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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...

A Chef-made Halloween Feast

A Chef-made Halloween Feast

By Silvia Pikal When Jenny Kang was growing up in South Korea, trick-or-treating and Halloween parties weren’t the norm. But the executive chef at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant knows how to make a good party spread. Kang is continuously creating new menus for the...

Mayor Naheed Nenshi on Supporting Calgary’s Food Scene

Mayor Naheed Nenshi on Supporting Calgary’s Food Scene

photo courtesy of James Best. As he heads into election day, hoping to be elected for a third term, Naheed Nenshi has been faced with a lot of tough questions to answer. It's hard not to follow along with this particular civic election, as the race has been a most...

Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Working With Brassicas

Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Working With Brassicas

Remember all those vegetables you hated as a kid? Brussels sprouts, cabbage, radishes… often fed to the dog or perhaps under a napkin on the side of your plate? Bringing back any memories? Brassicas (no, it’s not a type of musical instrument) are a group of healthy...

Learn to Spatchcock Poultry Easily

Learn to Spatchcock Poultry Easily

Don’t think you have time after work to roast a chicken for the family on a weeknight? Think again! Learn to master this easy technique and you’ll not only be more time-efficient in the kitchen, but feel a little more chef-y too! The French coined the term...

All About the 2017 Alberta Beverage Awards

All About the 2017 Alberta Beverage Awards

by TOM FIRTH, COMPETITION DIRECTOR photography by JASON DZIVER Whenever I talk about the Alberta Beverage Awards - whether with the trade, consumers, or even friends and family, I always talk about why we did it. Launching the competition means that summers are my...

2017 Alberta Beverage Awards Results

2017 Alberta Beverage Awards Results

About the 2017 Alberta Beverage Awards  Brown Ales Fruit Beers Rosé Gewürztraminer Mead Wheat Beers Rum Rye and Canadian Whisky Red Blends Cream Liqueurs Irish Whiskey Pinot Gris/Grigio Ciders Pale Ales Saisons Pinot Noir Malbec Brandy Red Single Varietals Wine...

Alberta Grocers’ Tips on Shopping Local

Alberta Grocers’ Tips on Shopping Local

Gone are the days of one-stop shopping for groceries at the nearest supermarket.   With an ever-increasing interest in supporting local producers, it has become quite common to seek out specialty grocers for your ingredients.   Whether this means picking up fresh...

Off The Menu: 4th Spot’s Moderno Bruschetta

Off The Menu: 4th Spot’s Moderno Bruschetta

Once tasted, never forgotten – this bruschetta is one of the best in Calgary. Everyone who tries it wants the recipe! Many thanks to 4th Spot and Spot On Executive Chef Trent Bochek for sharing his recipe for this super delicious and easy to prepare dish. ...

Book Review: ICON Flagship Wines

Book Review: ICON Flagship Wines

There is no doubt that British Columbia’s wines have come a very long way in a very short time, and John Schreiner has been there talking, writing about, and tasting B.C.’s wines since the 1980s. In ICON Flagship Wines from British Columbia’s Best Wineries, John...

Open That Bottle: Paul Rogalski

Open That Bottle: Paul Rogalski

"As far as being a chef goes, I just liked to eat! But everyone thought it was a good idea as they didn’t know what else to do with me,” says Chef Paul Rogalski of Calgary’s Rouge Restaurant. Food was always a large part of Rogalski’s family; his maternal grandfather...

5 Alberta beers to try at Oktoberfest

5 Alberta beers to try at Oktoberfest

5 must-try beers from Alberta breweries at Oktoberfest While my days are usually spent saturated in wine, there is something magical and almost exotic about Oktoberfest. Who doesn’t want to spend a day (experiencing culture of course) in a crowded beerhall while being...

A Renaissance in the making: 6 Must-Try Craft Ciders

A Renaissance in the making: 6 Must-Try Craft Ciders

Craft cider growing in popularity  by MARGAUX BURGESS Does it seem like cider is everywhere all of a sudden? You are not alone in thinking so – and with good reason! While we have not reached the pint per day pre-prohibition consumption of those who lived in...

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