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South America:The New Old

South America:The New Old

Old world, new world. Such common wine terms, but what do they mean? Old world (European) style wines are typically earthier, lighter, more firm and food friendly. The new world styles (anywhere else) boast pure fruit, bigger body, softer edges and go down easier on...

Wine Opening 101: Finding the Perfect Corkscrew

Wine Opening 101: Finding the Perfect Corkscrew

Sure, Winston Zeddemore wasn’t talking about corkscrews when he said that in Ghostbusters, but having the right tools for the job is just as important in enjoying fine wine, and perhaps the knowledge of what you like and why. Corkscrews and wine openers come in a...

The perfect D-I-Y Calgary Poutine Week restaurant crawl

The perfect D-I-Y Calgary Poutine Week restaurant crawl

Looking back to its humble beginnings in 2011, many people might not know that Calgary Poutine Week started out simply as a poutine pub crawl (of sorts). One bus full of excited foodies were led by Calgary Poutine founder and social media maven, Karen Richards, all...

The Wines of Trentino-Alto Adige

The Wines of Trentino-Alto Adige

Amidst the spectacular slopes of the Dolomites lies one of Italy’s most distinctive wine regions, Trentino-Alto Adige. Driving north from Verona, the Dolomite mountains suddenly envelop you, bathed in sunshine. The plains at the base of the mountains are typically...

Perk Up With Seven Local Roasters

Perk Up With Seven Local Roasters

For coffee lovers, the days of grabbing a bag of corporate pre-ground coffee from the grocery store have long passed — coffee fanatics are looking for ethically sourced, locally roasted beans with character and deep flavour. Independent coffee roasters are popping up...

Kitchen Gadgets: 12 Chefs Lend Perspectives

Kitchen Gadgets: 12 Chefs Lend Perspectives

Whether you’re a Red Seal Chef or just like to impersonate Gordon Ramsay at home, every cook has a list of do-or-die kitchen gadgets. We interviewed 12 Alberta chefs and culinary experts to find out which of these tools were kitchen crucials, or a waste of good...

Making The Case For Argentina’s Vinous Treasures

Making The Case For Argentina’s Vinous Treasures

Sure, anyone reasonably knowledgeable about wine knows that Argentina is best known for malbec. That easy to pronounce, barbecue-friendly, and big red grape is a noble grape to hang a reputation on. But some of the most interesting wines coming from Argentina, have...

Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Easter Dinner

Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Easter Dinner

There’s nothing quite like gathering around a table with your loved ones, particularly during a holiday. But planning and executing a show-stopping lineup for your Easter feast can be a stressful undertaking — even confident home cooks aren’t immune to a little...

Win tickets to Canmore Uncorked!

Win tickets to Canmore Uncorked!

We're contesting tickets to Canmore Uncorked, one of Alberta's most prestigious food and drink festivals! Win tickets to the upcoming launch party May 3, their signature Wine Festival and more. To win tickets, Tweet/Facebook at @CulinaireMag & @CanmoreUncorked and...

Calgary Beerfest Contest

Calling all beer lovers! We know beer is good to drink, but are you good enough to judge it? Culinaire is contesting two prestigious spots to judge at this year's International Beerfest on May 5 & 6. Not only will you have a rare chance to see behind the scenes of...

Eats of the Week: Fine Diner & Joe Fortes

Eats of the Week: Fine Diner & Joe Fortes

The Fine Diner Bistro Three of us tried different dishes for brunch at the Fine Diner Bistro in Inglewood, but the stand out dish for me was the special of the day – I think it was called the Big Mess. It had everything you could want in a brunch dish, a good sausage,...

3 Ways To Work With Lamb

3 Ways To Work With Lamb

As plants peek out from the blanket of white snow that remains from our sleepy winter, we look forward to the signs of spring. Easter transitions our thoughts to growth and the freshness of the new season. As we prepare for our family gathering and break through the...

Book review: Feast

Book review: Feast

Two newly minted friends agreeing togoon a culinary/travel adventure with little funding and less of a plan could be a recipe for disaster. Not so for Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller, who gathered experiences and new friends while documenting their trip across...

Coffee Beer: 7 Caffeinated Brews

Coffee Beer: 7 Caffeinated Brews

Coffee and beer. To the uninitiated they may seem totally unrelated, with one being (usually) a hot drink part of your daily morning ritual, while the other is a cold beverage imbibed (usually) at night to wind down at the end of the day. In reality, they have more in...

10 New Calgary-Edmonton Eats!

10 New Calgary-Edmonton Eats!

Bridges on First Calgary Black Pig owners, Larry and Denise Scammell, have opened Bridges onFirst, Bridgeland’s neighbourhood pub and eatery. Bridges are echoed everywhere here – St. Patrick’s Island Bridge is featured behind the bar, countertops are sidewalks, and...

Eats of the Week: Bow Valley Ranche & Cravings

Eats of the Week: Bow Valley Ranche & Cravings

Bow Valley Ranche Dinner for three at Bow Valley Ranche involved far too many dishes to describe here, and my goodness is Chef Jenny Kang’s cooking well above par! Everything was notable, but to give you a hint – elk tartare (elk tartare!) comes with horseradish...

Canmore Cultivates Opportunities For Food Producers

Canmore Cultivates Opportunities For Food Producers

                                                                                                         Photos by Aydin Odyakmaz Framed by mountains, and with quick access to hiking, skiing and spots to swim, it’s no wonder Canmore is a draw for outdoor enthusiasts...

Making The Case: Getting High On Acid

Making The Case: Getting High On Acid

Wine aficionados love acidity. Naturally occurring in wine, acid puts the spring in the step, the sizzle in the steak, and makes good wines, potentially great. Some folks can taste acidity in wines, while for others, higher acid wines might be “felt” more as a prickle...

Grate and Barrel opens in Bridgeland

Grate and Barrel opens in Bridgeland

Grilled cheese lovers (so, basically every Calgarian) rejoice! The comfort food-focused eatery, Grate and Barrell, has finally reopened in their new, quaint location in Bridgeland. If you'll recall, the restaurant originally debuted in Mission back in late 2015, but...

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