How to test meat for doneness

One of the questions I’m asked frequently is, “How do I know when it’s done?” My answer is to buy an instant-read thermometer and use these recommendations for meats and fish. Vancouver Sun – Food

Budget dining: The Diamond shines brighter with a menu overhaul

The six degrees of separation theory is especially true when it comes to restaurants. Josh Pape, co-owner of The Diamond, a second-floor perch above Maple Tree Square, also owns Wildebeest with co-owner James Iranzad, who owns Abigail’s Party and a street cart, Cartel Taco. Vancouver Sun – Food

The new breed butcher

Some might call David Ritzer an on-trend butcher. Au contraire. He’s as old-fashioned as they come. “What I’m doing is nothing different than what butchers used to do. The commercial meat industry changed everything in the mid-1950s. Before that, you used to be able to go to a butcher shop and see them breaking down…