LONDON CALLING: Victoria has all the trappings for a royal tour on this side of the pond
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taste the world
Taste the delicious culinary corners of the world -- and find the best food in Victoria -- with food + travel writer Cinda Chavich
Victoria, BC — named for a British monarch — has all the trappings for a royal tour, from old world architecture to local gin & high tea.
- May 6
SCONE SEASON: Empress Hotel scones, a recipe fit for a king
Whether you're thinking of monarchs or Mother's Day, scones fit the bill and this recipe traces its root to Buckingham Palace.
- Apr 3
SPRING IN THE CITY: Recipes for a sakura season picnic
Celebrate spring in Victoria with a Japanese hanami picnic beneath the blooming cherry trees and recipes for a pretty pink menu
- Dec 21, 2022
DRINKING CHOCOLATE: A hot drink for a cold day
It's the winter solstice — shortest day and longest night of the year — and I have some tips and recipes for hot chocolate drinks and...
- Nov 1, 2022
MIDDLE EAST FEAST: Finding ingredients and inspiration for Syrian, Lebanese and Turkish delights
Learn about the exotic flavours and ingredients of Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, Greece and Syria, and share a Middle Eastern meal at home.
- Sep 4, 2022
DISCOVERING HEIRLOOM APPLES – IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD
We're harvesting heirloom apples around Victoria, and using them in fall recipes, from apple bread pudding and apple kuchen to tarte tatin.
- Sep 2, 2022
TALKING TEA: Tea rooms to visit in Victoria
From pretty tearooms to tea masters and homegrown island teas, Victoria is a town that's steeped in tea traditions — here's where to sip it.
- Aug 19, 2022
RECIPES: Wild Blackberry bars, jam, cocktails and other delicious diversions
Recipes for making jam, cheesecake, squares and cocktails with wild blackberries.
- Aug 19, 2022
WILD BLACKBERRIES: Why we love this tasty but invasive coastal plant
Love them or hate them, wild Himalayan blackberries are part of the west coast landscape and a food delicious for free foraging in BC.
- Aug 1, 2022
CACAO CRUSADER: Sourcing ethical chocolate, from bean to bar
With Valentine's Day and Easter on the horizon, learn about ethically sourced, single origin chocolate from Victoria's cacao experts.
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