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Open That Bottle: Roger Mooking

Open That Bottle: Roger Mooking

“You know when you ask little kids, what do you want to be when you grow up? My aunt did that when I was three years old, and without blinking I said, “I’m going to be a chef,” laughs Roger Mooking. In 1979, the Mooking family left their native Trinidad for a new life...

Celebrating Canada’s Brewing Culture

Celebrating Canada’s Brewing Culture

One might say craft beer is really taking off these days — but that would be a massive understatement. Alberta alone has more than 50 breweries slated to open within the next 18 months, and that doesn’t count those already open. This is truly exciting, though it is...

Canadian Wine: Raising A Glass To Canadian Terroir

Canadian Wine: Raising A Glass To Canadian Terroir

It wasn’t all that long ago when Canadian wine actually wasn’t very good. Now I can hear indignation, but for a long time — even before Canada was Canada — there’s been winemaking on these shores. From the Nordic legacy when “Vineland” was colonized by Nordic...

Culinary Road Trips: Southern Alberta

Culinary Road Trips: Southern Alberta

Now that summer is upon us, our minds turn to fresh air, sunshine and perhaps a road trip or two - especially to towns within easy reach if you have kids or visitors. Alberta has excellent pit stops – or make them your destination!   Drumheller Better known for...

Wines of Summer: 11 Rosés to Try

Wines of Summer: 11 Rosés to Try

It’s a shame that some wines just can’t shake a reputation. Take rosé for example – these wines really hit mainstream when white zinfandel captured imaginations and palates in the 1980’s. Sweet or off-dry if you are being generous, the wine was anything but serious,...

Alberta’s Twin Cities: A Snapshot Of Food Culture

Alberta’s Twin Cities: A Snapshot Of Food Culture

By Dan Clapson & Robyn MacLean While most towns, cities, provinces, and states have a “twin,” many people have never heard of the concept of twin cities. Twinning cities was first introduced after the Second World War in an effort to mend diplomatic relationships,...

Alberta Eats: A Culinary History

Alberta Eats: A Culinary History

Think of food, and then think of Alberta. What comes to mind? You can be from a rocky mountain town, bustling city centre, or a ranch, but the answer is usually the same: beef, beef and more beef. Or maybe throw some grains in there, too. While Alberta is the second...

Canadian Cocktails Reworked

Canadian Cocktails Reworked

As we’re celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday this month, we asked two Alberta mixologists to let us have their take on Canadian classic cocktails that we can make at home. Christina Mah Klein / Harris, Calgary Developed in 1969, this Calgary flagship cocktail captures...

7 Reasons to Celebrate Alberta Food & Drink

7 Reasons to Celebrate Alberta Food & Drink

Spirit Hills Congratulations to Foothills winery, Spirit Hills, whose award winning honey wines are on their way to Japan to be sold in top department stores and served in 5-star hotels and restaurants. To celebrate the success, Premier Notley toasted with Spirit...

Celebrating Historic Alberta Food Spots

Celebrating Historic Alberta Food Spots

It’s a big month for Canada. After all, it’s not everyday you turn 150! And while Alberta’s restaurant scene isn’t quite that old (yet…), we figured of all months, June would be the most appropriate to celebrate some important provincial meal milestones as well. The...

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Edmonton Treasure Hunt!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Edmonton Treasure Hunt!

It's back! Our sold out inaugural Culinaire Edmonton Treasure Hunt was so popular last year, we’re starting early to prepare for it again this year. This great Edmonton culinary race will challenge you, test your speed and ability at solving trivia questions, and may...

Open That Bottle: Martin Gunson

Open That Bottle: Martin Gunson

“Working with Big Rock I was exposed to the brave new world of craft and artisanal, though we didn’t call it that then as those words weren’t invented yet,” says Martin Gunson, Eau Claire Distillery’s Vice President of Sales. Gunson was born in Stettler, and spent his...

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