Spot Prawn Festival at Granville Island May 17, 2015

April 18th, 2015

Spot prawns of varying ages

Festival Location

Granville Island Fishermen’s Wharf
1505 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Sunday May 17, 2015

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Peek inside the French Laundry’s New Kitchen!

April 8th, 2015

In the early 1900s, the building was a saloon. After prohibition, it became a laundromat. Today, Thomas Keller’s French Laundry is one of the best restaurants in the world, serving $295 fixed price meals in Napa Valley.

Now, the international architecture firm Snøhetta, along with Envelope A+D and Harrison & Koellner, LLC, are leading the restaurant’s first major renovation in 20 years. The core building will remain untouched, but the restaurant will get a new kitchen and revamped garden area—updates, as Keller puts it in the press release, that will ready the business for its next 20 years.

Inspired By The Louvre
The garden’s new outer fence is like a deconstructed home, complete with open-air windows to peek through. Stroll through the garden, and you can pass by the kitchen. What might not be clear in the rendering here is that it’s actually a glass building, inspired by Keller’s affinity for the Louvre’s glass pyramid. On the outside, it’s finished with a hedge-like screenprinted coat of green. Look closely, and you’ll see countless small strokes. Those aren’t leaves, but the paths of each chef’s own hands while cooking, sketched and affixed to the building itself. And on the inside, chefs have 25% more space than before and Dekton quartz antimicrobial counters to keep things clean.

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Chef’s Table… a new Netflix behind the scenes Documentary Series

April 2nd, 2015


If You Liked ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’ You’ll Love the Director’s Mouthwatering New Netflix Series

If You Liked 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi,' You'll Love the Director's Mouthwatering New Netflix Series photo

N/Naka in L.A. is one of six restaurants to star in a new docu-series from the director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
Credit: Netflix

In 2012 we were captivated by the story of master sushi chef Jiro Ono, whose unbreakable work ethic brought him national fame—not to mention three Michelin stars for Sukiyabashi Jiro, his 10-seat restaurant in the basement of an office building off a Tokyo subway station.

Now, Jiro Dreams of Sushi director David Gelb returns with Chef’s Table, a new Netflix-exclusive documentary series on six of the world’s most awe-inspiring chefs that premiers April 26. Each of the six hour-long episodes profiles a different chef: Dan Barber (Blue Hill, NYC); Niki Nakayama (N/Naka, Los Angeles); Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Italy); Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken, Sweden); Ben Shewry(Attica, Australia); and Francis Mallmann (Restaurante Patagonia Sur, Argentina). We chatted with Gelb about the new series and life after Jiro.

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The Joy of Giving… the Joy of Caring… The Starfish Throwers

March 29th, 2015

Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired school teacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis. This documentary tells tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions.

Narayanan Krishnan
Katie Stagliano
Allan Law

With Appearances By:
Matt Damon
Bill Clinton

Director/Producer/Photographer: Jesse Roesler
Editor: Bill Kersey
Producer: Melody Gilbert
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I said you’re the good kind of fat!! :)

March 28th, 2015

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