Author Archives: Don Genova

Food Matters – Summer Reading 2014

It looks like the next week, and hopefully weeks, are going to be hot and sunny across British Columbia. It’s time for the beach, your deck, or maybe just some air conditioned comfort. Because when it gets too hot to … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Biscotti di Notte

Most food-based businesses these days start out with a business plan.  Planning for profit is important, of course, but what about a business plan that includes saving those profits for a trip to your homeland of Italy? That’s part of … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Alcohol Sales at Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ markets are now in full swing across BC, with more and more crops coming into their harvest seasons, nugget potatoes, snap peas, early garlic, and…wine? Yes, very soon you will start seeing local wine, beer, mead and spirit producers … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Foodie Film Fest

Three words for the weekend. Food, film and fun. The second annual Foodie Film Festival kicks off in Victoria tomorrow and the organizers are sure they have chosen a delicious line-up. I have to admit I totally missed it, somehow it … Continue reading

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Foodie Film Fest – Sneak Preview

Extra, extra, listen to this! Some great foodie films are on offer at the Victoria Foodie Film Festival this weekend. I’ll be talking about it in detail on Thursday on my Food Matters column on CBC’s All Points West, but … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Dairy Cow Abuse

The widespread circulation of an undercover video showing dairy cows being abused at a large farm in Chilliwack is having a ripple effect on the dairy industry. This week on Food Matters, I try help you navigate the maze of … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Lantzville Market and Sausages

Good weather means barbecue. Barbecue quite often means sausages. Great for serving a crowd, but of course you want a good quality sausage on the grill or dinner could quite easily go up in flames. I’ve returned from my early … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Lentils

Fact: Sixty-seven percent of the world crop of lentils is grown in Saskatchewan. Fact: You can buy red lentils that are grown right here on Vancouver Island. Fact: The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers want to make sure you start eating a … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Gunnar’s Pastries

It’s often said food is art you can eat. The only problem with that is then it’s gone. A chef or baker could spend hours creating one small piece of edible art, only to have it devoured in minutes. Today … Continue reading

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Food Matters – Fermented Foods

Yogurt. Beer. Wine. Bread. Soy Sauce. They are all quite familiar food products that many of us eat every day. They all happen to be fermented food products. Sauerkraut and kimchi are not quite so familiar to us, and yet … Continue reading

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