Archive | BC food businesses

Nabob Foods

Nabob Foods Nabob Foods is a BC company!  This surprising fact was brought to our attention in a recent Culinary Historians of Canada post.  The next couple of blogs will focus on the rise, fall and rise again of Nabob. In 1896 Nabob Foods was founded by Robert Kelly and Frank Douglas in Vancouver, BC […]

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Butchers of Barkerville

Butchers of Barkerville By guest blogger Ken Mather, author of several books on pioneer and ranching history, including Trail North, Ranch Tales, and the most recent Stagecoach North. Ken has worked in curatorial, management and research positions at Historic O’Keefe Ranch, Hat Creek Ranch, and Barkerville.   As I wrote in a previous blog, the […]

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Joel Palmer: Pioneer Provisioner in British Columbia

Joel Palmer: Pioneer Provisioner in British Columbia By guest blogger Ken Mather, author of several books on pioneer and ranching history, including Trail North, Ranch Tales and the most recent Stagecoach North. Ken has worked in curatorial, management and research positions at Hat Creek Ranch, Historic O’Keefe Ranch and Barkerville.   Joel Palmer was born […]

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Buy Local – Buy BC

Buy Local – “Buy BC”, “Buy Canadian” In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded by our provincial government to support local restaurants, farmers, and food producers,  arguing that Buy BC is important for the economic and social well being of individuals and the country.[i] Additionally, the federal government, worried about consumers becoming […]

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Hogan’s Alley-Vie’s Chicken and Steak House

Hogan’s Alley- Vie’s Chicken and Steak House In January 2014 in honour of Black History month Canada Post issued a commemorative stamp celebrating Hogan’s Alley in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood. [i]  If you live in Vancouver, you may be familiar with the initiative to restore Hogan’s Alley, the unofficial name for Park Lane. The alley ran […]

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