V.I.A. Podcast Ep. 26: Mijune Pak of Top Chef Canada and Vancouver’s Follow Me Foodie


This week on the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast we sit down for a tasty talk with Mijune Pak, who has just wrapped up her second season serving as a permanent judge on TV’s Top Chef Canada. Pak is also known for her blog Follow Me Foodie (and her social media) for her globetrotting pursuit of all things wonderful to eat.

Hosts Lindsay William-Ross and Adam Nanji (filling in for Bob Kronbauer) grill the world class foodie on everything from what it’s like eating two five course meals at the same time on camera to her infamous “resting bitch face” (which we saw none of when she came to our studio!).

Mijune Pak (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome)

Oh, and this voracious food lover also dishes on how she managed to eat at 54 restaurants in one month, on top of all she had to eat as a Top Chef Canada judge. And don’t miss Pak’s picks for some of her “guilty pleasure” eats; you’ll never think of one fast food item the same again!

Plus, Lindsay and Adam kick things off this week with a look back at the 25 of the most awesome photos of Vancouver and a special Instagram-iversary we’re celebrating at V.I.A. Then there is a whole lotta talk about donuts, including Vancouver’s donut rivalry: Cartems or Lucky’s.

Mijune Pak is sixth from the right in this photo of Top Chef Canada Season 6 chefs and host/judges (Photo: Corus Entertainment/Food Network Canada)

Find out which donuts your hosts love most, why they’re both kind of nerding out about Vancouver’s rail history lately, and what Mijune Pak says makes Vancouver so awesome.

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Show notes for Ep. 26





Produced and hosted by Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer.
Additional support from Adam Nanji and Melissa Shaw.
Our Associate Producer is Albert Van Santvoort.
We record in the studio at Glacier Media, 303 West 5th Avenue in Mt Pleasant.
Theme song is Vancouver BC by The Smugglers ©1990, available on iTunes.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom