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Gifts for Food and Drink Lovers – Global TV 2015

What do you get that person in your life who lives for the latest kitchen gadget, best bottle of wine or the ultimate cookbook? I spent some time in cook shops and snooped around many a kitchen to come up with the list for gifts for foodies this year. Here’s the details that I presented on Global TV for 2015. Give and you shall receive! There’s more suggestions on BC Living as I just couldn’t fit them all in.

Thanks to Elsa Corsi from Jeweliette Jewelry for the amaze bling that I wore and to Salon Haze and Revlon for my hair and Onyx and CND for the sparkly nails. 
divina deneuvo knife roll

For the super chef in your life – Divina Denuevo
Leather Knife Roll $700 – Etsy

author jennifer schell

The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine and Cheesemaker Cookbook by Jennifer Schell $29.95 – Books to Cooks and Edible Canada

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet with the latest Intel processor! $899 and up Best Buy


zwilling knife

Zwilling Santoku Knife $115 Cook Culture

zwilling tomato cocette

Staub Tomato Cocette Casserole Dish $180 Cook Culture

presidents choice cheese board

Cheese Plates from Presidents Choice $Varioushome on the range organics

Cheese and Pate from Home On The Range Organics at 235 East Broadway $Various

keurig 2.0

Keurig 2.0 K200 $89.99 Online, Best Buy


Santa Barbara Sample of 49th Parallel Coffee $49.99 Parallel 49 coffee shops and online

global pres choice


President’s Choice Coffee Mugs and Cream and Sugar Set and Sweets $Various at Superstore

global indigo

Kate Spade Plates, Woodland Animal Breakfast Plates, Holiday Napkins and Rings $30/$15/$5 – Indigo

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Haywire Winery The Bub Sparkling Wine $29.90+ Various – Legacy Liquor Store

fagor multi cooker

Fagor Electric Multi Cooker $300ish

49th Parallel Cafe and Lucky’s Doughnuts Open on Main

Local high-end coffee roaster, 49th Parallel has officially thrown open the doors on its second café and retail location, situated in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The 100-seat café offers a sunny patio, 16-seat cupping table, bar for single-cup preparations, and baked goods from the company’s new Lucky’s Doughnuts brand.

Joining 49th Parallel’s original location in Kitsilano, the Main Street café will showcase drinks made with the roaster’s own beans, including single-origin coffees and its Epic Espresso. “Flights” of coffee will be available to allow customers interested in specialty coffee the opportunity to compare beans sourced from different growing regions and producers. The increased space of this location will also allow 49th Parallel to offer educational seminars and courses, helping to share the company’s passion for coffee.

The introduction Lucky’s Doughnuts brings together a classic combination of excellent coffee and handmade doughnuts. “When we’re travelling, we always seem to find ourselves in doughnut shops that also serve great coffee,” said Colter Jones, who looks after the company’s retail operations. “We’re hoping to bring that same marriage between coffee and doughnuts to Vancouver.” The development of the concept saw Jones head to the US for doughnut-focused pastry courses, before joining forces with local pastry chef Dawne Gourley to create Lucky’s Doughnuts’ very own recipes.

A selection of the brand’s 13 different doughnuts are made fresh throughout the day using the highest quality natural ingredients. The starting line-up includes a bacon-apple fritter, a coconut bismarck, a salted caramel old-fashioned, orange-pistachio with honey, and a peanut butter and jam square. Like 49th Parallel’s Kitsilano location, the Mount Pleasant café will also serve house-baked croissants from Thomas Haas.

Including the sunny 30-seat patio, the 2,800 square foot café seats approximately 100 people in the industrial-style space. Designed by Doris Hager, the café features garage-style doors, concrete stone counters, exposed beams and custom-cast fixtures. “Mount Pleasant has a proud industrial tradition, and the look and feel of the café is a tribute to the neighbourhood’s roots,” said 49th Parallel’s Vince Piccolo.

The new 49th Parallel Café is located at 2902 Main Street (@ East 13th Avenue). Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 10 pm; and Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm.


49th Parallel Coffee Roasters endeavours to source the world’s finest coffee beans and roast them to satisfy discerning palates. With a true passion and dedication for specialty coffee, we are committed to offering only the freshest, highest quality coffee to our customers. Every batch of green coffee is carefully roasted to bring out its preeminent qualities. Our buyers travel around the world to meet directly with the farmers at their coffee farms in order to develop relationships that create a better future for everyone involved. Every coffee is precisely cupped and carefully evaluated. No exceptions. No short-cuts.

With two locations, the 49th Parallel Cafés in the heart of Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant showcase our own range of coffees, prepared expertly. Even the best coffee can be ruined if it’s not fixed correctly, and we strive to make every cup meticulously, whether you’re enjoying one of our single origin drip coffees or a drink based on our Epic Espresso. Consistently, hands-down, the best cup of coffee you’ll find. www.49thparallelroasters.com


Authentic, hand-crafted and genuinely delicious, Lucky’s Doughnuts are made fresh throughout the day using the highest quality natural ingredients. With all components made from scratch including jams, glazes and fillings, the company also strives to source locally and seasonally. www.luckysdoughnuts.com


49th Parallel Coffee and imagine1day Join Forces

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters® Partner With Chip and Shannon Wilson
Vince Piccolo, coffee guru behind 49th Parallel Coffee Roasting Company in partnership with Shannon and Chip Wilson, founders of lululemon and imagine1day joined forces in a campaign to raise money for Ethiopian school children. Beginning today, 49th Parallel Cafe in Kitsilano released one of the world’s most rare and expensive Ethiopian coffees.

Grown in volcanic soil at an altitude of 1800 meters, the coffee known as Ethiopia Sidamo Nekisse Micro Selection is an exceptionally scarce, high quality micro-lot coffee. The flavour and taste of the handpicked Nekisse bean has a truly unique flavour profile not found in other coffee producing countries. “It has a deep, berry and chocolate-like flavour, that makes the Sidamo bean so distinct,” says Piccolo. Heavily sought after, the availability of this coffee is extremely limited. 49th Parallel Roasters will be the only Canadian company to roast these beans.

With 100% of net proceeds donated to imagine1day, the goal is to raise $13,500, the amount it costs to build a classroom. A 12-ounce bag costs $30 and sells at the 49th Parallel Cafe (2152 West 4th Avenue) and online. “It is a partnership that just makes sense”, said Chip Wilson. “Two organizations that understand the power of community locally and globally”, he continued. For over 5 years 49th Parallel has paid farmers well above fair-trade guidelines. However, with the new initiative, the company will be able to take it one step further, “after all these years, we finally get to return the favour, we go back to these communities and build a school for their children”, said Piccolo.

Producing some of the best coffee in North America, 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters meticulously balances scientist with the artisan to ensure roasting perfection and consistent flavour-profiling in each and every batch of coffee. Today, the company distributes to hundreds of cafes, across Canada, and the United States. www.49thparallelroasters.com

imagine1day is a non-profit organization with the goal to ensure every child in Ethiopia receives a quality, primary education by 2020. 100% of donations will contribute to their programs, i.e. no administrative fees. www.imagine1day.org