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The Nosh

A weekly show about the people, places and issues behind what we eat and drink. Hosted by Anya Levykh.

Episodes

Episode 14: Dining Outside, Sea-to-Sky, Nose-to-Tail, and the New Potluck

Episode 14: Dining Outside, Sea-to-Sky, Nose-to-Tail, and the New Potluck

DineOut Vancouver is months away, but restaurants need a boost now, and Tourism Vancouver is launching Dine Outside to help restaurants beat the summertime lack of tourism heat. A new nose-to-tail restaurant has opened its doors, chef Justin Cheung celebrates his Malaysian roots with Potluck, and we chat with Fairmont Chateau Whistler about what’s good to eat in the mountains.

Episode 13: Saying Goodbye to The Pear Tree, Supporting Food Security, and New Hidden Gems

Episode 13: Saying Goodbye to The Pear Tree, Supporting Food Security, and New Hidden Gems

After 23 years of award-winning fine-dining service in Burnaby, The Pear Tree is closing its doors—not due to the pandemic, but what is becoming a common refrain…an unmanageable lease increase. In the West End, legendary gay nightclub Numbers has been given a new lease—and patio—thanks to next-door neighbour Marquis Wine Cellars. And Fresh Roots Urban Farms is supporting food security through a unique, virtual farm-to-table dinner.

Video: Making an Elderflower Collins with Miki Ellis of Dachi

Video: Making an Elderflower Collins with Miki Ellis of Dachi

Miki Ellis of Dachi is a talented sake sommelier and all-around smart lady who appreciates a good gin-based cocktail almost as much as me. This was recorded a ~while ago, but it’s the long weekend and is perfect for summer. Here, she teaches me how to make an elderflower Collins while we sound off about London Dry gins like Hendricks and Long Table, and other flavourful topics. Basically just two goofballs having fun in our respective kitchens. 

Episode 10: Opening a Restaurant in Tumultuous Times

Episode 10: Opening a Restaurant in Tumultuous Times

Opening a restaurant can be a daunting and harrowing experience at the best of times. Opening one around a global pandemic that has the economy partially shut down can be an act of revolution. A few local restaurants have taken on the challenge and opened, or are set to open, against the odds.

Episode 9: Travel in BC – Tofino and Indigenous Destinations

Episode 9: Travel in BC – Tofino and Indigenous Destinations

The province has opened up travel to BC residents and lakefront cottages and ferries are filling up quickly. Even the tiny town of Tofino is back open for business, as well as surrounding Indigenous destinations. Find out where you can visit, how to be responsible traveller, which places to check out and which places you should avoid.

Episode 8: The Rise of the Artisan

Episode 8: The Rise of the Artisan

As the province gradually reopens, the ongoing demand for all things local and artisanal is ramping up, and local restaurants, co-operatives and other small businesses are answering the call. Those products, and the businesses behind them, are winning awards, receiving support from celebrities and locals, and looking to change the way we shop and eat for the better.

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