 2023. (Northern Cafe and Grill/Special to The News)

B.C. cafe declared best place to eat in Canada in 2023

23 B.C. restaurants made Yelp’s annual list of top-rated eateries in the country

Northern Cafe and Grill was named the best-rated restaurant in Yelp’s list of the top 100 places to eat in Canada in 2023. (Northern Cafe and Grill/Special to The News)
Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria returns to the B.C. capital Jan. 20 to Feb. 5, featuring more than 40 restaurants and 11 hotels.

Dine Around, Stay in Town Victoria brings delicious deals to the B.C. capital

Featuring over 40 restaurants, the program gives restaurants a chance to shine

Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria returns to the B.C. capital Jan. 20 to Feb. 5, featuring more than 40 restaurants and 11 hotels.
Wild Blue Restaurant and Bar.  Photo supplied

The culinary kingdom of Whistler

Glacier-level eats from steak and seafood to sushi and Thai

  • Jan 11, 2023
Wild Blue Restaurant and Bar.  Photo supplied
Yukatsu & Uburger on Blanshard is pink and has a bulgogi burger. (Chris Campbell photo)

This new all-pink Asian diner just might have Victoria’s best burger

A new Victoria resident offers the first item in his food blog

Yukatsu & Uburger on Blanshard is pink and has a bulgogi burger. (Chris Campbell photo)
Steaks on a grill in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Steaks on a grill in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 9, 2022 - Shortbread for seasonal cookie feature with Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo

Cookie chronicles

Winter’s sweet treats past and present

  • Dec 23, 2022
November 9, 2022 - Shortbread for seasonal cookie feature with Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo
A worker re-stocks shelves in the bakery and bread aisle at an Atlantic Superstore in Halifax, N.S., on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. How those wheat kernels end up in a loaf of bread — and why prices have risen this year — is an odyssey involving growers and grain handlers, rail cars and flour mills, and bakeries and supermarkets. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark

From seed to store: A look at the rising cost of bread

Benchmark price of wheat is set on exchanges all over the world

A worker re-stocks shelves in the bakery and bread aisle at an Atlantic Superstore in Halifax, N.S., on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. How those wheat kernels end up in a loaf of bread — and why prices have risen this year — is an odyssey involving growers and grain handlers, rail cars and flour mills, and bakeries and supermarkets. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark
Daniel Bae - portrait by Martin Knowles

The meat of the story

Daniel Bae’s journey from professional musician to master meat processor

  • Dec 21, 2022
Daniel Bae - portrait by Martin Knowles
Hector Laguna at Botanist - Lia Crowe photo

Rooted in culture, steeped in love

Botanist chef Hector Laguna treats local, seasonal food with respect

  • Dec 16, 2022
Hector Laguna at Botanist - Lia Crowe photo
Apples speed along as they’re sorted for size and quality at the BelleHarvest packing and storage facility, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Belding, Mich. This process happens repeatedly throughout the year as apples are taken out of special storage rooms that help them stay fresher. They are then sent to grocery stores. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Fight to curb food waste increasingly turns to science

ReFed: 500,000 pounds of food could be diverted from landfills annually with better packaging

Apples speed along as they’re sorted for size and quality at the BelleHarvest packing and storage facility, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Belding, Mich. This process happens repeatedly throughout the year as apples are taken out of special storage rooms that help them stay fresher. They are then sent to grocery stores. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
October 19, 2022 -  Dina Stuehler photographed at her Ironworks Cafe & Creperie in Ladysmith. Don Denton photo

Sweet, savoury & made from scratch

Crepe sensei and Ironworks owner Dina Stuehler has you covered

  • Dec 9, 2022
October 19, 2022 -  Dina Stuehler photographed at her Ironworks Cafe & Creperie in Ladysmith. Don Denton photo
Co-owners Mitch Hawes and Brenden Fatt created online grocery retailer BCause in order to make local products more accessible to consumers, and make the grocery industry more accessible to small and medium-sized B.C. producers. (Courtesy of Mitch Hawes)

Langford-based online grocer making shopping local easy

BCause launched with the goal of making local food more accessible, and easier for producers to sell

Co-owners Mitch Hawes and Brenden Fatt created online grocery retailer BCause in order to make local products more accessible to consumers, and make the grocery industry more accessible to small and medium-sized B.C. producers. (Courtesy of Mitch Hawes)
Bakery owner Florence Poirier, LEFT, smells the fresh baguette who comes out of the oven as Mylene Poirier stands next to her at a bakery, in Versailles, west of Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. The humble baguette — the crunchy ambassador for French baking around the world — is being added to the U.N.’s list of intangible cultural heritage as a cherished tradition to be preserved by humanity. UNESCO experts gathering Wednesday Nov. 30, 2022 in Morocco decided that the simple French flute deserved U.N. recognition. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Crunch time: The baguette gets UN world heritage status

Designation comes as France warns of a “continuous decline” in the number of traditional bakeries

Bakery owner Florence Poirier, LEFT, smells the fresh baguette who comes out of the oven as Mylene Poirier stands next to her at a bakery, in Versailles, west of Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. The humble baguette — the crunchy ambassador for French baking around the world — is being added to the U.N.’s list of intangible cultural heritage as a cherished tradition to be preserved by humanity. UNESCO experts gathering Wednesday Nov. 30, 2022 in Morocco decided that the simple French flute deserved U.N. recognition. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Chris Manocchio unleashes after taking first place and a $1500 cash prize at the Tofino Oyster Festival Shucker’s Showdown on Nov. 27 at the Shore Pier. (Marcie Callewaert photos)

Ah, shucks! Tofino crowns inaugural oyster shucking champion

Chris Manocchio shucks 18 oysters the fastest in front of an ecstatic crowd

Chris Manocchio unleashes after taking first place and a $1500 cash prize at the Tofino Oyster Festival Shucker’s Showdown on Nov. 27 at the Shore Pier. (Marcie Callewaert photos)
Sheena Barbour, The Graze Company - Lia Crowe photography

Good food, good wine and good company

The Graze Company connects with communities

  • Nov 25, 2022
Sheena Barbour, The Graze Company - Lia Crowe photography
Scientists say cooking food helped fuel our evolution, give us bigger brains — and later down the line, would become the centerpiece of the feasting rituals that brought communities together.

How cooking food and gathering for feasts made us human

‘The story of human evolution has appeared to be the story of what we eat’

Scientists say cooking food helped fuel our evolution, give us bigger brains — and later down the line, would become the centerpiece of the feasting rituals that brought communities together.
A digital-only coupon for Pampers brand baby wipes is displayed at a Kroger in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2022. A coalition of consumer groups is calling on grocers to stop offering digital-only deals, saying they discriminate against people without smartphones or regular internet access.(AP Photo/Dee-Ann Durbin)

Consumer groups want grocers to ditch digital-only deals

Equity concerns after study found that 25% of Americans 65 or older don’t use the internet

A digital-only coupon for Pampers brand baby wipes is displayed at a Kroger in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2022. A coalition of consumer groups is calling on grocers to stop offering digital-only deals, saying they discriminate against people without smartphones or regular internet access.(AP Photo/Dee-Ann Durbin)
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