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What’s Good June 22 +

What to do in Vancouver this week

The sun may not be shining bright, but there’s a lot to do both inside and out. It’s another busy week in Vancouver!

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Wine Wednesday at Provence Marinaside

Wine Wednesdays have become ‘a thing’ – a wonderful way to get over the mid-week hump and slide into the weekend. Yaletown’s Provence Marinaside has always been a favourite gathering spot on Wine Wednesdays with its gorgeous patio overlooking the False Creek Marina, its impressive wine list (145 wines-by-the-glass, 48 on tap) plus Tappy Hour with wine and food specials from 3-5 p.m.

Just when you thought Wine Wednesdays couldn’t get any better than this, Provence Chef/Owner Jean-Francis Quaglia has brought a new dimension to guest enjoyment by adding music to the experience. From 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, enjoy the contemporary Jazz/Latin Jazz/Blues sounds of the Hip Pocket Quartet. Hip Pocket is composed of Adam Rohrlick (electric guitar/ tenor saxophone), Kristian Alexandrov (keyboards), Brent Gubbels (acoustic bass) and Joel Fountain (drums/ vocals).

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MANGIA VANCOUVER! Pasta Boy Peter makes Homemade Pasta June 25

Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks join Mangia Vancouver! You may not have an Italian Mamma, but now you can learn to make Pasta like one! Peter Ciuffa, Cook at Savio Volpe, Artisan Pasta Maker at Pasta Famiglia, & sometime Actor, brings his stories & Mamma’s pasta recipe to you. Cost: $25, limited to 14 guests. http://www.bookstocooks.com/events/

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Joy of Feeding – June 25

Saturday, June 25, 2016 5 – 8 pm | Rain or shine!

15 COOKS. 15 COUNTRIES. ONE DELICIOUS DAY.
This unique inter-generational, international food festival and annual fundraiser for UBC Farm celebrates home-cooked dishes from around the world. Vij’s, Terra Breads, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and UBC Food Services bring together fifteen home cooks of different cultural backgrounds—from Egypt to Switzerland to Turkey and beyond—to offer a taste of their favourite recipes. Showcasing culinary traditions from around the world, Joy of Feeding was created by Chef Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants to celebrate whole foods, culture and cooking.

COST: $55 for guests 13 and over Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Meet the cooks, and learn more about the event. UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC (See Map) kirsten.armour@ubc.ca or 604.827.5831.

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Fanny Bay Oysters Opening – June 23

Opening June 23, 2016 at 762 Cambie Street in Downtown Vancouver’s Stadium District, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar will bring a bounty of fresh, tide-to-table fare to the heart of the city, offering seating for 50 (including 16 at its oyster bar) and a full bar, as well as a shellfish market where patrons can purchase top-quality, take-home catches such as live, shucked, fresh and frozen oysters and clams, scallops, shrimp and prawns. Part of the Taylor Shellfish Family of Farms, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar will offer lunch, dinner and weekend brunch as well as daily happy hour specials.
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2nd ANNUAL GIN FESTIVAL June 15th – June 29th2016

Ginapalooza, a uniquely Canadian, multi-city gin festival, celebrates for the second time in Vancouver on June 15th thru to June 29th 2016. Having launched first in Toronto, then in Montreal and Calgary, Ginapalooza now moves westward to celebrate in Vancouver throughout this spring/summer season.

For two weeks, locals and tourists alike have the opportunity to navigate the streets of Vancouver to satisfy their palate with more than 40 signature GinapaloozaVAN cocktails.

We’ve taken 14 of Vancouver’s top cocktail venues and paired them with 14 of the most incredible local, national and internationally renowned gin brands to create some of the greatest gin cocktails consumers will ever taste.

There will be ongoing prize giveaways; Ginaplooza’s signature Gin Sip & Socialize pop-up tastings; a nationally held contest to win the Grand Prize Trip for Two to Tour Beefeater’s Distillery in London UK; and, the opportunity to bid on artwork to raise #YMMFire Funds in support of Albertans affected by the wildfires.

Simply pick up a complimentary G-PASS at any of the participating venues starting on Wendesday, June 15th 2016 and follow the signature G-PATH for an experience that’s truly ginspirational!  

What is GINAPALOOZA?

Uniquely Canadian, Ginapalooza is the first of its kind in the world!

A nationwide, multi-market festival that celebrates the spirit of gin paired with supporting local artisans, emerging businesses and entrepreneurs!

Ginapalooza was born out of a desire to support Canada’s exceptional gin distillers along with internationally renowned gin brands; support emerging artists; and, kick-off the spring and summer seasons with a celebration that brings the nation together – one cocktail and a cheers at a time.

The focus is simple: entertain, educate and connect communities across Canada through the art of the craft and the spirit.

We’ve taken 14 of Vancouver’s most sought-after gin brands, paired them with 14 of Vancouver’s most popular venues, and shaken up more than 40 signature, never-before-tasted, gin cocktails crafted by a select handful of Vancouver’s most-talented bartenders!

Just follow our HOW-TO-PALOOZA instructions to enjoy an experience that’s truly ginspirational!

WHERE TO GINAPALOOZA:

14 of Vancouver’s Most Popular Cocktail Venues:

  • Ancora
  • Annalena
  • Beach Bay Café
  • The Belmont
  • Boulevard
  • The Cascade Room
  • Clough Club
  • Hello Goodbye
  • Juniper
  • The Keefer Bar
  • Prohibition
  • Royal Dinette
  • UVA
  • YEW

 

EVENT INFORMATION:

There will be ongoing Prize giveaways, including the Grand Prize Trip for Two to London – the birthplace of Gin – for a private tour of Beefeater London Dry Gin‘s Distillery!

 

Joy of Feeding 2015

4th annual Joy of Feeding event at UBC Farm Top chefs, home cooks and community come together for annual Joy of Feeding event

Sixteen home cooks of different cultural backgrounds – from Peru to Iran to Rwanda – will offer a taste of their favourite recipes at the fourth annual Joy of Feeding event on September 19, 2015. This celebration of whole foods, culture and cooking will take place from 5pm-8pm at the UBC Farm.

“Joy of Feeding is an international food celebration of the importance of carrying on the cooking traditions of all cultures,” says Meeru Dhalwala, Cookbook Author & Chef/Co-owner, Vij’s and Rangoli Restaurants and Chair, Joy of Feeding. Cooking is the gateway to caring about where our food comes from, taking care of our families, and taking care of our health.”

Joy of Feeding is an opportunity to enjoy delicious food and to have fun at UBC Farm while discovering where our food comes from. The outdoor, family-friendly event features children’s activities, multi-cultural beats and dishes from countries such as Peru, Iran, Greece, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Rwanda and more. Tickets are $50 and include a recipe book with each cook’s story and family recipe. Children 12 and under are free with their parent or guardian’s ticket purchase. Event proceeds support the learning, research, and community programs at UBC Farm.

Tickets and more information are available at joyoffeeding.com. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC
Directions: Visit joyoffeeding.com

About the UBC Farm: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS), located at UBC Farm, is a unique research centre that aims to understand and fundamentally transform local and global food systems towards a more sustainable, food secure future. The centre is a living laboratory, committed to finding solutions to both the local and global challenges facing food systems sustainability and translating solutions to improve personal, community, and environmental health.

Joy of Feeding 2013

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3rd Annual Joy of Feeding

Date: June 30th, 2013
Time: 1-4pm
Location: UBC Farm
Cost:  Tickets are $50 and include a recipe book with each cook’s story and family recipe. Children 13 and under are free with their parent or guardian’s ticket purchase.

Join us at the UBC Farm to celebrate and enjoy comfort foods cooked from the heart. Sixteen home cooks of different ethnic Guests at the 2012 Joy of Feeding enjoy some traditional Swedish cuisine. backgrounds offer you tastes of their family recipes at this 3rd annual international food fair and UBC Farm fundraiser. This all-ages event features children’s activities, multi-cultural beats and delicious dishes – all against the backdrop of the beautiful UBC Farm landscape. What could be better on a long weekend?

Joy of Feeding is a celebration of whole foods, culture and cooking. For a chance to win tickets and learn more about the event, check out this feature story in The Tyee. Tickets are on sale now at joyoffeeding.com and at Lower Mainland Choices Markets.

Stay connected by “liking” Joy of Feeding on Facebook, RSVPing to the Facebook event, and following @ubcfarm or searching #joyoffeeding on Twitter.

Tickets are on sale now!

Get to know the diverse group of cooks who will be sharing their culinary talents!

Read up on the organizing committee whose passion for delicious, home cooked meals, and a desire to build community have made this event a success for the third consecutive year!

Visit our photo gallery for images from previous Joy of Feeding events!

Second Annual Joy of Feeding – Sunday, June 10th at the UBC Farm

“Cooking is the doorway to caring about where our food comes from, taking care of our families, and taking care of our health. It connects our hands to our senses and to everyone’s hearts.” Meeru Dhalwala

Celebrate and enjoy comfort foods created and cooked from the heart. Sixteen home cooks of different ethnic backgrounds offer you tastes of their family comfort foods at this 2nd annual international food fair and UBC Farm
fundraiser. This family-friendly event features children’s activities and special music by Tarun ‘Tspoon’ Nayar (Delhi 2 Dublin), Rup Sidhu (Banyen Roots), Ndidi Cascade, and friends. The countries and ethnicities represented at this year’s event are: Sierra Leone, Ghana, Hakka Chinese, Chile, Mexico, Maya (Guatemala), Pakistan, Goa (India), Egypt, Syria,
Tsimshian First Nations, Canada (Vancouver), Vietnam, Southern Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Date & location: Sunday, June 10th, 2012, 1:00-4:00 pm at the UBC Farm Tickets: Tickets are $50 and include a recipe book with each cook’s story and family recipe. Children 13 and under are free with their parent or guardian’s ticket purchase. Tickets are available at Lower Mainland Choices Markets or online at joyoffeeding.com .

Special Vancity member offer: We are pleased to offer a 2-for-1 ticket deal to Vancity members – purchase two tickets for the price of one. Full member offer details at joyoffeeding.com .

Want to know more? Visit joyoffeeding.com for full event details, and visit the UBC Farm website for an interview with Meeru Dhalwala about the vision behind Joy of Feeding.

Connect: “Like” Joy of Feeding on Facebook and search for #joyoffeeding on Twitter.

CONTEST CLOSED #giveaway #contest 2 tickets to Joy of Feeding – June 10

To win:

1) Leave a comment on this post naming one of the country’s whose cuisine will be presented.

2) Follow @goodlifevan on Twitter

3) Post the following to Twitter: 

RT AND comment on 2 ticket #giveaway #joyoffeeding @goodlifevan @joyoffeeding http://bit.ly/MbNmXD

“Cooking is the doorway to caring about where our food comes from, taking care of our families, and taking care of our health. It connects our hands to our senses and to everyone’s hearts.” Meeru Dhalwala

Celebrate and enjoy comfort foods created and cooked from the heart. Sixteen home cooks of different ethnic backgrounds offer you tastes of their family comfort foods at this 2nd annual international food fair and UBC Farm
fundraiser. This family-friendly event features children’s activities and special music by Tarun ‘Tspoon’ Nayar (Delhi 2 Dublin), Rup Sidhu (Banyen Roots), Ndidi Cascade, and friends. The countries and ethnicities represented at this year’s event are: Sierra Leone, Ghana, Hakka Chinese, Chile, Mexico, Maya (Guatemala), Pakistan, Goa (India), Egypt, Syria,
Tsimshian First Nations, Canada (Vancouver), Vietnam, Southern Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Date & location: Sunday, June 10th, 2012, 1:00-4:00 pm at the UBC Farm Tickets: Tickets are $50 and include a recipe book with each cook’s story and family recipe. Children 13 and under are free with their parent or guardian’s ticket purchase. Tickets are available at Lower Mainland Choices Markets or online at joyoffeeding.com .

Special Vancity member offer: We are pleased to offer a 2-for-1 ticket deal to Vancity members – purchase two tickets for the price of one. Full member offer details at joyoffeeding.com .

Want to know more? Visit joyoffeeding.com for full event details, and visit the UBC Farm website for an interview with Meeru Dhalwala about the vision behind Joy of Feeding.

Connect: “Like” Joy of Feeding on Facebook and search for #joyoffeeding on Twitter.

Joy of Feeding – Sunday, May 15th 2011 at UBC Farm

Contest Closed!  Thank for entering!

On Sunday, May 15th  fifteen Canadian Moms of various heritages will share their cuisine, stories and culture at “Joy of Feeding”, a  community cooking event. Organized by (Moms) Meeru Dhalwala (Co-owner Vij’s) and Mary MacKay (Head baker/co-owner Terra Breads), this event is a fundraiser for the UBC Farm and its children’s programs.

Date: Sunday, May 15th, 2011, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: UBC Farm, 6182 South Campus Road (see website for directions).

Tickets: Tickets $50,  includes a booklet with each Mom’s story and family recipe. Children under 12 are free (1 per paid ticket). Tickets are on sale now at Lower Mainland Choices Markets or online. Visit http://joyoffeeding.com/ for details and ticket purchase.

“Cooking is the doorway to caring about where our food comes from, taking care of our families, and taking care of our health. It connects our hands to our senses and to everyone’s hearts”

Celebrate and enjoy comfort foods created and cooked from the heart. Fifteen Canadian moms of various heritages will share their cuisines, stories and cultures at this community cooking event organized by (moms) Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s and Mary MacKay of Terra Breads. This event is a fundraiser for the UBC Farm – Vancouver’s last working farm – and its children’s programs.

What is the Joy of Feeding?

We are fifteen Canadian moms of various heritages and professions, sharing our favourite family meals at this cooking event. The purpose of this event is to share our cultural foods and backgrounds and encourage people to cook from scratch using fresh, local ingredients to nourish their families.

Those of us participating in the Joy of Feeding identify our household cuisines as: Japanese-BC, Saskatoon-Turkish, Indian, Greek, Czech, Chinese, Italian, Iranian, Brazilian, Philippines, West Coast, Ukrainian, Zimbabwean, Cambodian, and First Nations. We shop at grocery stores and markets either at the end of the workday or on a Saturday or Sunday. We are moms who know that cooking is work, but work that brings an inherent satisfaction when we see our loved ones eat, enjoy, and thrive. We are always trying to learn more about both harmful and beneficial aspects of food, such as organic foods and pesticides. We want to know as moms – not as intellectuals or chefs – about how these things affect our families.

At its heart, cooking is the common language of love and nourishment throughout the world, for all families of all cultures. It’s the same whether you use a make-shift stove from sticks in Africa or a four-burner gas stove in downtown Vancouver. Cooking is neither a chore nor an unattainable virtue for which you need the perfect kitchen or appliances. Cooking is the doorway to caring about where our food comes from, taking care of our families, and taking care of our health. It connects our hands to our senses and to everyone’s hearts.