Articles

Cooking the Cheaper Cuts

These are cold, lean months, and everyone is in financial recovery from the holidays. Cooking with the cheaper cuts of meat will help stretch your grocery dollar, while not compromising on any flavour. Drumsticks are typically the overlooked part of the chicken in the...

Chocolate and Spiced Beers

By David Nuttall As we head into the depths of winter, most of the people who don’t escape to the far south think of curling up to warm fires while enjoying hot beverages or wine. Very rarely does beer enter the picture. But hold on, isn’t hot cocoa and hot spiced rum...

Producer’s Story: Bear and the Flower

By Elizabeth Chorney-Booth One concern of many farmers in Alberta is whether or not younger generations will go into agriculture and carry on the tradition of the family farm. Christopher and Jessica Fasoli, the couple behind Bear and the Flower, a free range pork...

Long-Established Restaurants

By Linda Garson 70 new places to eat and drink opened in Calgary alone last year – it was an amazing year for foodies, lovers of wine, beer, cocktails, tea and coffee – you could have tried somewhere new every week and still not have visited them all. And there’s more...

Drinks of the Week

With credit card statements arriving any day soon, here are three very different red wines from different countries that share one thing – good value!  Paul Jaboulet Ainé Cotes-du-Rhone Biographie 2015, Tain l’Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France  Warm berry aromas greet...

Open That Bottle: Ivonne Martinez

By Linda Garson Photography by Ingrid Kuenzel Before privatization, Alberta had 209 liquor stores and about 2,000 products available, but now 25 years later, we have over 1,500 liquor stores, and about 25,000 products that any store can order. “Privatization has been...

Recipes

Off the Menu: Almond Shortbread

You know how chefs always tell you how easy something is to make, ”you just add this…” or “just whip us that”, which is fine if you’re a chef, and it’s second nature to you, but not so easy for us home enthusiast cooks. After running three pairing dinners in November...

Warming Whiskey Cocktails

By Linda GarsonPhotography by Ingrid Kuenzel It’s chilly out there and we’re entertaining, so it’s the perfect time to do things a little differently, to try something new - and impress our family and friends too. This month, we asked two Alberta restaurants known for...

Raspberry Financiers

Recipe courtesy of Jinnee Lu, Reinette Café & Patisserie  Some french desserts can feel fussy and unapproachable, but these mini raspberry almond cakes are a great place to start- light and moist with a crisp exterior, and packed with flavor....

Chocolate Tart

Recipe courtesy of Benjamin Griffon, Espresso Café  This dessert uses few ingredients, so quality of the chocolate and attention to detail really matter on this recipe. You can always jazz up this dessert with decorations like edible gold foil or chocolate truffle...

Orange Spiced Madeleines

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Stang, La Boule Patisserie & Bakery Try this delicious cardamom twist on a classic! If any of your madeleines don't come out just right, just remember: a little icing or a dusting of icing sugar can go a long way towards hiding blemishes....

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