Chef April Roy - Photography by Darren Hull

Good taste

April Roy, Chef at Mid-Town Station Kitchen + Drink

  • Jan 21, 2022

 

November 9, 2021 - Winter food shoot with Ellie Shortt.  mixed raw nuts, both shelled and unshelled. Don Denton photo

Nutcracker

Unshelling a long-loved ingredient

  • Jan 19, 2022

 

(Aussie) Dave Henry of the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society prepares to unload a truckload of donated produce from an Edmonton farm, including bananas for the first time ever. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners go bananas over donation

First time in Gleaners history they’ve received a donation of bananas, coming from Edmonton farm

 

Dairy cows are shown in a barn on a farm in Eastern Ontario on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Farm groups say they’re fearful the highly contagious Omicron variant could severely stress Canadian food production. Dairy farms, greenhouses, and mushroom farms are some of the sectors that could be most vulnerable to interruptions if large numbers of employees need to stay home sick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Highly contagious variant could stress Canadian food production, farm groups say

Outbreaks at Alberta meat-packing plants in 2020 sickened hundreds and killed 4

Dairy cows are shown in a barn on a farm in Eastern Ontario on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Farm groups say they’re fearful the highly contagious Omicron variant could severely stress Canadian food production. Dairy farms, greenhouses, and mushroom farms are some of the sectors that could be most vulnerable to interruptions if large numbers of employees need to stay home sick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
November 8, 2021 - Mathieu Lacroix, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager for the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, mixed up a Trade Wind cocktail for a champagne cocktail feature for TWEED. Don Denton photo

Sparkle and shine

With a Champagne cocktail in hand, every day is special

  • Dec 27, 2021
November 8, 2021 - Mathieu Lacroix, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager for the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, mixed up a Trade Wind cocktail for a champagne cocktail feature for TWEED. Don Denton photo
(Pxhere)

More Salmonella illness cases in Western Canada linked to frozen kernel corn brand

People have reported getting ill in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario

(Pxhere)
Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau tours a grain farm in the drought-stricken Interlake Region of Manitoba on Thursday July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

$30 million top-up coming to Canada’s emergency food fund

Fund will provide more money to the charities to help Canadians access needed food

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau tours a grain farm in the drought-stricken Interlake Region of Manitoba on Thursday July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
October 23, 2021 - Tea at the Empress with Toby Tannas. Don Denton photo

Victoria’s travel secrets

Old-world charm stands proudly amid a modern world

  • Dec 20, 2021
October 23, 2021 - Tea at the Empress with Toby Tannas. Don Denton photo
Christina Loucas. Lia Crowe photo

Christina Loucas pens Cypriot food cook book

Cyprus Cuisine a lovingly curated collection of family recipes

  • Dec 17, 2021
Christina Loucas. Lia Crowe photo
September 9, 2021 -Fall food with Ellie Short. Carrot and golden beet soup  Don Denton photograph

Autumn food aromatherapy

Celebrate the season with fall-favourite spice recipes

  • Dec 15, 2021
September 9, 2021 -Fall food with Ellie Short. Carrot and golden beet soup  Don Denton photograph
George Harrison and Diamond Campbell enjoy a Christmas meal at the fifth annual Festive Street Lunch at All Saints' Anglican Church Saturday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon charities serve seasonal meals for less fortunate

Festive lunches, Christmas dinners on the menu, with a side of cheer

George Harrison and Diamond Campbell enjoy a Christmas meal at the fifth annual Festive Street Lunch at All Saints' Anglican Church Saturday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Produce is shown in a grocery store in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian families will pay an extra $966 for groceries in 2022, report says

Jump in B.C. and Alberta expected to be higher than average

Produce is shown in a grocery store in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Tracy Edwards, facility manager of the Zest Commercial Food Hub in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm’s Zest opens doors for food innovation and production

Commercial kitchen, classroom among offerings at Zest Commercial Food Hub

Tracy Edwards, facility manager of the Zest Commercial Food Hub in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
FILE - Dogs are seen in a cage at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea, Feb. 23, 2018. South Korea said Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, it’ll launch a government-led task force to consider outlawing dog meat consumption, about two months after the country’s president offered to look into ending the centuries-old eating practice. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

South Korea to launch task force on banning dog meat

Restaurants that serve dog meat are dwindling in the country, while pet popularity climbs

FILE - Dogs are seen in a cage at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea, Feb. 23, 2018. South Korea said Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, it’ll launch a government-led task force to consider outlawing dog meat consumption, about two months after the country’s president offered to look into ending the centuries-old eating practice. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Evacuated residents from Merritt, B.C., gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Floods another blow for restaurants in B.C. Interior, operators and advocates say

Latest in 20 months of struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic and a summer of wildfire smoke

Evacuated residents from Merritt, B.C., gather at a reception centre in Kamloops, B.C., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Aaron Hemens - Black Press Media)

‘We must avoid hoarding groceries’: Vernon Mayor

Another province-wide challenge is requiring citizens to band together and not hoard…

Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Aaron Hemens - Black Press Media)
Hassib Sarwari and Winnie Sun (Sarwari’s partner at Afghan Kitchen Group). Lia Crowe photography

Hearty and full of heart

Dishes at Hassib Sarwari’s Zarak inspired by his mother’s cooking

  • Nov 15, 2021
Hassib Sarwari and Winnie Sun (Sarwari’s partner at Afghan Kitchen Group). Lia Crowe photography
World War II veteran Nelson Whatmore places a wreath at the foot of the monument during Monday's Remembrance Day Ceremony at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Veterans served respect by Vernon restaurant

Free soup and sandwich on Remembrance Day for Canadian Armed Forces and veterans

World War II veteran Nelson Whatmore places a wreath at the foot of the monument during Monday's Remembrance Day Ceremony at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Robots navigate the Bowling Green State University campus in Bowling Green, Ohio on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2021. Robot food delivery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Hundreds of little robots __ knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas __ are now navigating college campuses and even some city sidewalks in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere. While robots were being tested in limited numbers before the coronavirus hit, the companies building them say pandemic-related labor shortages and a growing preference for contactless delivery have accelerated their deployment. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Robots hit the streets as demand for food delivery grows

Knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas, robots are now navigating college campuses

Robots navigate the Bowling Green State University campus in Bowling Green, Ohio on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2021. Robot food delivery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Hundreds of little robots __ knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas __ are now navigating college campuses and even some city sidewalks in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere. While robots were being tested in limited numbers before the coronavirus hit, the companies building them say pandemic-related labor shortages and a growing preference for contactless delivery have accelerated their deployment. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Cocktail recipes from Ellie Shortt with photography by Lia Crowe

Raising a glass to cocktail recipes

Health benefits hide in mixed drinks

  • Nov 3, 2021
Cocktail recipes from Ellie Shortt with photography by Lia Crowe