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Jan/Feb Cover: Behind The Scenes

Jan/Feb Cover: Behind The Scenes

As the mastermind behind our Jan/Feb cover, our friend Jeremy Fokkens (jeremyfokkens.com) takes us behind the scenes as he shoots this delicious chocolaty cover!

Hot chocolate, meet alcohol

Hot chocolate, meet alcohol

For many Canadians, hot chocolate brings back childhood memories of skating and making snowmen, but now we’re grown up it’s the perfect spiked drink for our Netflix binge and outdoors. Two Alberta chefs and mixologists have shared their delicious recipes here for us...

Sweet Treats To Make Over The Holiday Break

Sweet Treats To Make Over The Holiday Break

I suspect that December is my favourite time of year to get into my kitchen and bake because I can gift all the goodies to my friends and family after trying out the tidbits myself. There’s nothing better than baking up a few dozen cookies, satiating your sweet tooth...

Chefs Tips and Tricks: Working With Puff Pastry

Chefs Tips and Tricks: Working With Puff Pastry

Whether it’s the cold, the holidays or you’ve finally accepted the winter weight that mysteriously appears around your midriff during the chilliest months of the year, December is a time to indulge.   And what’s more indulgent than a puff...

Cookbook Review: Lure by Ned Bell

Cookbook Review: Lure by Ned Bell

Caveat: I love fish and have been lucky enough to eat fish my whole life, so any book heralding fish is good for me.    30 years ago we didn’t know that there was, or could be, a problem with sustainability of any species. As worldwide consumption of fish has...

3 Alberta Initiatives Addressing Food Insecurity

3 Alberta Initiatives Addressing Food Insecurity

It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday at the downtown kitchen of Brown Bagging For Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK), and a group of 15 volunteers have just made 371 turkey sandwiches and 212 tuna sandwiches. They’re smiling as they leave the kitchen, even though they must be exhausted...

Giving And Getting:  Reverse Advent Calendar

Giving And Getting: Reverse Advent Calendar

A few Novembers ago, an empty wine box on my kitchen table gave me an idea. Rather than buy (or make — who has time?) a traditional advent calendar, with waxy chocolates or tiny gifts we don’t really need more of, why not count down to the holidays in reverse,...

10 Varieties Of Rice And How To Use Them

10 Varieties Of Rice And How To Use Them

Maybe you remember rice showering down on you at your wedding or the first time you tried to cook it on your own and the big gooey mess that followed. Whether the memory leaves you with a smile or a scowl, the rice you pictured in your mind is probably basic white...

Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Using Dried Spices

Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Using Dried Spices

The days of dusty spice cabinets filled with questionable jars of garlic powder, stale chilli flakes, and maybe some expired Italian seasoning are long gone. Spices in all forms, from sweet to savoury, have made a huge resurgence in the past few years, and home cooked...

Open That Bottle: Margaux Burgess

Open That Bottle: Margaux Burgess

“One of the most important things to me is to be able to offer more educational opportunities, because if the trade is able to learn more, they can better share their knowledge with consumers,” says wine consultant, Margaux Burgess. Originally from Nova Scotia,...

Five Great Spots to Study, Sip and Snack in Alberta

Five Great Spots to Study, Sip and Snack in Alberta

There’s no shortage of trendy coffee shops in Alberta, but what if you’re looking for a study spot serving up more than just coffee and lemon loaf? Here are five of our favourite spots to cram for exams — there’s no shame in cramming in some great food and maybe a...

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