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The viability of Slow Food

We’ve been spending a few days on Vancouver Island, which is a center of Slow Food in Canada. Between lovely walks along one of the many bays, inlets and spits, we’ve idled time away in desultory conversation with locals on … Continue reading

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Victoria: Top Eats V

OK, this is the last of my Victoria eats posts until my next trip (September, 2008). I haven’t focused on serious restaurants because to be honest the ones we tried were not very good, albeit their fine reputations. But no … Continue reading

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Victoria: Top Eats IV

Looks like my posts on “Victoria Eats” have largely been about drinks. So here’s one on more solid matter. Our tour through the Cowichan Valley and its vineyards and ciderworks also took us past Hilary Abbot’s creamery. We weren’t able … Continue reading

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Victoria: Top Eats Part III

Despite decades of cultural change and openness to more diversity, there is an unavoidable Anglophilia all over Canada. It is part of the country’s cultural mosaic, but the one with the deepest roots. You can find it in the many … Continue reading

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Victoria: Top Eats Part II

High tea is on every tourist’s to-do list when in Victoria, with the most famous spots being The Empress Hotel and The Blethering Place. The price for a full set can run in the environs of $60. I reject that. … Continue reading

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Victoria: Top Eats Part I

We are blessed to have our famous Portland food carts, serving up the most delectable ethnic and regional plates without which the city workforce would have few affordable and tasty lunch options. In Victoria, where prices are quite a bit … Continue reading

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