EAT! Vancouver 2013: 11th Annual Food Event

EAT! Vancouver logo

Get your taste buds ready. EAT! Vancouver, 11th Annual Food Event is almost here.

You get to sample a huge variety of food and spices, and drinks, brush up on your cooking techniques from celebrity chefs like Chuck Hughes on the Celebrity Stage.

I attended the EAT! Vancouver pop-up cooking classes by Pacific Culinary Arts and I can say it was well worth it.  For $28 you get a 1 hour hands-on cooking session on the topic of your choosing eg brunch staples, or how to create perfectly balanced sauces, cooking and baking gluten free, sharpening your knife skills.

EAT! Vancouver 2013
Dates: May 24, 25, 26 2013
Where: BC Place Stadium
Price: $14, adult admissions (online) or $16 at the door

Tickets available
Buy your EAT! Vancouver tickets online and get a chance to win Weber® Genesis® Ep-330™ gas grill. Valued at $1070

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It was busy as usual this weekend. This year’s Eat Vancouver didn’t leave any hungry attendee unfed. From cheese, soups, noodles, maple candy salmon, spices, to chocolates.

I was lucky enough to participate in a culinary popup class by Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. For around $20 you get a hands-on cooking class that was entertaining, educational and filling. We made marsala spice from scratch and for brunch, stuffed brioche and, hollandaise sauce.

Hello Macarons! Gluten free macarons by Kitchening Co. Carly Wintschel, owner was on hand to answer any questions and pose for pictures.

kitchening co carly

Everything is made from scratch including the caramel in the salted caramel macarons. You can pick them up at your local Urban Fare.

macarons

L.B. EMPORIUM, specializes in creative infused salts. The aromas were just amazing. My favorite was the Hibiscus, a purple tart flower salt infusion. You will be able to buy them online next month.

LB emporium donna

blackberry pepper

Cheese from Switzerland Tête de Moine, Bellelay cheese is a semi-hard, cheese with a silky body which easily melts in your mouth. It was almost too pretty to eat, alas my stomach won.

Tête de Moine cheese

It was definitely one of my favorites at Eat Vancouver. You can buy it at A. Bosa & Co. and Les amis du Fromage.

cheese flower

Giant, ooeey-goooey marshmallows from Magpie’s Marshmallows were sweet.  Magpie’s Marshmallows is based in Agassiz, BC and they are working on getting their products in local groceries in Vancouver.

Magpie marshmallow owners

mango marshmellow galore

Boring Porridge, a natural, Gluten Free instantly-ready porridge.  The coconut breeze was my favorite. Jesse was a whiz.

boring porridge

Finally we finished up with David Rocco, celebrity Italian chef.

david rocco

Photographs are courtesy of Moneesh Reddy, a passionate foodie and hobby photographer. Who idolizes Barney from ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and thinks he’s “Legend….wait for it…Dary”.