This morning I broadcast my last edition of Pacific Palate on The Early Edition, after 10 years of memorable meals.
On Saturday I climb on board a plane in Vancouver and late on Sunday afternoon I’ll arrive in Parma, Italy. From there it’s a short hop to Colorno, where I will be living for the next year while I take a Masters of Food Culture program at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, otherwise known as Slow Food U!
If you want to try the lasagna recipe I talked about on the Early Edition, which was very ably executed by my wife Ramona this weekend, you’ll find it here.
And thanks to everyone who entered the contest, there are some truly great stories, and I encourage you to read them by going to the bottom of this posting.
The winner of the dinners for two at Nu, Rare and Senova is Dee Taylor of Maple Ridge.
Daphne Spencer of West Vancouver won 11 different culinary books from Raincoast Books, Douglas & McIntyre and Whitecap Books.
And Nancy Carpenter of Vancouver won the Breville Panini Press pictured above, courtesy of Breville and Ming Wo Cookware in Chinatown.
Thanks to all of my listeners over the years of Pacific Palate and to all the people I have interviewed who helped make the show what it was, the best-tasting show on the radio!