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Olivia Bevan

Olivia Bevan has a passion for writing, marketing and competitive martial arts.  She is originally from northern England.

Serious Foodie: basic training at the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver

These weren’t complicated, unrealistic dishes that belonged only on menus in fancy restaurants. They were versatile enough to suit any gathering at any table---from raucous families to candle-lit coup