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臘八粥,臘八蒜,過了臘八兒就是年

“一陽初夏中大呂,穀粟為粥和豆煮。應時獻佛矢心虔,默祝金光濟眾普。盈幾馨香細細浮,堆盤果蔬紛紛聚。共嘗佳品達沙門,沙門色相傳蓮炬。童稚飽腹慶州平,還向街頭擊臘鼓。”這首我們耳熟能詳的由清朝道光皇帝寫作的臘八詩或許很全面的描寫了臘八節,這一中華文化的傳統佳節的情景文化。讓我們隨著詩韻詞律回溯到古昔那寒冬臘月,家家團聚的慶祝時光。 ...

“加”國“楓”情美食總匯

2017年可謂是圍繞“加拿大”國家主題頻繁,亮點極多的一年了。首先,2017年是我們加拿大這一魅力國家建國的150週年紀念,各樣的慶典活動,海報展出,電影表演等讓世界各地的人們都能領略欣賞在這百年風雨中堅韌不倒,友好善良,蓬勃發展的加國歷史長河。錦上添花的是,加拿大豐富的旅遊資源,自然山川,移民風情,讓其再一次登上BBC環球旅遊推薦目的地榜單奪冠。...

“不給糖就搗蛋”——萬聖節美食的文化與傳統

親愛的《BC飲食》的忠實讀者們,在近期一段時光,當您假日選擇去商場採購,是不是常常看到滿目的 “森森白骨”骷髏裝飾;或當您夜晚漫步于社區街頭,是不是也能經常參觀到各家風格迥異奇趣的“南瓜燈盛宴”;甚至當您打開電視,各種關於鬼怪傳說的恐怖節目也層出不窮的湧現。對於西方文化還不熟悉的新移民們可能會感覺到奇怪新奇,但是請您不用緊張無措,這是又...

月餅之前生今世—賞景,豐收,與思鄉的完美融合

快樂的盛夏時光很快過去了,接下來的涼風明月帶給我們大溫居民的就是豐收多彩的金秋時節了。在亞洲文化的傳統中,秋季最重要的節日就是中秋佳節。中秋節,不僅僅是賞月聚餐的美食佳節,它更是提供了一個維繫親族關係,回歸傳統文化,感恩先祖的節慶符號。即使我們生活在北美大陸,溫哥華華人每每面臨佳節當頭,或每晚結束繁忙的工作回家休息,抬頭遙望天上...

BC Local Produce Season Chart

Wondering when your favourite fruits and veggies are in season? This infographic shows you what types of produce is the freshest in BC during each month of the year!

Springing in this Spring — BC Rhubarb

The coming of spring means the arrival of a new generation of fruits and vegetables in season. For BC, one of the most anticipated local delicacies is rhubarb. This celery-like plant is hard to overlook, as its bright pink stalks simply command attention. It packs a fresh tartness that is synonymous with spring -- energetic, fragrant, and flavourful. Rhubarb is often called the "pie plant," and for good reason. Its tangy flavour makes it the perfect addition to sugary desserts, injecting ...

Nian Gao for the New Year

  With the start of the new year, how does one ensure a year full of highs and sticky sweet success? The answer is rice cakes. Unlike Western rice cakes, Asian rice cakes (mochi in Japan, tteok in Korea, and nian gao in China) are made with glutinous rice flour and have a soft, chewy, sticky texture. In China, the name nian gao (nin gou in Cantonese) takes this feature to a whole new level, with a literal double meaning of either sticky cake or year high. Because of this, nian gao ...

Tapas

In Greater Vancouver, restaurants that specialize in tapas are growing both in numbers and in popularity for good reasons. Firstly, many of them are inventive and boast their own styles – from the use of ingredients to the chef’s cooking. Secondly, tapas are like dim sum, they come in smaller portions, so diners can try more different dishes while enjoying sharing them. Lastly, these small plates often come with smaller prices - so you can spend as much or as little as you like – making ...

A Taste of Provence in Vancouver

The same bright, invigorating light that inspires and suffuses the works of impressionist painters like Cezanne, Gaugin and Van Gogh is what nourishes the food of Provence. So much so that the vibrant flavours of the food in this Southeastern region of France has earned the name La Cuisine du Soleil – cuisine of the sun. Everyone I know who’s been to Provence is smitten by the bucolic sun-drenched fields, the rustic villages and the intoxicating fragrance of herbs and lavender wafting ...

Mother’s Day – It’s all about dear mom and FOOD

Mother’s Day, the busiest day for restaurants everywhere, is the day for children to showcase their love and respect to dear mom. Presents and food are the most common tokens, given to mothers who care for everyone 365 days of the year. It is also the day when families sit together to enjoy a sumptuous meal. Sunday Brunch at Four Seasons Hotel Whoever came up with the ‘Mother’s Day’ idea was smart enough to make that a Sunday, so families can celebrate together over sumptuous meal ...