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Having a full-time job during the day and blogging in the evenings and on the weekends take up a lot of my time, but surprisingly I manage to find time to watch some TV as my stress relief. And to no surprise, most of the TV shows I watch are food related, including:

  • Master Chef (currently on, and Team Christine right here!)
  • Top Chef Canada (was rooting for Dale MacKay and Trevor Bird)
  • Top Chef (the amateur version, Top Chef Masters doesn’t really appeal to me)
  • The Next Iron Chef (the Super Chefs edition was awesome – Chef Geoffrey Zakarian was great!)
  • The Next Food Network Star (although the winner tends to start with a crappy spot like late morning/mid-afternoon on a weekday)
  • Chopped (didn’t like the Grill Masters edition)
  • You Gotta Eat Here and Eat St. (to see the BC coverage)
  • Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (love Guy Fieri!)
  • World’s Weirdest Restaurants (chances are I won’t eat at those places myself, so it’s fun to watch about them!)

In addition, Mr. has introduced me to Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag. It used to be on the W Network, but now it’s on OWN Canada. I was actually surprised that not many people have heard of the show, because I thought it’s quite a unique idea: two amateur chefs (and they’re locally from BC!) testing cookbooks and kitchen products so we as audience know what to get/use for our own home cooking. I have watched numerous episodes from its past 3 seasons and was excited to learn that they are back for its 4th season.

Anna & Kristina

Anna & Kristina

And to make it even better, I was invited to the premiere screening of the 4th season of A&K’s Grocery Bag this past Tuesday. (more…)

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Searching for an impromptu afternoon snack, TW, MP and I decided to check out Tacofino Blue. This food truck was originally from Tofino, and it has previously appeared on Eat St. on Food Network.

Tacofino Blue

Tacofino Blue

Believe it or not, Tacofino Blue is like 1 minute away from my office and until this date I have never been. I guess it’s the mentality of “well it’s so close I can always come by later”. Yes, a visit is over due.

Food

Because we were only looking for a small snack, we each grabbed one Fish Taco. Here is a picture of what 2 fish tacos look like, since MP and I shared a plate:

Fish Taco

Fish Taco – Tempura battered ling cod with chipotle mayo, shredded cabbage and salsa fresca on a fire toasted flour tortilla.

For some reason when I heard “tempura battered” I have imagined it would be a different texture, but the fried ling cod reminds me of those in fish and chips. (more…)

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