Introducing Vincenzo D’Antonio

We welcome Vincenzo D’Antonio to The Good Life as a contributing author.  D’Antonio will be contributing articles on his home country and educate you on Italian culinary traditions.  We met in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace where he accompanied the great Naples Pizza Master Enzo Coccia in a pizza demonstration and wine pairing.  He is pictured here in mid-thought…

Tom Douglas Dahlia Bakery at Books to Cooks

Books to Cooks is the one stop Vancouver shop for all books related to cooking, wine, beer and spirits,  and a frequent stopover for chefs promoting their latest projects.  A fixture in the Seattle restaurant, Tom Douglas, recently came by to promote his latest cookbook, Dahlia Bakery Cookbook, based on one of his many spots, Dahlia Bakery….

Eggnog – National Eggnog Month – Vancouver takes it seriously

Wow Vancouver!  You’ve gone all out with your eggnog.  No longer is this just a creamy overly-sweet item in the dairy section of the market.  It’s popping up in everything from bread to ice cream. Creme de la Crumb – Eggnog Pecan Scones Bel Cafe – Eggnog Latte Cupcakes – Eggnog Cupcake Shaughnessy Restaurant at Van…

Quang Dang’s Recipe for Wild BC Herring Barigoule

INGREDIENTS Serves 6 6 pieces Wild Pacific Herring, filleted and trimmed 1 Tbsp salt 1 Tbsp sugar 3 lemons, zested and juice separated 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 white onion, finely minced 2 cups smoked bacon, finely diced to match onions and carrots 2 cups extra virgin olive oil 2 fresh bay leaves 6…

Pumpkin – The Seasonal Bacon

Pumpkin – The New Bacon – News headlines rang out this week declaring pumpkin the “it” ingredient du jour.  Well then.  This may just be the case as pumpkin is seasonal and has always been an essential part of fall menus.  And these days it seems pumpkins gone on a marketing blitz and it’s not…

Chef Dale MacKay’s Toasted Cheese

At Vancouver’s PNE this year, fair-goers will have the chance to sample Armstrong cheese with Chef Dale MacKay.  Here’s his recipe for a stellar cheese sandwich. Ingredients: Olive-Tomato Spread ½ roasted garlic clove 3½ oz (100 g) black olives, pitted 6 medium semi-dry tomatoes 5 tbsp (75 mL) olive oil 10 leaves fresh flat leaf parsley ¼…

Kraft Peanut Butter Truck Hits Town

The Kraft Peanut Butter Truck #KraftPBTruck  is travelling across Canada this summer and will be in Vancouver on July 1, 2012 at Canada Place.  Check out where the truck is stopping next at www.spreadthefeeling.ca or on the Kraft Peanut Butter Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kraftpeanutbutter Kraft sent some samples of PB S’More, PB Belgian Waffle, PB…

A Year in Lucy’s (Waverman) Kitchen – Spiced Cauliflower Soup

As I waited in line a Chapters to purchase some Christmas gift certificates, the bastards had strategically placed inticing books within an easy reach.  I already have over 300 cookbooks (I’ll count and photograph soon), but there’s always something I find that I absolutely need.  It’s an obsession.  I had to discuss at length during…