A package of Pawsitive Bones, a dog treat, produced by Food Shift, made of ingredients that are usually discarded, is shown Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Alameda, California. “Best before” labels are coming under scrutiny as concerns about food waste grow around the world. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to estimate peak freshness. But “best before” labels have nothing to do with safety, and some worry they encourage consumers to throw away food that’s perfectly fine to eat. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

‘Best Before’ labels scrutinized as food waste concerns grow

‘These dates don’t actually mean that they’re not edible or they’re not still nutritious or tasty’

A package of Pawsitive Bones, a dog treat, produced by Food Shift, made of ingredients that are usually discarded, is shown Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Alameda, California. “Best before” labels are coming under scrutiny as concerns about food waste grow around the world. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to estimate peak freshness. But “best before” labels have nothing to do with safety, and some worry they encourage consumers to throw away food that’s perfectly fine to eat. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
July 6, 2022 - A view of a vegetable food board. Food and recipes by Ellie Shortt.  Don Denton photo.

Beautiful food boards

The art of charcuterie

  • Oct 3, 2022
July 6, 2022 - A view of a vegetable food board. Food and recipes by Ellie Shortt.  Don Denton photo.
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Biden suggests nutrition labels on front of food products to improve health

On Sept. 27, the White House announced that the FDA will look…

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Karat Chocolate and Pastry Boutique in Kelowna. Lia Crowe photography

Serve it sweet

Karat Chocolate + Pastry Boutique

  • Sep 21, 2022
Karat Chocolate and Pastry Boutique in Kelowna. Lia Crowe photography
A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food inflation remains stubbornly high in Canada as grocery prices climbed at the fastest clip in more than four decades last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Grocery prices in Canada continue meteoric ascent, rising at fastest pace since 1981

As overall inflation moderated in August, cost of food rose 10.8 per cent compared to a year ago

A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food inflation remains stubbornly high in Canada as grocery prices climbed at the fastest clip in more than four decades last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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HelloFresh Beef Linked to E. coli Outbreak

Six people have been hospitalized so far after eating contaminated beef provided…

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Grnville Island - Lia Crowe photography

Flavour with a view

Granville Island restaurants take sit-down feasting to new levels

  • Sep 2, 2022
Grnville Island - Lia Crowe photography
Grain is lifted out of the Brave Commander bulk carrier ship as it sits docked in the port of Djibouti city, Djibouti Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest parts of the world has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti as areas of East Africa are badly affected by deadly drought and conflict. (Claire Nevill/WFP via AP)

1st Ukraine grain ship for Horn of Africa reaches Djibouti

The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest…

Grain is lifted out of the Brave Commander bulk carrier ship as it sits docked in the port of Djibouti city, Djibouti Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest parts of the world has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti as areas of East Africa are badly affected by deadly drought and conflict. (Claire Nevill/WFP via AP)
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7 Amazing Facts About Waffles

1 Waffles have been eaten since the 14th century. 2 Nike’s first…

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June 30, 2022 - The L'Apéro Experience, a gourmet dinner cheese board, at L'Apéro Bistro with rose wine. Don Denton photo.

Delectable. Accessible

L’Apéro Wine & Cheese Bistro makes wine and cheese simple

  • Aug 24, 2022
June 30, 2022 - The L'Apéro Experience, a gourmet dinner cheese board, at L'Apéro Bistro with rose wine. Don Denton photo.
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How to eat healthier when ordering takeout

According to nutritionist Karen Ansel, ordering takeout food can be healthy despite…

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People shop for produce and seafood at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

As inflation stays hot across Canada, here’s a look at how much some items cost

As food costs skyrocket, some other household products and services are not following suit

People shop for produce and seafood at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Organizers, craft brewers and food vendors pour their hearts into Island festival

Sold-out crowd enjoys taste treats and camaraderie at Cowichan Craft Beer Food Festival

Fernie Brewing Co. Victoria rep Monique Le Sage, left, and Michelle Le Sage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Train Station Pub - Lia Crowe photography

Flavour train

It’s all about the flavour at Train Station Pub

  • Aug 10, 2022
Train Station Pub - Lia Crowe photography
The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island’s second largest craft beer and food festival in Chemainus Aug. 13

Large organizational effort already well along in the details

The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is coming soon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
May 4, 2022 - Miso Glazed Salmon Bowl by Ellie Shortt for Brain Food feature in Boulevard magazine.. Don Denton photograph.

Nourish your noggin

Ingenious ingredients to create food for the brain

  • Jul 25, 2022
May 4, 2022 - Miso Glazed Salmon Bowl by Ellie Shortt for Brain Food feature in Boulevard magazine.. Don Denton photograph.
April 29, 2022 - The Schweineschnitzel; Classic with Lemon at the restaurant Eva on Fisgard Street. Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

Wunderbar!

Eva Schnitzelhaus: German-inspired fare that’s fun, casual and delicious

  • Jul 18, 2022
April 29, 2022 - The Schweineschnitzel; Classic with Lemon at the restaurant Eva on Fisgard Street. Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
TWA Fungi brand king oyster mushrooms have been recalled in B.C. over Listeria concerns. (Courtesy Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

King oyster mushrooms recalled in B.C. over Listeria concerns

TWA Fungi brand mushrooms sold up to July 2 impacted

TWA Fungi brand king oyster mushrooms have been recalled in B.C. over Listeria concerns. (Courtesy Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
April 26, 2022 -Julia House photographed in her kitchen/cooking goods shop Ma Maison for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

Curated with care

Research is a key ingredient at Maison Cookware + Bakeware

  • Jun 27, 2022
April 26, 2022 -Julia House photographed in her kitchen/cooking goods shop Ma Maison for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
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Vancouver Island restaurant hailed for having one of Canada’s best burgers

Q Burger owner pleasantly surprised by Top 5 kudos from readers

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