Category Archives: Food For Thought

Food For Thought – The Last Food For Thought

This is it.  After ten years on CBC Radio, my Food For Thought column has been canceled.  It’s one of those ‘CBC’ things…where lots of shows across the country have used the program over the past ten years, and enjoy … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Clam Digging, Ebb and Flow

This week on Food For Thought, clam digging on Salt Spring Island with the author of a book about tides, Tom Koppel.  You can see more photos  on my Facebook photo album.  To listen to Tom mucking about with the … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Fruit Trees

This week, a visit to a fruit tree nursery called Fruit Trees and More, near Sidney, BC, where Bob and Verna Duncan grow more than 200 varieties of apples, along with almost any other kind of temperate fruit tree you … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Chef Expands Casual Empire

This week on Food For Thought, a brief profile of Wayne Martin, former executive chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.  He left that lofty position to open Crave, a casual restaurant on Vancouver’s East Side.  It was a … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Buying Local Food

This week on Food For Thought a visit to a Culinary Tourism Conference yielded some interesting info on companies and individuals trying to make it easier for consumers, chefs and other food service operators to get access to local produce … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Healthy Books?

This week on Food For Thought, a gentle criticism of the many books out there that purport to get you thin, healthy or save your life.  I concentrate on two that I think offer fairly no-nonsense straight-ahead advice. They include … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Rob Feeenie Joins Cactus Club

This week on Food For Thought, the story of Vancouver chef Rob Feenie’s career and how this one-time Iron Chef champion is now the ‘food concept architect’ for Cactus Club Cafes. Read the press release at the company website while … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Big Leaf Maple Syrup

This week on Food For Thought, a taste of Big Leaf Maple Syrup,  produced mainly on Vancouver Island.  Here is an mp3 audio file for your listening pleasure.  Here is an article explaining some of the research being done in … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Food Culture

This week on Food For Thought, a look at Canadian food culture through the eyes of three top Vancouver chefs, Rob Feenie, Greg Hook and Dennis Green.  Listen to the audio file here.  Funny, both Rob Feenie and Greg Hook … Continue reading

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Food For Thought – Sake Making

Sorry for the late posting on last week’s column, but here is the information at last.  Pictured at left is Masa Shiroki, who with the help of Cassandra Anderton, is serving guests a taste of freshly pressed sake, fermented rice … Continue reading

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