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  1. I couldn't find a more recent thread so I decided to resurrect this one. Anyone with creative ideas?

    I will have a small group of a wide age range and would love suggestions - themed to this year's nominees or not.

  2. According to the NYT article:

    Mr. Trotter, who notified his staff members and the patrons of a New Year’s Eve event ($295 per person) on Saturday, said he wanted to travel, attend graduate school in philosophy and political theory and, perhaps, eventually return to open a new restaurant.

    “I can do this forever, and it’s most gratifying,” Mr. Trotter, 52, said in an interview on Sunday. “That said, there are so many other things to do in life. Twenty-five years in this line of work is fantastic. It’s just time to step back, breathe deeply and do something different.”

  3. Nigella's Chicken and Sausage Bake is good, easy recipe that is flexible: One Pan Sage and Onion Chicken and Sausage.

    It can be varied to suit your tastes (I'm not a big sage fan), works for no-carbers and you can offer a salad or whatever is handy in the vegetable department with it. And don't worry about marinating overnight, an hour or so is fine.

    As others have said, surely it is the company that is important, not the food. Having said that, a glass of wine and a small bowl of nuts will do a lot to mellow out your guests beforehand.

  4. Sadly Yoo Choi committed suicide earlier this year. From the CBC website:

    "B.C. casinos need to do more to help addicted gamblers, says a man whose wife killed herself after running up more than a $100,000 in debt at a downtown Vancouver casino.

    Yoo Choi was a second-generation Korean-Canadian from Camrose, Alta., who made her mark in Vancouver as the fun-loving owner of the once-popular Velvet Café on Broadway."

  5. I'll re-edit the list shortly (off to work a double shift, ugh). I'm getting too old for doubles.

    Some of the ideas, I'm a little unsure of including. I can't add every state fair and food festival on Earth. So I want to stick with things that have broad, international appeal. (Oktoberfest) Or at least very strong regional appeal. (Hatch Chile Fest)

    Well it is your list so do what you want but it seems to me that you mmay have a hard time judging what has strong regional appeal outside of your jurisdiction. Maybe you should spell out some more specific groundrules.

  6. Good. I'm sure Lior would prefer your recipe to a generic CL one. I can't remember the last time I had a Nanaimo Bar in Nanaimo (I go there often since my mom now lives in Nanaimo) but maybe, if you PM your recipe, I'll make some next time I'm there.

    Panaderia- can you give an explanation as to what those delicious looking bars are made from? I want to bite the screen. It is rare that cakes or cookies etc, do it for me...

    Not to barge in on Panaderia but Nanaimo Bars are pretty widespread in Canada; here's a link to a recipe

    No worries! Nanaimo bars are, of course, one of the quintisentially Canadian desserts. Of course, being from Vancouver yourself you can actually go to Nanaimo and have the originals.....

    Incidentally, I PM'd Lior with the recipe I used for the pictured bars (and if anybody else wants it, just let me know) and probably I should have said something here as well.

  7. I live in Vancouver, Canada between the central business district and Stanley Park.

    I walk to and from work and shop every day on the way home. I have numerous shopping options ranging from a small Whole Foods to ethnic groceries and produce shops. On Saturdays from June to October there is a Farmers' Market in my neighbourhood and I walk there as well. I can't imagine shopping any other way in my circumstances, especially since I only need to cook for myself. I doubt that I save any money, it is just what makes sense and also happens to be the most pleasant approach for me.

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