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Welcome to the Edible Valley podcast, where we explore the vibrant world of food through the lens of local farms, kitchens, and culinary adventures. Join us for engaging conversations, interviews, and food tips as we uncover the delicious secrets of our Edible Valley. From farm-to-table experiences to mouthwatering recipes, satisfy your craving with us.
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In Episode 236 of The Edible Valley Podcast, Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer delve into staying cool and nourished during the summer heat with refreshing foods and drinks. Explore the benefits of hydrating fruits and vegetables, and discover easy recipes like cucumber mint coolers, watermelon salads, and Greek yogurt parfaits. Learn how …
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Join Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer in Episode 235 of "The Edible Valley Podcast" as they dive into the 2024 BC Seafood Festival held at Mount Washington in the Comox Valley. This event marks the 16th anniversary of the largest seafood festival in Western Canada. The Comox Valley, known for producing over 50% of British Columbia's shell…
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In this episode of the Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer bring you highlights from the Culinary Federation's 61st National Conference in Edmonton. They discuss key workshops on sustainable agriculture and food waste, along with exciting culinary competitions. The recent Food Fest at the Farmer's Market is also featu…
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In Episode 232 of The Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer embark on a culinary journey to explore the vibrant flavors of spring. From seasonal vegetables and foraged finds to spring-inspired recipes and cooking tips, they dive deep into the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Join them as they share their passion fo…
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In Episode 232 of The Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier, William Stringer and special guest Blayne Prowse delve into the art of zero-waste cooking. Exploring mindful eating and sustainable living, they uncover ways to reduce food waste and packaging waste in the kitchen. From transforming leftovers into flavorful soups to repurposi…
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In this episode of The Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer take a deep dive into the essential tool of every chef's arsenal: knives. From discussing the different types of knives commonly used in the kitchen to offering tips on proper grip, safety practices, and maintenance techniques, they provide invaluable ins…
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In Episode #230 of "The Edible Valley Podcast," hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer delve into the vibrant world of tailgate traditions. After surviving Super Bowl in Los Vegas Chef Jonathan wanted to discuss the joys of tailgating. From its humble beginnings to its evolution into elaborate pre-game parties, they explore the origins, c…
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In Episode 229 of The Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer delve into the fascinating world of oysters, focusing on their significance in Pacific Northwest cuisine and the unique farming methods used in Vancouver Island. From discussing the rich history of oysters in the region to exploring the pristine waters sur…
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In this episode of "The Edible Valley Podcast," Chefs Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer dish out the latest culinary trends of 2024. Are you diving into unconventional delights like "Snacks for Dinner" or embracing the rise of "Nonalcoholic Spirits and Wine"? Join the hosts as they explore the innovative realms of "Plant-Based Cuisine," the all…
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In Episode 227 of "The Edible Valley Podcast," hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer unwrap the essence of Christmas in a culinary extravaganza. Delving into practical tips for seasonal menu planning, the episode navigates through the art of creating classic Christmas dishes. From traditional roasts to delectable desserts, they unravel t…
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In this episode of “The Edible Valley Podcast," Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer, both fathers, share their unique perspectives on navigating babyhood. Despite not being experts, their insights stem from personal experiences. William, currently caring for an infant, delves into the challenges of introducing solids and balancing nutrition.…
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Today in our latest episode William Stringer and Chef Jonathan Frazier, dive deep into the world of restaurant tipping. Join us as we unravel the history, dos and don'ts, and the intriguing reasons behind the increasing percentages. From calculating the perfect tip to exploring global tipping customs, we serve up a delectable discussion on this oft…
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William Stringer, a seasoned food critic, and Chef Jonathan, an acclaimed culinary expert, engaged in a lively conversation about menus. They delved into the intricacies of this essential restaurant element. Chef Jonathan explained the significance of a menu as a reflection of a restaurant's identity, showcasing its culinary expertise. They discuss…
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Better late than never. In this exciting podcast episode, Chef Jonathan and his partner Erin embark on a culinary adventure to the breathtaking Niagara Falls for the 60th Annual Culinary Federation National Conference. As they journey to this picturesque destination, they encounter not only culinary delights but also the natural beauty of the falls…
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CSA's (community supported agriculture) or just 'farm boxes' are a great way to help your local farmers and yourself, with the freshest local produce available. This week Jon and William welcome Arzeena from Amara Farms back to the show and Courtney from Peas and Love Produce. We discuss how you can get involved with your local Comox Valley farm, h…
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Lesley Stav is the President of an organisation that provides leadership, education and certification on North Vancouver Island. Their work runs through every aspect of the Comox Valley‘s food scene, often behind the scenes and and unsung , this week we shine a light on the North Vancouver Island Chefs Association.…
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We are back! In this ‘3-3-1’ episode, your ‘3’ presenters Jonathan, Darren and William are back together! We also have 3 great guests, and 1 HUGE suprise! Join us for one episode of the Edible Valley Podcast you cant afford to miss! Locals at the Old House stays Local When Chef Ronald and Tricia St Pierre started Locals 13 years ago, they set out t…
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Restaurants are the places that we spend some greatest moments of our lives, birthdays, graduations, or our weekly get together with friends. They have seemingly always been there to ensure the important moments in our lives are celebrated and enjoyed without having to do the dishes! In this show Jon, Darren and William discuss how restaurants came…
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Williams getting married! The perfect time to talk about the unbelievably large list of food related tasks that need to get done; from questions to ask the caterer, to steps you can take to minimise things going wrong. Its time to put your dancing shoes on as we jive into the world of wedding food!By The Edible Valley Podcast
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This week we celebrate a British classic, fish and chips! This seemingly simple dish has a deceptively long and complicated past and has spread its influence across the world. From its Southern European roots hundreds of years ago to the commonwealth classic of today; we break down fish and chips from the batter and type of fish to the potato and f…
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From its humble beginnings in Italy, Mac and Cheese has long taken over North American kitchens; but far from being just a ‘Kraft dinner’ staple, the humble Mac and Cheese has now taken on a new life and reaches every further into the gourmet aisle. This week Jonathan, Darren and William explore what it really takes to make a good Mac and Cheese, a…
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Our listeners asked for it, and now we are doing it, this show is about BURGERS. Everybody likes burgers right? But are all burgers equal? In this episode of the Edible Valley Podcast we break down to the minutest detail everything that makes a good burger, from the protein, the best cut of meat, the bread, sauces and even toppings. This episode wi…
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Welcome to this second episode of The Edible Valley Podcast with Gerry Pattison of Pattison farm. In this episode we talk about organic farming , the rewards and challenges of this farming practice. Some may have said in the beginning this would be a fad, but we are lucky to learn some of the tricks of the trade that have help this farm long runnin…
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After a trip to the local grocery store, Darren asks the question “What’s up with climbing food prices?” Jonathan, Darren and William dive into this one and on this episode we spend time talking about some of the effects that are driving up prices. We discuss from pandemics to wars and all the things in between. We try and answer what is happening …
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Chef Jonathan and Darren are on location at Pattison Farms for today's episode. Gerry (the owner) takes us through the wonderful history of the farm, and the various trials and tribulations traversed to get to where the farm is today - one of the valley's most cherished and venerated farms!By The Edible Valley Podcast
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In this weeks episode Chef Jonathan, Darren and William explore the latest food trends that are set to take 2022 by storm, from Micro-greens to the latest immune boosting ingredients backed by science, even reinventing classic dishes - this weeks show is peppered by insight, tips and tricks to help you stay ahead of the trends!…
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On this episode of The Edible Valley Podcast, chef Jonathan Frazier sits down with third year apprentice Miguel Varela to discuss the levels and training in the cooking profession. They discuss the current three year cooks apprenticeship program to become a red seal as well as certified chef and master chef programs. Join us as we learn more about …
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I’ve had a plan to get back in shape for quite some time. For the last five years or so I’ve slowly added a few pounds every trip around the sun, and now it’s noticeably impeding my enjoyment of life. As I set about to take this seriously, Covid hit. Talk about bad timing. I was instantly in survival mode, and brushed my big plan aside. As everythi…
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We had such an enjoyable time today with esteemed Chef Stephanie (or 'Chefanie', as her friends and colleagues call her). Listen in to how this Montreal native fell in love with food, coastal living, and B.C. - and how the pursuit of those loves impacted and informed her unorthodox, amazing, and enviable career in food! Cheffanie thrives on reconne…
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On this episode, Chef Jonathan ask the question what does it take to be a chef? It’s one thing to cook it’s another thing to be the one in charge. If this interest you then join with us as we explore the world of culinary arts and the rewarding career that comes along with it. I guess it’s time to tattoo up and show off those cuts and burns we are …
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Its finally here, the 200th episode of the Edible Valley Podcast. With the 10th anniversary on the horizon, Jon, Darren and William discuss some of the standout highlights from the last 10 years, covering the most memorable guests and lessons learnt. With some spoilers about the next 10 years, this is a podcast not to be missed. Join us, as we expl…
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In this tip-packed episode, Jonathan, Darren and William will guide you though the biggest pitfalls of Christmas meals. From when to begin preparation, to surprisingly simple hacks that can take your turkey to the next level, if you are hosting a big festive meal or just a small gathering, this is a must listen!…
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Hoarding! or is it Panic buying? or stocking up? Whats the difference and should you do it? In this episode Jonathan, Darren and William delve into the effects of panic buying, how you can stock up sustainably, what to buy, when, and how to store it. Food shortages can occur anywhere, for many reasons, this episide will ensure that whereever you ar…
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The exuberant and lovely Maya Varela sits in today to tell us all about her amazing vegetarian meal service, L.I.V.E. As a Red Seal Chef, she’s delivering high end cuisine to your doorstep - which has been incredibly well-received. Listen in as we walk through her first year+ of starting a new business during such adverse times. Facebook : Locally …
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It's that time of year again where food preservation is on everyone's mind. We're gathering and harvesting the last of our summer bounty to store through the winter. Today's episode touches on the pros and cons of all of the major food preservation techniques - and a special guest weighs in with some great tips!…
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Hey Everyone! In this episode ,we were both rapt with attention as Logan had so much incredible information to share. The episode is packed with tidbits and insights about where we are headed as a community in seaweed farming, harvesting, and consuming. I genuinely cannot wait to have back on the show next year to check in with all of the developme…
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Jonathan, Darren and William explore the world of grilling in this informative episode! From choosing the right item to grill, to preparing your barbecue for action, to common mistakes that can easily be avoided, this quick step by step ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ guide will set you up for success on your grill this summer.…
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Who better to redefine 'pizza' than the very farmer who grows/raises the ingredients? In this episode Jonathan, Darren and William meet with Jim from Jackknife Pizza. Jim has embarked on a journey to challenge our view of pizza by throwing out the playbook and starting from scratch. From aging the Pizza dough, tossing out the standbys, to a complet…
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