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About Pye

Last  night I made a Potato Bacon Torte (which can be found in the recipe section).  The recipe for the pie crust was made exclusively with butter and I was reminded of a conversation with a friend who stated that …


Chanterelle Utopia

It all began with one line in an email from a friend…”chanterelles are in season”.  Within the hour I was  in the woods huntin’ wild mushrooms.  The season for chanterells is late summer to late fall.  They appear more abundantly …


Chef meets Grape 2009

For the second year in a row Sean and I attended the annual Chef meets Grape.  It is a popular event but much smaller and more quaint (if you can call 350 people quaint) than the larger Vancouver Wine Festival.   …




gas.tron.o.mer (g-strn-mr)n

gas·tro·nome  (gstr-nm) also gas·tron·o·mer (g-strn-mr)n. A connoisseur of good food and drink; a gourmet. Also called gastronomist. Although this title sounds daunting, I feel I fit the description on some level.   I am definitely not a food snob by any …


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Keith Floyd

Keith Floyd – 28 December 1943 – 14 September 2009 Anthony Worral Thompson said of him: “I think all of us modern TV chefs owe a living to him. He kind of spawned us all”. One thing I have noticed …