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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: 

Thanksgiving healthy eating with brussel sprouts

How to make brussels sprouts taste good this Thanksgiving

Brussels sprouts have built up a bad reputation, but here are a few ideas on how to dress them up for Thanksgiving and make them taste delicious.

Valentine's Day: seven most romantic Vancouver restaurants

The countdown to the most overhyped romantic day of the year begins. Book your Valentine's Day dinner now before it's too late.

Edible Christmas gift guide

Before you run out to Starbucks to grab a giftcard for the teacher, give one of these delicious edible gifts a try. They're tasty, thoughtful, unique and best of all, cheap.
Things to do and eat this Christmas in Vancouver

Christmas in Vancouver: top 5 things to eat and do

We're getting down to the final weeks of the Christmas holidays, make sure to check out these can't-miss Vancouver Christmas events and meals!
One-pot turkey chili and smoked cheddar corn muffins

Winter recipe for one-pot turkey chili and smoked cheddar corn muffins

Lazy Sunday? Spice it up with some delicious and simple one-pot turkey chili and a side of savoury smoked cheddar corn muffins.

Delicious pumpkin recipes

Got some left over pumpkin? Give this delicious and unique recipe from Chef Ben Kiely a try: Pumpkin Ale Beignets.

Haunted places to eat and play for Halloween in Vancouver

The spookiest places to eat in Vancouver and where to get your fill of Halloween scares this October.
Take time to enjoy fall with all the Vancouver food events

Autumn's top food events

Embrace fall and take some time to enjoy all the best Vancouver food and drink events this fall.
Snow skin mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Guide to the mooncake

Mooncake Festival, and the truth about the mooncake.
How much food do you need to feed 2,500 passengers for seven days?

Inside the kitchens of the cruise ship Sapphire Princess

How do you go about feeding 2,500 hungry travellers on a cruise ship? Check out these amazing dishes served on board the Sapphire Princess.