Author Archives: Don Genova

Food Matters – Notes from California

When I go on vacation I never really forget about the food systems I like to study as part of my work. So it’s not surprising that last week while on a short vacation to California I came across some … Continue reading

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Free Food Artisans Recipe Demo – April 16th

Please join me on Wednesday, April 16th at 1pm at the Victoria Public Market as I talk about my new book, Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and demonstrate a couple of dishes featuring recipes from the … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Foraging Cookbook and Artisan Alley

Spring has definitely sprung on Vancouver island, and the sunny weather we had earlier this week has really contributed to a growth spurt in the pantry available to us in the great outdoors. On this week’s edition of Food Matters, … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Buttering You Up

  A study published a couple of weeks ago has renewed the debate on what kind of fat humans should eat to stay healthy. The study suggested that consumption of saturated fats, like those found in butter and red meat, … Continue reading

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Book Launch – Food Artisans of Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands

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Food Matters – Sugarboy Bakery

Creating a new food product takes creativity and skill. But it’s also a matter of timing, and market research, and labeling. This week on Food Matters, I told the story of a pastry chef who is finding that elusive sweet … Continue reading

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Food Matters – FoodWorx Portland 2014

While new technologies and techniques of manipulating food ingredients abound, the latest thinking in the world of food involves going back to the past to get us into the future. This was the theme I picked up on after my … Continue reading

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Food Matters – March is Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month in Canada. That means a lot of messaging being sent out encouraging Canadians to eat healthy, and even a contest designed to help families come up with award-winning nutritious recipes. But does the messaging work? Are … Continue reading

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Food Matters – This Little Piggy Didn’t Go To Market

This little piggy didn’t get to market. (I’m not talking about the one in the photo) Over the past few weeks, pork producers in Ontario have been dealing with four confirmed outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhoea. It’s a virus that … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Cooking with Coconut Oil

Trends in cooking come and go. Whether a style of cooking or a particular ingredient has staying power often depends on its perceived health benefits and almost certainly on its flavour. Today on Food Matters, I looked into coconut oil … Continue reading

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