chowtimes.com Turns One


We want to interrupt the Atlanta Trip Series with a little celebration of our own …

Suanne and I can’t believe it has been a year since we started blogging — time does fly when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? We had never expected this blog to be what it is today and, more so, we did not anticipate being able to blog almost everyday since day one. Let`s see … we have blogged a total of 370 entries in all since January 5th, 2006.

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So to celebrate, I bought a cheesecake from Le Bonbon. Suanne had declared that Le Bonbon has simply the best cheesecakes she had found so far. Suanne once blogged about them before here.

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I am not much of a cheesecake fan myself. Trying this for the first time, I must say I was bowled over by this creamy rich cheesecake and the soft texture of the cake. It is so soft that it practically melts in my mouth.

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Well, chowtimes.com had a little surprise birthday gift. You see, Suanne noticed that there were quite a number of hits on our blog today from a link from the Georgia Straight. As she followed the link, she was somewhat shocked to see that chowtimes.com was mentioned in the Vancouver’s entertainment weekly.

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On the way home from work, I stopped by Future Shop and picked up a stack of the papers. I don’t know what I am actually gonna do with them all but hey …

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So there it was … 1 paragraph describing chowtimes. It was in the Best Eats column by Angela Murrills on page 49. That … is our 15 seconds of fame!!🙂 BTW, Angela, thanks for the good words in the article. Glad you enjoyed reading our blog.

OH YEAH … WE FORGOT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OTHERS, IN PARTICULAR THE LADIES IN THE VARIOUS COOKING CLUBS IN RICHMOND. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT WITHOUT THESE DELICIOUS RECIPES, WE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BLOG AS OFTEN AS WE WANTED. WE LEARNED ABOUT FOOD THE MOST FROM THESE LADIES.

Anyway, I thought I reproduce the chowtimes paragraph below and include the links of the entries that we posted in 2006:

“By far the most engaging is one I?ve been lurking on for the past year. I?m not alone. People in 127 other countries have logged on to www.chowtimes.com/ to see what this Richmond family has been cooking and eating. New Canadians from Southeast Asia, they?re a cool antidote to Vancouver?s feverish mainstream-restaurant scene. Read the archives and you?ll learn the location of Vietnamese subs close to the airport, share trips to Singapore and Malaysia, find out about secret blackberry patches, collect recipes galore (clear instructions and terrific step-by-step photography), and ?eat? at scads of small, mostly Asian places that you might otherwise never have known about. There?s a big world of on-line dining out there, so in ?07, resolve to broaden yours beyond Kits and the Drive.”

15 thoughts on “chowtimes.com Turns One

  1. Happy Birthday and Congrats! I didn’t realise the blog is only one year old. Well done Ben & Suanne – I look forward more yummy food pics…🙂

  2. Congrats..!! Ben & Suanne..! i’ve enjoyed your blog tremendously.. although i am in the other side of Canada.. with no chinese food..!! But it’s great to read about all your food adventures..!

  3. That is just so cool!! Congrats! You got the recognition you deserved. Keep at it guys! You’ve brought so much entertainment, information and enjoyment to many people around the world! Happy 1st birthday!!

  4. Thanks everyone for the congratulations. Well, it is not an ARTICLE … more correctly put, it is a PARAGRAPH! LOL! Anyway, that paragraph meant a big deal to us … yes siree!

    Hi Jenny: Fixed that … you are right and thanks for pointing that out!

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