Interview with Efrem (Eppy) Rappaport. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Eppy talks about the foods he ate growing up, and how he came to own the original Omnitsky Kosher in Winnipeg before opening more stores in Vancouver. He compares the Jewish and non-Jewish clientele in Vancouver to Winnipeg and discusses the difficulties of operating a kosher deli.
Interview with Adam Granot. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Adam talks about how his family came to open Breka, a chain of bakeries across Vancouver. He describes the challenges they faced in starting and growing the business, and reflects upon Vancouver's changing food scene.
Interview with Susan Mendelson. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Susan talks about her family's history, her upbringing in Toronto, and her first baking ventures in Vancouver. She became a regular on CBC Radio before eventually opening her own catering company, Lazy Gourmet. Susan talks extensively about her experiences in the business.
Interview with Leah Markovitch. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Leah describes the foods of her childhood and talks in depth about her bagel shop, Solly's Bagels. She recalls the start up and operation of their shop, the tweaking of Jewish recipes, and the changing population and food scene in Vancouver. Leah talks extensively about evolving Jewish cuisine, culture, and identity.
Interview with Mark Winrob. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Mark talks about his family's history, his childhood and career, and his extensive travels around the world. He introduced tapas to Vancouver through his restaurant, Las Tapas. Later on, Mark opened Fatso’s Barbecue and Smoke House and Smoking Crust later on. He describes each restaurant and reflects upon the changing food scene in Vancouver.
Interview with Jane Cherry. Interviewed by Alyssa Routtenberg for The Scribe, 2018. Jane talks about her father Sam's restaurants, including Fruit Bowl, Fish and Oyster Bar, and Love's Cafe. She describes each business's concept and menu, and discusses the shift in Vancouver's food scene.
Interview with Renee Kursan. Interviewed by Sara Bernstein. Renee talks about her family's history, her childhood, education, and her career as a nurse. She compares Jewish life in South Africa to Canada and discusses culture, race, and the Apartheid.
Interview with Marcena Croy. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Marcena talks about her and her late husband John Levine's (d. April 17, 2012) restaurants, including John's Pizzarama, Brother John's, Emilio's, The Butcher, and Broadway Cafe. Marcena talks about the concepts, timeline, and operation of these restaurants and reflects upon their role in developing the Vancouver food scene.
Interview with Carole Malkin. Interviewed by Jane Cherry for The Scribe, 2018. Carole talks about her family's history and their restaurants in Vancouver, including Skipper Seafoods, The Fish and Oyster Bar, and The Dollhouse. Carole talks about her childhood and involvement in the Jewish community, including United Synagogue Youth, Young Judea, and Camp Hatikvah.
Interview with Mark James. Interviewed by Alysa Routtenberg for The Scribe, 2018. Mark describes the role food played in his childhood, Vancouver's changing food scene, and his own transition from the clothing business to food. He talks about the restaurants and brewpubs he opened in Vancouver, including FIASCO, Flying Beaver, Yaletown Brewing Co., and Red Truck.