Sheena Barbour, The Graze Company - Lia Crowe photography

Good food, good wine and good company

The Graze Company connects with communities

  • Nov 25, 2022

 

Scientists say cooking food helped fuel our evolution, give us bigger brains — and later down the line, would become the centerpiece of the feasting rituals that brought communities together.

How cooking food and gathering for feasts made us human

‘The story of human evolution has appeared to be the story of what we eat’

 

VIU microbiology and culinary arts students will bring their fermented seaweed creations before a panel of judges, Dragons’ Den style, in the Urchin Tank to have their products assessed for marketability Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU students in Nanaimo to pitch their seaweed products on Dragons’ Den-style show

‘Urchin Tank’ panel of judges will assess students’ projects

 

A digital-only coupon for Pampers brand baby wipes is displayed at a Kroger in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2022. A coalition of consumer groups is calling on grocers to stop offering digital-only deals, saying they discriminate against people without smartphones or regular internet access.(AP Photo/Dee-Ann Durbin)

Consumer groups want grocers to ditch digital-only deals

Equity concerns after study found that 25% of Americans 65 or older don’t use the internet

A digital-only coupon for Pampers brand baby wipes is displayed at a Kroger in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2022. A coalition of consumer groups is calling on grocers to stop offering digital-only deals, saying they discriminate against people without smartphones or regular internet access.(AP Photo/Dee-Ann Durbin)
Grilled cheese finished in the No. 2 spot in a recent survey to find the top 10 favourite Canadian sandwiches. (Black Press Media file photo)

Halifax donair fares poorly in Canadian sandwich top 10 list

Chicken rules recent survey of favourite sandwiches

Grilled cheese finished in the No. 2 spot in a recent survey to find the top 10 favourite Canadian sandwiches. (Black Press Media file photo)
This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows romaine lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. A shortage of lettuce is driving prices up at the grocery store and in restaurants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill, File
This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows romaine lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. A shortage of lettuce is driving prices up at the grocery store and in restaurants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark J. Terrill, File
Brandon Baker, a member of the Victoria Flying Club, got an experience of a lifetime when he got to fly a borrowed plane around Burning Man this summer, with the highlight being a surprise airborne pizza delivery. (Courtesy Brandon Baker)

Greater Victoria pilot takes to the skies to bring pizza to Burning Man

Brandon Baker was at the desert festival when an opportunity arose to rent a plane

Brandon Baker, a member of the Victoria Flying Club, got an experience of a lifetime when he got to fly a borrowed plane around Burning Man this summer, with the highlight being a surprise airborne pizza delivery. (Courtesy Brandon Baker)
Tim Hortons signage is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2022. A Tim Hortons branded chicken noodle soup base was recalled in Alberta and Ontario because it contained insects. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tim Hortons brand soup base recalled for containing insects

Recall only impacts soups sold in some Alberta and Ontario restaurants

Tim Hortons signage is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2022. A Tim Hortons branded chicken noodle soup base was recalled in Alberta and Ontario because it contained insects. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Burgers were served up at the In-N-Out mobile restaurant in Aldergrove during the 2018 Langley Good Times-Cruise In. The burger chain's participation in the car show proved pivotal in a recent trademark case around who owns the phrase "double-double." (Langley Advance Times files)

California burger chain keeps ownership of ‘double-double’ trademark thanks to Langley car show sales

Tim Hortons had asked for a review of the trademark’s use in Canada

Burgers were served up at the In-N-Out mobile restaurant in Aldergrove during the 2018 Langley Good Times-Cruise In. The burger chain's participation in the car show proved pivotal in a recent trademark case around who owns the phrase "double-double." (Langley Advance Times files)
September 7, 2022 - Scallops and peas for finger food story by Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo

All about appies

Nosh and nibble while you mix and mingle

  • Nov 4, 2022
September 7, 2022 - Scallops and peas for finger food story by Ellie Shortt. Don Denton photo
Ukrainian soldiers on captured Russian tanks T-72 hold military training close to the Ukraine-Belarus border near Chernihiv, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Aleksandr Shulman)

Russia rejoins key deal on wartime Ukrainian grain exports

Putin warns Moscow reserves right to withdraw if humanitarian corridors used for military purposes

Ukrainian soldiers on captured Russian tanks T-72 hold military training close to the Ukraine-Belarus border near Chernihiv, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Aleksandr Shulman)
September 9, 2022 -  An appetizer,  grilled scallop from Truffles Catering for a corporate event held on the Ship Point dock. Don Denton photo

Serving it right

Truffles Catering brings delicious, local and sustainable food to the table

  • Nov 2, 2022
September 9, 2022 -  An appetizer,  grilled scallop from Truffles Catering for a corporate event held on the Ship Point dock. Don Denton photo
A volunteer sorts through food items at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre in a Sept. 2021, handout photo. The executive director of the centre says more people in Saskatoon are struggling to get food for themselves and their families as the prices in grocery stores rise out of reach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, Kenton Doupe, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Survey suggests 20 per cent of Canadians skipping meals to cut down on food costs

Canada-wide survey says people using coupons, hunting for sales to cope with increasing food costs

A volunteer sorts through food items at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre in a Sept. 2021, handout photo. The executive director of the centre says more people in Saskatoon are struggling to get food for themselves and their families as the prices in grocery stores rise out of reach. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, Kenton Doupe, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Local resident Nina, 72, stands near her house, ruined by the Russian shelling a month ago in central Slavyansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. She keeps living in this house and collects wooden debris to make an outdoor fire for cooking. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Global food concerns rise as Russia halts Ukraine grain deal

Russia halted its participation after claiming Ukraine attacked it in a drone strike

Local resident Nina, 72, stands near her house, ruined by the Russian shelling a month ago in central Slavyansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. She keeps living in this house and collects wooden debris to make an outdoor fire for cooking. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A red pepper grows on a vine in a greenhouse in Delta, B.C., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. With rising food and energy costs and more frequent extreme weather, the indoor agriculture industry has the potential to feed Canadians more reliably and maybe more sustainably, using greenhouses, vertical farms and hydroponic technology. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A red pepper grows on a vine in a greenhouse in Delta, B.C., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. With rising food and energy costs and more frequent extreme weather, the indoor agriculture industry has the potential to feed Canadians more reliably and maybe more sustainably, using greenhouses, vertical farms and hydroponic technology. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Attendees at the Langford Fall Food Truck Festival react as a giant Jenga tower comes crashing down Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Food trucks take over Langford’s Station Avenue in first-ever festival

The Langford Fall Food Truck Festival continues 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on Sunday.

Attendees at the Langford Fall Food Truck Festival react as a giant Jenga tower comes crashing down Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A dish from the restaurant iDen Quan Ju De Beijing Duck House is shown in this undated handout photo. Celebrated Beijing restaurant iDen & Quan Ju De is one of eight Vancouver restaurants to receive a coveted one-star rating from the Michelin Guide, which also feted 12 eateries with Bib Gourmands, reserved for establishments offering good food for good value. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ken Huang *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Michelin Guide lands in Vancouver with eight stars for eight eateries

No restaurants earned two stars from prestigious service, nor did any capture a rare three stars

A dish from the restaurant iDen Quan Ju De Beijing Duck House is shown in this undated handout photo. Celebrated Beijing restaurant iDen & Quan Ju De is one of eight Vancouver restaurants to receive a coveted one-star rating from the Michelin Guide, which also feted 12 eateries with Bib Gourmands, reserved for establishments offering good food for good value. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ken Huang *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Langford is hosting its first-ever Fall Food Truck Festival this weekend at the Langford Station Arts and Culture District. (Black Press Media file photo)

Food trucks take over Langford this weekend

The first-ever fall food truck fest will be at Langford Station Arts and Culture District

Langford is hosting its first-ever Fall Food Truck Festival this weekend at the Langford Station Arts and Culture District. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chef Dennis Peckham. Lia Crowe photography

Top chef

Dennis Peckham’s passion for the culinary world

  • Oct 24, 2022
Chef Dennis Peckham. Lia Crowe photography
Dennis Comeau, general manager of Duncan-based Top Shelf Feeds, fears the strike at Seaspan is hurting Vancouver Island's food supply. (Submitted photo)
Dennis Comeau, general manager of Duncan-based Top Shelf Feeds, fears the strike at Seaspan is hurting Vancouver Island's food supply. (Submitted photo)