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Must Try Cauliflower Dishes in Vancouver, BC!

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Follow Me Foodie to the renaissance of cauliflower: The history and varieties of cauliflower and deconstructing the craze. There is a science to caramelizing the cauliflower, and having it soft but not mushy, and crisp but not crunchy. I’ll experiment in the kitchen, but for now, indulge in these!

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Follow Me Foodie to a recap of the American Express “Taste from Platinum” dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant!

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I often take food over ambiance, but when it comes to events, I go with a different mind-set. After all it’s an event, not just a dinner. I look forward to meeting new people, making new friends, enjoying the company I’m with, and of course eating some good food. I always want good food. Who doesn’t?

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Girona, Spain – El Celler de Can Roca (World’s Best Restaurant) – Chef’s Tasting Menu (Act 1-6)

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The Roca brothers are “The Three Tenors” of the culinary world. They sing a different tune, but create a culinary opera. Dinner here is a concert, and they are harmonious in their skills and talent. They stay true to humble beginnings and themselves, and stay connected and rooted to the restaurant.

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Girona, Spain – El Celler de Can Roca (World’s Best Restaurant) – Chef’s Tasting Menu – Act 6/6

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El Celler de Can Roca was beyond what I imagined, which is self-rewarding. It was advanced in a way which made me want to learn rather than to think, and critical thinking is a challenge for me to ignore. I didn’t even need to try here and letting go happened unconsciously.

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Girona, Spain – El Celler de Can Roca (World’s Best Restaurant) – Chef’s Tasting Menu – Act 1/6

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A dream within a dream; and the real experience was even better than imagined. Dining at El Celler de Can Roca was one of the most rewarding experiences. Life changing might sound dramatic, but it was emotionally and mindfully impactful.

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Follow Me Foodie to New York: Restaurants, bars, food & drinks worth flying for!

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This list will continue to grow for sure. It’s New York, arguably “the best” food city in North America. I really dislike “best of” lists and I think “the best food city” is dependent on what kind of food you want, but generally many would agree that New York has it all – and they do.

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Manhattan, New York – Empellón Cocina by Alex Stupak

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If you aren’t following Empellon or owner/chef Alex Stupak on Instagram, you should probably get on that. It’s food porn at its best and it makes you want to book a ticket to New York right away. Stupak opened Empellón Cocina shortly after opening Empellón Taqueria both located in New York.

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New York – An interview with Daniel Humm & dining at Eleven Madison Park

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Eleven Madison Park needs no introduction, but I still have to give it one. Last year it was ranked #5 in S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list making it the highest ranked restaurant in the US. Here is my dining experience and interview with Executive Chef Daniel Humm.

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