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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: 

Memphis Blues celebrates 10 years of succulent barbeque

Memphis Blues celebrates a successful ten years of southern barbeque goodness with two succulent 19 kg roast pigs and a house full of satisfied bellies.

Theresa's Eatery: A thriving co-op model restaurant business

Take a look at Theresa's Eatery, an alternative business model where everyone wins.

Poutine Festival celebrates Quebec's famous culinary delight

If you love poutine then you won't want to miss le Festival de la poutine de Vancouver on November 19.

Top places to buy a turkey in Vancouver

That's right, there's more than one kind of turkey. Check out this turkey guide to find out what kind of turkey to buy and where you can find it.

Super simple chocolate cake recipe

Make this simple, extremely moist and delicious chocolate cake with just a few basic ingredients at home.

Cake enthusiasts unite at Vancouver's Cake Love conference

Take a look at Vancouver's first cake decorating event in over twenty years: Cake Love 2011.

Feast of Flavour comes to Croatian Cultural Centre in October

They say food can heal. At Feast of Flavour this October,  top chefs from around the country will prepare delicious, flavourful dishes such as Wild Sockeye salmon cured with Vancouver...

Mini coconut cupcakes: little cakes with a giant tropical flavour

Tried and true recipe for tiny, bite-sized cupcakes with giant, coconut flavour.

Monkey Bread: delicious bite-sized cinnamon pull-aparts

In the mood for something that tastes like a cinnamon bun but is infinitely more fun? Try out this recipe for delicious snack-sized bites of Monkey Bread.

New Wally’s Burger brings back bite of the past

Satisfy your fast food craving with a succulent, slow-cooked burger and a thick, authentic shake at Wally’s Burger.