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Cocktail for a Rainy Day

Just what you need on a dreary Vancouver day to warm you up and get you giggling.

Cocktail for a Rainy Day

Augustus Caesar’s Sticky Toffee Pudding

This is a British dessert invented in 1907… but I’ve Italy-ified it with corriander and pistachio accents. A little Italy in Britain can’t be bad.

Augustus Caesar's Sticky Toffee Pudding

California Wine Roadtrip – Essentials…

Anyone going to California for some wine tasting soon? No? You’d be utterly insane not to. Here are some tips on where to go and how to bring it back to BC.

California Wine Roadtrip - Essentials...

Down the Rabbit Hole – a pop up restaurant

Nov 24th to Dec 18th 2011 Follow us down the rabbit hole to amazing food, wild performance in a mysterious underground space. Swallow Tail is joining up with the In the House Festival to conjure a restaurant & show out of nothing. It will live for one month only. Book the whole show just for […]

Chefs List – Top 5 Favourite Restaurants in Vancouver

Wonder which restaurants in Vancouver are closest to our local chefs hearts? I’ve polled a few friends in the field that I know, love, respect and fear slightly. Chefs are by nature pick-aparts, everything is critiqued. Join any chef at a restaurant table and they won’t be able to help themselves. It’s like itching a […]

Dirty food secret #1 – Do you like Kraft Dinner?

I know you’ve eaten it before! Come to confession all ye sinners. KD was invented in 1937 as a war ration staple to feed hungry soldiers cheaply at only 19 Cents! Fast forward to the 1980’s, my mom used to serve this bright orange madness as a treat, cause kids love the shit. As you […]

Salmon and Summer with In the House

The summer salmon run is almost over, so swallow tail will be cooking the last of the tasty little buggers on Sunday, Aug 21st at the latest In The House performance. If you don’t know about In The House, they take over private homes in Vancouver and put on these incredible performances collecting artists from […]

The Merits of Apples, Hops & Cheese in Quebec

Just got back from a trip to Quebec where I entreated the locals to suffer my butchered French. They were very kind and only gagged me once. Highlight of the trip: A culinary focused jaunt from Montreal to Quebec City with my lovely Francophone buddies, Marco & Eliane. We tasted at every cider house and […]