A weekly show about the people, places and issues behind what we eat and drink. Hosted by Anya Levykh.
Anya chats with Scott Elliott, CEO of The Dr. Peter Foundation, and Amelie Nguyen, co-founder of Anh and Chi restaurant and co-chair of the Passions gala, about this year’s event, which is often called the city’s best small gala. It’s also one of the best food events of the years, with an exciting line-up of chefs, mixologists, somms and more, all coming together for a fantastic cause, thanks to the late, great, Nathan Fong. Listen to hear all the details and the story behind how a small fundraiser a local cookbook store has raised more than $2 million dollars and is set to raise even more.
The Vancouver International Wine Festival is taking place in a few months, this time with a focus on Italian wines. Anya chats with renowned sommelier and wine educator Filippo Bortolotta about the rise of Lambrusco and the frizzante of it all, la cucina povera and its connection to Italian wine, especially Chianti, and the wide world of Italian varietals, including what you might find at the festival.
Anya chats with Mark Taylor of Vancouver International Wine Festival about the upcoming event, the theme region of Italy, the wineries and countries that will be participating, the origins of the festival, its charitable partner, and so much more!
Anya chats with industry veterans Shiva Reddy of Burdock & Co., and Pricilla Deo of Folke, about the challenges women still face in the industry and the opportunities that are helping to combat them.
Anya chats with Joanna Jagger of WORTH Association and Eleanor Chow Waterfall of Cadeaux Bakery about being a woman in hospitality and the upcoming Yes Shef! fundraiser.
Anya chats with chefs and judges from the Canadian Culinary Championship and Canada’s Great Kitchen Party about the upcoming regional qualifier in Vancouver, the Olympian challenges that the competing chefs undertake, and the not-for-profits that benefit from it all.
Anya chats with patissier and master chocolate maker Steve Hodge of West Vancouver’s Temper Pastry & Chocolate about his new book, tempering chocolate, growing up on the North Shore, flavours outside the box, and more.
Anya chats with Betty Hung of Beaucoup Bakery and Lee Man of Chinese Restaurant Awards about the upcoming festival, the symbols and meaning behind the foods, and the places you can go to taste and participate in the festivities.
Anya chats with a couple of winery owners in the Okanagan about the recent wildfires, the current harvest, and the state of the wine industry moving forward.