My Hometown

This past year is indeed, a marker in both the city’s history and my personal diary, remembering a myriad of momentous occasions.
It is now, at my favourite time of year, that I remember the wonderful reasons this city is so amazing and how grateful I am to be born and raised here.
We all know what happened in February, though I spent the month in Paris, collecting snow to send back home! I also used my time in Paris to finish a wee book, which I self- published in June. Six months to the date, and we are down to the end of the first printing (the book has recently been nominated in the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards, taking place early March 2011, in Paris). What a gratifying experience this has been for me, thank you Vancouver.
In September, I was inducted into the British Columbia Restaurant Hall of Fame as a Friend of the Industry, thank you Vancouver.
In November, I was asked to take part in the Global Civic Policy public salon, which allowed me to recite an accounting of my own personal journey with food. The wonderful thing about this salon is meeting so many intriguing people who aid in making our city unique. Thank you Vancouver.
And now, 2010 is wrapping up, like a great big Christmas present. It is lovely to see so many of you, coming to the shop to share your year and happy memories with us.

All of us, wish
You and yours, the
Very best this
Holiday season.

Barbara-jo, Mark, Barb, Lawren, Bethany, Carol, Joan, Glenys, Adrienne, Cath