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Vanessa Yee

English graduate from UBC with a background in journalism and literature.  As the Food Editor for the Vancouver Observer, Vanessa combines her passion for baking and cooking with her love of writing.  Follow me on twitter for food updates at at vcyee1088 and check out my personal baking blog at: 

The best peach pie recipe and how to bake with peaches

It's finally peach season. Here is my favourite recipe for an easy peach pie and a few tips on how to bake with peaches.

Casual summer dining at affordable prices: Vancouver restaurants

Cant' decide what to have for dinner tonight? Check out one of these inexpensive, tasty, casual, and no-reservation restaurants.
Chocolate fondue and a few other favourites are making a comeback this summer

Food trends: What's hot this summer and what foods to watch

Twitter, fashion and weather aren’t the only things with trends. Food trendologist, Christine Couvelier, tells us what foods are currently trending and what foods to keep an eye out for.
Vancouver's food events

Vancouver's summer food events

Check out what great food events Vancouver's had and what it has to offer this July.
Canada Day recipes and where to celebrate

Six sweet Canada Day recipes and where to celebrate this weekend

Celebrate this Canada Day with a Canadian-themed dessert. Try out one of these great recipes and impress your guests this weekend.
Vancouver Cycle Chic

Vancouver's cycling style sense: Can Vancouver become Cycle Chic?

Spandex, Gore-Tex, lycra. Will Vancouver's cycling fashion sense ever change? Perhaps with the help of Vancouver Cycle Chic, Vancouver will finally put style before speed.
Lindsay Anderson, Richmond's 365 days of dining winner

Meet Richmond's 365 days of dining blogger: Lindsay Anderson

The Vancouver Observer interviews Lindsay Anderson, winner of the Richmond 365 days of dining campaign. We find out the best and worst things she’s ever tried, her likes and dislikes and much more.
Vancouver's Italian Day on Commerical Drive

Vancouver's Italian Day on the Drive

The revived Italian Day on Commercial Drive was this Sunday. Check out what this festival had to offer.

Mother's Day ideas for every type of mom

Instead of slapping on some coloured macaroni on a picture frame this year, take your mom out on a Mother's Day date. We've got creative and luxurious date ideas for every type of mom.

Vancouver kicks off Spot prawn season with the 6th Annual Spot Prawn Festival

It's Spot prawn season and Vancouver celebrates with the Spot prawn festival and a delicious Spot prawn boil.