Vancouver’s Rob Feenie Twice Defends and Holds His Iron Chef Title

Sourced from Cactus Club Cafe

In the frenzy of Iron Chef Canada’s Kitchen Stadium, Rob Feenie remained calm and focused on the five dishes that he and his team had to prepare with the just revealed “secret ingredient.” They had a mere 60 minutes to do so.

The inaugural season of Iron Chef Canada sees ten chefs from across the country compete against Canadian Iron Chefs, such as Vancouver’s Feenie, who oversees the food program and test kitchen of Cactus Club Cafe (various locations). Feenie has plans to feature some of the Iron Chef items on Cactus Club Cafe menus in the future so that diners can taste the winning creations.

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Vancouver’s Rob Feenie Twice Defends and Holds His Iron Chef Title

Give a taste of Vancouver with these 5 cookbooks

Rob Feenie with his wife, Michelle, at home. Photo courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre.

Rob Feenie with his wife, Michelle, at home. Photo courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre.

If you’re still hungry for gift ideas going into the final holiday stretch, we’ve got you covered. Vancouver has some of the best restaurants in the world, and luckily, local chefs are willing to share their recipes.

Here are five cookbooks that let you give a taste of the city to loved ones near and far. They’re all available online and at bookstores around town; try Barbara-Jo’s Books To Cooks (1740 West 2nd Avenue) for a good selection.

First, what does Rob Feenie, who rose to fame through Lumiere restaurant and is now executive chef at the Cactus Club Cafe, cook at home?

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Give a taste of Vancouver with these 5 cookbooks