January has nothing to do with diets and exercise

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Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns with 17 days of culinary events to create your own delicious dining experiences around the city. Photo: Tourism Vancouver.

The holidays are over, and while some of you may be thinking more about your new workout routine and shedding those few extra pounds, we’ve got our minds on one thing and one thing only: food! January has no shortage of foodie events in Vancouver and here’s a few we think are worth checking out.

The Food Truck Festival returns every Saturday in January at The Vancouver Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium. Check out up to five new food trucks every week, each offering up their own unique “market menu item” for you try, using products found at the Winter Market itself. Visit each week to vote on your favourite new food truck as well as your favourite market menu item. The winning food trucks will be included in the summer market line-up.

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to learn more about wine? Check out Wall Centre Fine Spirits‘ wine seminar on Thursday, January 6, 2014 for an introduction to Italian Wines. This amazing event will discuss three gorgeous Italian red wines and Prosecco. Learn from Annie Lau, one of Vancouver’s best known wine agents as she passionately talks about Italy, their wines, and arms you with enough information to impress people at your next party.

Tourism Vancouver’s popular Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns on January 17, 2014. Choose from hundreds of restaurants, a 17 day calendar of culinary events and dozens of hotel options to create your own delicious dining experiences around the city.

Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns with 17 days of culinary events to create your own delicious dining experiences around the city.

Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns with 17 days of culinary events to create your own delicious dining experiences around the city. Photo: Tourism Vancouver.

Chef Joel Ochsendorf launches his new underground dinner company Oxtale, with a special launch event on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Serving local, organic and seasonal fare, the evening will include a wine reception, mouth-watering three course dinner, silent auction, and prizes.  All proceeds benefit Empowering Kids In Uganda, a charity that supports children born into captivity of the Lord’s Resistance Army who have returned unaccompanied.

Join food writer and cookbook author Chef Dez on January 30, 2014 for a fun and interactive evening at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in Maple Ridge. Lean how to prepare a variety of soups and chowders, including his grandma’s German Potato Soup.

The second installment of the FARMACIE long table dinner series takes place Friday, January 31, 2014. Proceeds from this evening will be donated to Quest and Backpack Buddies, a local non-profit that supports families that encounter food insecurity. Join top chef Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen, who will be working with other local food lovers to excite and satisfy your taste buds.

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