Articles

It’s Not How Big Your Greens Are…

...it's what they can do for you that counts! Microgreens may be tiny but they pack a big flavour punch; they’re nutrient-rich, and you don’t need to be an expert to know how to use them. They’re also quite easy to come by, gracing the shelves at farmers’ markets and...

Sheet Pan Suppers

Sheet pan suppers are all the rage lately. Everywhere I look, be it flipping through food magazines, wandering the cookbook section of the bookstore, or reading my favourite blogs and Instagram feeds, the world is in love with ideas for dinner using only one pan. And...

Open That Bottle: Karen Anderson

“I'm a ‘momtrepreneur.’ I grew the business as I grew my son; he's six-foot four and 220 pounds now - so my business is getting big like him,” laughs Karen Anderson, President and CEO of Alberta Food Tours. It has been a convoluted journey for the little girl who grew...

Open That Bottle: Darren Maclean

“I love Asian food, period. It's the food I grew up eating with my neighbours. People think of terroir as the taste of place, but terroir is heavily influenced by the people who settled there,” says Darren Maclean, chef/owner of Shokunin. Born in Innisfail, MacLean’s...

Brewery Patios

Patio Season…. two magical words in Alberta’s all-too-short summer. So much so that grabbing the few scant seats available becomes of paramount importance on a sunny day. But the good news is you can now add some new locations for your outdoor dining and drinking...

Keeping Cool With Gelato

Whether you’re looking for respite from the summer heat or just want a reason to smile and celebrate, nothing beats a frozen treat when the mercury hits the high 20s. And with the resurgence of dedicated ice cream shops, finding a frozen dessert on your next stroll...

Recipes

Off The Menu: Fricassee of Calamari

We love hearing from you to request your favourite recipes from your favourite restaurants, and particularly to receive requests like this: “My husband and I would be thrilled if you could track down the recipe for Model Milk’s Fricassee of Calamari dish! It is our...

Nanbanzuke

Tomoya Mutaguchi, owner and chef of Japanese tapas bar Izakaya Tomo in Edmonton, wanted to share some of the dining experiences he loved in Japan to a Canadian audience who may not be familiar with all that Japanese food has to offer. If you’re a bit intimidated by...

Salmon Ochazuke

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Chef Owen Wong at Bar Bincho in Calgary, where he loves to create authentic Japanese dining experiences. Whether you’re a master of Japanese cuisine or just starting out, Wong says even though most dishes are fairly simple to make,...

Off The Menu: Carrot Cake With White Chocolate Caramel

We love receiving your requests for recipes from your favourite restaurants in Alberta, but we weren’t sure if we’d be able to help when Kris M wrote: “Would you be able to find a certain recipe? My partner and I loved a restaurant in Calgary called Il Sogno. It...

Reverse Seared Ribeye

Want to take your steak to the next level? Try it yourself with this recipe for reverse-seared ribeyes! This recipe comes to us from Aron Pakan, head chef at the restaurant Meat in Edmonton- if that isn't qualification to teach proper grilling, I don't know what is!...

Off the Menu: Chorizo with Saffron Broth

Our Rioja in Alberta Grand Finale was hosted by Workshop Kitchen + Culture in Calgary. When the second dish came out, there were gasps of delight at this robust and flavourful dish, with many requests for the recipe. Many thanks to Chef Kenny Kaechele for sharing the...

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