Foodie Friday April 5, 2013 – click to listen
If you are looking to escape Vancouver’s rain no need to go too far. The Okanagan sunshine calls from April 17-21 when Osoyoos and Oliver celebrate all things Oyster. Travel up through the Similkameen Valley, book into some great rates at Walnut Beach Resort and whi
le the lake may be too cool but the pool is heated. Slurp and sip with Oyster Dinners at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery and Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek. On the April 19th enjoy an oyster and brew party and on the 20th sample oyster creations from some on the area’s best restaurants all paired with local wines. There is also an amateur shucking contest and a cooking class at Hester Creek. Check goodlifevancouver.com for details.
Spring is just the time to brush up on your cooking skills with some fantastic culinary classes.
At Quince food shop and cooking studio on West 3rd near Burrard Chef Andrea Carlson presents
Due Risottos & Thin Crusted Pizza
Saturday April 6th, 2013 1:00-4:00pm
Pull out the pizza stone, fire up the oven, mix the dough and while we wait we can start the mis-en place for the risotto – one squid and the other a Spring English Pea. Little side salad of Arugula & Mint and a glass of Italian white and we will be lost in our Italian travels somewhere between Naples and the Adriatic Coast. Cost: $120.00
Show me the Wholegrain Dough
Saturday April 13th, 2013 1:00-4:00 pm
Meant to be a follow up class from The Bread Baking Essentials, this class will explore the use of sourdoughs and whole grains. In this workshop you will make a Walnut Whole Wheat Loaf; Multigrain Buns and Sourdough Currant Rye. There will be a short break (kitchen style) to enjoy Warm Soup and Crusty Quince bread. Cost: $115.00
Quince.ca for more information
One of my favourite South Granville shops, Williams and Sonoma hosts weekly and monthly cooking classes. Their April Cookbook Club focuses on the book the Kitchen Garden on April 10 and you’ll learn to cook and also dine on.
Radishes with Butter & Herbed Salt
Warm Asparagus & Israeli Couscous Salad
Fennel Seed-Crusted Chicken with Fennel & Herb Salad
Strawberry Hazelnut Shortcakes
Those with a sweet tooth will be pleased to hear the Baker’s Market is back with handmade chocolates, brownies, cupcakes, organic muffins, gluten-free, vegan baked goods, preserves and much more
The artisan market is at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre,on Prince Albert Street, (2 blocks east of Fraser St. at East 60th), every Saturday until May 4, 2013 11 am – 3 pm.