Things I’ve Gone To Lately

by Ed Lau on December 14, 2012

Since these are more food related, my latest adventures have mostly been posted over at my food blog, EdEats.com.

Vancouver Christmas Market

A week or so ago, my friends and I dug our Christmas cheer out from storage and headed to the Vancouver Christmas Market. From November 24th to December 24th, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza is blanketed with various festive eats, crafts and entertainment. There’s ornaments, nutcrackers, mulled wine, sausages and all the sorts of things you’d expect to find this time of the year. Well, I guess sausages are good all year round.

The Vancouver Christmas Market feels very European-influenced, mostly German. That’s quite a stark contrast from Vancouver as we’re mostly a West Coast and Asian food society and I can only think of one local German restaurant off the top of my head. Of course, not to be outdone, when I went, Vancouver was her usual rain-soaked self.

Admission is $5 ($2 for kids 12 and under or if you go on a weekday afternoon) and it’s good for the entire duration of the market. It gets crowded on the weekend in the evening.

Whole Foods Holiday Preview

A few days ago, Whole Foods invited a group of local food bloggers and media to their Cambie location to show us some of the special new products they’re stocking on the shelves as well as to share some food and drink. I’ve never been to a party in a supermarket before, so I didn’t really know what to expect for a sneak peek of Whole Foods Market’s holiday gift items.

Denise Breyley, Whole Foods’ local forager, explains how they want to provide top quality products but also try to emphasize shopping local whenever possible. Many of the items shown tonight are made in BC while others come from our neighbours in Seattle.

Ocean Wise/Vancouver Aquarium Event at Oru

I was a little surprised to receive an invite from the Vancouver Aquarium and Ocean Wise for their event to promote sustainable seafood. I thought that must’ve meant that they never found all the posts I made about how I wonder what penguin tastes like or if there was only one bluefin tuna left on the planet, that fish is going in my face. I mean, someone’s going to eat it. Might as well be me.

However, if we can prevent delicious, delicious animals from extinction, then by all means, we should. I would be quite sad to find out if some of my favorite foods were no longer available because they simply don’t exist anymore. Heck, maybe dodos or the Pyrenean ibex or that weird half-zebra, half-horse looking thing tasted amazing and now we’ll never get a chance to eat them because people wanted to mount their heads over their mantles.

in Food and Fine Dining,Photography

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Waterproofing New York December 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I love to burgers pretty much when ever i go to any party a love to do the enjoy with the junk food.

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Audra December 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm

The snaps you have clicked are awesome! My favorite food is chicken burger.

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Cloud Server December 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Looks like you have been busy and filling your schedule with fun things.

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Foil Pouches January 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

If a god exists; Why would he allow such terrible things to happen? If he hates dictators and made them crawl like pigs in the sand why not do so now?

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Ken H January 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm

The right to eat animals, but not endangered ones. Now what if you were the last human on earth and some alien thought about how you are potential food…

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DVDs January 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

You’ve really got some great photos there – I went to Vancouver a few years ago and my photos aren’t nearly as good!

I went to a Christmas market here too – they seem popular everywhere now and are usually German themed.

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YonipZone January 18, 2013 at 1:23 am

Things on my wishlist is to visit Vancouver and eat all the foods there! I love to try those burgers serve there and hopefully as soon as possible i can visit there with no exemption!

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Kruger Accommodation January 28, 2013 at 7:20 am

you can’t beat a good Christmas market ! i don’t know what it is about them, but they are high on my favorites list !!

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Cheap dedicated server February 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I have heard such good things about Vancouver. It must be great to live in such a vibrant city with so much going on all the time.

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wedding photographers in birmingham mi May 12, 2013 at 6:37 am

I am planning on spending a week in Vancouver to see if it is a place for me to retire. I have seen and read great things about it but I really need to see it first hand. Thank you for the great post!

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