Recent Articles in ‘Food & Entertaining’


Three new B.C. wineries that deserve a taste

All are opening to the public this year in the Okanagan and are already producing superlative wines


Fresh ideas for summer cocktails

Take inspiration from your garden when crafting warm-weather drinks to sip outside


Where there’s smoke, there’s flavour

For a change from grilling this summer, try smoking seafood, meat and even cheese or fruit


Expert advice for your home cellar

Cactus Club sommelier Sebastien Le Goff offers his top tips for wine lovers


A toast to cooking with wine

Red and white can both add depth and character to a dish, but be sure to follow a few simple rules


The Italians are coming

This year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival puts a spotlight on reds and whites from Italy


Make your party sparkle

The right blend of seasonal decor and relaxed entertaining will put you and your guests in a festive mood


Gifts that won’t end up in the gadget graveyard

Forget the potato slicer and the S’mores maker — give your favourite cooks something they will use every day


Prosecco sales are bubbling over

The fresh appeal of the Italian sparkling wine has hit the spot with B.C. buyers


Feeling the fervor for fermenting

The ancient method of preserving food is catching on with health-conscious chefs and consumers


Cider deserves a place in your cellar

New premium ciders are as complex as wine and pair well with a wide range of foods


Plan ahead for a week’s worth of meals

One dinner can be turned into two or three, saving time and money


Winemakers are aging gracefully in the Okanagan

The word retirement isn’t in the vocabulary of many vineyard owners


Power and precision

A blender that pulverizes, a slow cooker with its own app


Fish with a conscience

With the Ocean Wise Cookbook 2, I learned even more about sustainable seafood and how to cook with it