A taste of India, made in Pemberton – meeting Nidhi of Nidhi’s Cuisine

If you’re hankering for organic, locally sourced vegetarian cuisine around Pemberton, you don’t have to look any further than Nidhi’s Cuisine. And thanks to Nidhi, you don’t have to go to Kashmir to enjoy Pemberton produce with an Iranian and Muslim twist. As the weekly Farmers Market winds down, Nidhi Raina will showcase her food … Continue reading


16 Farms, 50 Vendors, Food, Art, Love. Slow Food Cycle – the Vendors List.

Taste of the Potato Nation

Pick up (or download) the summer issue of Taste magazine from the BC Liquor Store for a series of North Arm Farm inspired recipes featuring fingerling potatoes, fresh dill and chives, and local beef and root vegetables. Here’s the recipe for FINGERLING POTATO SALAD WITH BUTTERMILK DRESSING AND FRESH HERBS if you are inspired to try … Continue reading

Party on with the Rootdown pig and the Foodlovers

Chef Maxim Ridorossi and Pastry Chef Jenna Dashney are the Foodlovers Cooking Company.  They have made their home in the Pemberton Valley after years of travel: Maxim refined his skills in some of Canada’s finest restaurants (Toronto’s North 44, Vancouver’s West, Victoria’s Café Brio, Sooke Harbour House, the King Pacific Lodge) and Jenna learned chocolatiering in Paris, … Continue reading

Flower Power in full force at Pemberton’s Bathtub Gardens

Meet the newest addition to Pemberton’s farming community, the flower growers. We discovered them through a fresh bouquet at Mt Currie Coffee Co and followed our nose to the sweetest smelling harvest in the Valley and discovered a couple of real romantics. Who is Bathtub Gardens? Samuel Casavant and Calida Grymaloski. How long have you … Continue reading

Mile One brings the hundred mile diet to the table

What happens when a couple with combined 30 years of experience in fine dining, at front of house (her) and back of house (him) get tired of commuting to work and decide to set up shop in their own neighbourhood? Well, dinner just got good. When Chef Randy Jones and his wife Cindy Yu opened … Continue reading

Bikes and Food. That’s how the Slow Food Cycle works.

Back in 2005, an event was dreamed up to let people see what Pemberton was all about. (Jack Christie writes the Untold Story of the original Slow Food Cycle in the Straight.) Now attracting thousands of riders, the “peloton of pleasure seekers” has also been voted one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s top 20 travel-worthy … Continue reading

Your crash course in the August 21 Pemberton Slow Food Cycle Sunday

Real food. Real people. Real fun.

Highway to foodlovers’ heaven

First, your soundtrack for the following post: And now, a special announcement from Michael McCarthy of the Province:  Pemberton is heaven for food lovers. In an feature in today’s paper, McCarthy recounts the strange conundrum of Pemberton: a rustic agricultural outpost that is becoming a destination for the food-savvy, for those who appreciate wild rose … Continue reading

Best Place in North America to cruise for hippie chicks

Pemberton, BC, is hogging the headlines this summer, and that’s okay. Seattle’s Dan Kostrzewski features the Slow Food Cycle ride (alongside Dave Steers’ lush photography) as one of the season’s top trips for the summer 2011 issue of Mountain magazine. Dan joined a media visit last summer that took a bike through BC’s organic boom-town, … Continue reading