This week the boys have the chance to catch up and talk with each other. Darren takes time to go over of few of his favourite places around the valley that he has had the chance to visit in the last little while. If your looking for a new spots or revisiting an old one ,you may have to check out this episode. With over 100 places around to visit we chat about restaurants, pubs, food trucks, cafes and more. Jonathan also drops some hints of his next venture.
There are those places in town where I ask myself “How did I not know about this sooner”? We take a drive up to Forbidden Plateau to talk with Martina & Max of Wood Mountain Lodge . Do not let their not too distant location keep you away from this breathtaking gem. This Vancouver Island boutique style lodge and spa includes a full commercial kitchen and is open to the public on weekends. They are working towards creating an environment which will encourage a creative yet down to earth...
It’s time to quench your thirst! We are lucky enough to have Jessica Macpherson of Heavenly Libations come to the studio to talk about shrubs. What’s a shrub, you ask? You’ll have an to listen to Jessica explain their make up, history and flavours. From sodas to cocktails, this old school way of preserving will touch your taste buds
Today we bring back two of our very first guests on the podcast: Lia and BrianMcCormick. We always like catching up with our old neighbours, and this episode is no exception. The Clever Crow duo run a farm filled with ducks and chickens; a store featuring the ever popular and locally produced hand harvested salts; cooking classes; and soon a commercial kitchen.
This time we head down to Union Bay where we find out what’s happening on the Hazel Creek Farm. We take time to talk with chef and “As you Like it” owner, Laura Agnew, to learn about the wonderful things coming out of her kitchen and great eats that are available in Union Bay. Her company offers gourmet products, take home meals, and special event catering throughout the Comox Valley.
Finally!! We have a chance to talk with Michael Vossen, our local mushroom man and forager. This is our opportunity to pick Michaels brain on; where to pick? what to pick? what you can grow? and some precautions when picking. We also learn about what he has at the market from fresh to dried. Hope this get you excited about mushroom whether cooking or picking we get the chance to learn Mushrooms.
This episode 150 we are lucky enough to have Shannon Simpson from Shannon’s Tool Box and Huband Salad bar fame to discuss the joys of food labels. We take time to learn not just what the ingredients are but what they mean from serving sizes, fat to sugar and everything in between. We also have some helpful suggestions of what you should be eating. After listening here is a list of the Dirty Dozen; Strawberries, Apples, Nectarines, Peaches, Celery, Grapes, Cherries, Spinach, Tomatoes, Sweet...
With a few big changes in both their lives, Jonathan and Darren take some time to talk about what is getting them back into cooking. This episode is all about food, great dishes and having some amazing meals around the home.
The final in our three part series questioning restaurant expenses . We are looking into restaurants overheads and talking about the expenses that come with running a restaurant. From renting to cleaning we discuss what these expenses are and what you can do to make things run just a little bit smoother.
With the new year upon us Darren and Jonathan spend time discussing 2017 and the events surrounding it. This is a chance for the two to reminisce about the previous year. From farming to food banks, they discuss all the interesting events and people they had the fortune of meeting. Darren and Jonathan also spend some time planning for upcoming food challenges, topics, and their ability to interview and learn more in the upcoming year. Feel free to join with us.
Ever wonder how chefs come up with menu prices? Or what goes into creating the dollar amount you see on menus and how exactly restaurants make their money? On this episode, the first of three, we examine the ever fluctuating cost of food itself. Please enjoy, and as always we enjoy your feedback and reviews.
Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett may be the hosts of the Edible Valley Podcast, but they are also fathers. This time of year, when the kids have all gone back to school, it’s easy to get caught in the habit of sending your kids to school with the same lunch, day after day. Tonight (with recurring guest, James McKerricher) we talk about all of the options with kids’ school lunches!
Lucky us! Tonight, we get to talk to Eduardo Uranga and Thierry Vrain (and Ivan Loubier) of the CCAC - The Community Created Agricultural Co-op. An ambitious venture - they aim to acquire agricultural land to grow pesticide and antibiotic free foods for 300 families. Listen in and see just how far they’ve come, how well planned and sourced this project is, and how you can still get involved before it’s too late!
Long table? Dinning downtown? What is going on? Well for the first time on Duncan ave we are setting up a long table and inviting other to join us to sample some of the fine food of the Comox Valley. Our own Chef Jonathan Frazier has created an menu and with Dawn Postnikoff organizing and Atlas cafes own Connie Earl beverage pairings this should be an amazing event.
Sunset on the Street Long Table Dinner Downtown Courtenay Sunday, September 17th 5:00 pm 4 Course Gourmet Din [...]
Today on the Edible Valley podcast we’re learning about bread and who better to learn from then the experts at Cake Bread. Jorden Marshall (owner) and Ian Harris (head baker/pastry chef). We learn what they are doing and the many products they carry.
With many kitchens and chefs being referred to as “old boy’s clubs”, Les Dames d’Escoffier is much needed organization supporting women in the food industry. We are lucky enough to have former guests Gaëtane Palardy and Lesley Stav (members of the local BC Chapter) join us to discuss some of the great benefits of this organization, its history, and its important future.
Check out their site at : https://www.lesdames.ca
A growing trend in the hospitality industry are pop-up restaurants or dinners. Darren and Jonathan examine some of their own experiences and adventures in this field. Our hope is to encourage you to get out and find some of these amazing meals that are in produced by some many talanted chefs.