Is Vancouver truly a city with international cousin? That is what I have set as my goal to find out. There are 26 letters in the English alphabet and there are no countries in the world starting with letters W and X. What about the remaining 24? I am visiting only one country per letter. Doing “Vancouver A-Z” is an attempt to discover whether Vancouver is as international as it claims to be and if those restaurants can offer a really unique experience. Whatever place I visit, I look for an authentic food and drink, to see how much it is possible to bring that authenticity to North American context.
To make it more interesting, I’ve doubled the challenge, combining gastronomic with poetic. Every country is accompanied with a poem in the same letter.
If you don’t see a poem underneath the gallery, that means that it is still “cooking.”
“O” was only for Oman, but obviously omitted, orbiting obscure objects with octopus, oysters, oranges, olives… observing and ogling our obsessions with only one option.
Openly and officially oppressed, we opted out for organizing other original and outstanding, less ominous or odd operations and opportunities, with less obstacles, less opposing, less optimal, but more ordinary or more original occurrence – onward with obligatory P. OK!
New nourishment neighbourhood
never nibbled on Nigerian.
Mr. No Name, not nearly native,
nerdy but noble,
notified about navigating the novelties.
No unnecessary, no nebulous networking
Narratives not negotiated,
Not negative, no nudging, no nagging,
nice, neat and nippy.
No-brainer. Nailed it!
We made a move to our mark.
A mid-twenties mortal,
a mankind-minding mademoiselle,
marketed her merchandise.
She mistakenly made a mess,
but we didn’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
Well-mannered, she mentioned a few munches
to mull over.
What did she mean?
Motivated, we made up our minds,
but miscalculated, too much of moreish meals.
moments of memories,
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean mapping
then modified, manipulated by military masterminds.
Migration, movements – misplaced.
mellow munching with muffled music,