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Open That Bottle: Gail Norton

Open That Bottle: Gail Norton

“I never could understand why people didn't want to go home for lunch or for dinner because we had great times at the dinner table eating (mother’s) simple but great food, and sitting around telling stories,” says Gail Norton, co-owner of Calgary’s The Cookbook...

2020 Food Trends

2020 Food Trends

Hindsight is said to be 20/20. And for the year 2020, food trends do nod to traditional approaches to eating. But this coming year — the start of a new decade — puts past and present on the same plate, combining innovation with old practices. That means renewed focus...

Christmas Controversy: Fruitcake

Christmas Controversy: Fruitcake

As far as Christmas controversies go, fruitcake is often at the centre of much debate. Team Fruitcake enjoys a good mixed peel when they see it, and the more raisins and currants, the merrier. It’s for these exact ingredients that Team No Fruitcake dislikes the...

Yakking Around

Yakking Around

Alberta Ranchers Expand Into the Yak Market Albertans produce a lot of different proteins. Obviously we have our cattle, but local ranchers are also raising pigs, chickens, turkeys, lamb, bison, elk, and even shrimp. Few of us realize, however,...

Spice it Up Fondue

Spice it Up Fondue

Fondue; it’s a popular option during the holidays that somehow falls by the wayside throughout the rest of the year. But who says you need a celebration to justify dipping bread and other goodies into cheese or chocolate? These ideas can help you to incorporate...

Recipes

Spinach Tortellini Soup

Spinach Tortellini Soup

One of the great things about soup is that as well as being delicious, it’s easy to customize to make it just right for your taste or your family. As one of the Managing Partners at Fifendekel in Edmonton, Jacquie Fenske grew up on soup. “When we were young, we...

Steak Soup

Steak Soup

Executive Chef Darren Drew from Prestons Restaurant and Lounge in Edmonton knows that a great soup is about keeping it simple and bringing familiar elements together in the best way. On the coldest Edmonton days, everyone wants something warm and inviting, something...

Curried Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Curried Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Being at the outskirts of Calgary, in Bearspaw, Flores and Pine’s Executive Chef Rory McGouran is no stranger to a biting winter wind. He says the best soups are cheap and cheerful, and there is just one way to get the perfect balance of flavours. “Taste, taste,...

Off the Menu: Scones with Chocolate and Apple

Off the Menu: Scones with Chocolate and Apple

Off the Menu: Sidewalk Citizen's Sweet Scones We have received several requests for Sidewalk Citizen’s scones, they’re a staple at not only Sidewalk’s own cafés in Kensington, Calgary’s East Village, and the new restaurant location in Calgary’s Memorial Park, but...

Murrieta’s Potted No-Bake Cheesecake

Murrieta’s Potted No-Bake Cheesecake

For chef Jeff Bazso at Murrieta’s Bar & Grill in the lovely mountain town of Canmore, holiday meals just aren’t complete without dessert. But dessert can be a bit of an afterthought, especially when you’ve exhausted all your energy whipping up a masterful main...

Crispy Christmas Miso Chicken

Crispy Christmas Miso Chicken

Nestled in beautiful Banff, The Bison restaurant is known for its spectacular traditional turkey dinner served on Christmas. Of course, winter in Banff isn’t the best time for growing ingredients, but executive chef Sal Polizzi says it’s still easy to find great local...

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