Recipes

Chef Dewling’s Eggplant Parmesan

Chef Dewling’s Eggplant Parmesan

As the Executive Chef for three restaurants - Annabelle’s Kitchen, as well as Blink and Bar Annabelle, Chris Dewling is a busy man. Though only open a short time, Annabelle’s Kitchen in Calgary’s Garrison Woods community, has a focus on homemade Italian food that is...

Chef Medi’s Seafood Linguine

Chef Medi’s Seafood Linguine

Medi Tatoub, Head Chef at Vivo, with two locations in Edmonton (Edmonton West and Sherwood Park) is no stranger to traditional, family style Italian dining. Vivo focuses on quality ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible, fresh pasta, and cooking from scratch....

Allora’s Signature Roasted Tomato Sauce

Allora’s Signature Roasted Tomato Sauce

Thipp Xaykasem, executive chef of Allora in Calgary’s Aspen Woods community, talks of a simple concept for the restaurant; quality, local, house-made or imported ingredients directly from Italy - providing that authentic and traditional Italian experience their...

Rosemary Grapefruit Spritzer

Rosemary Grapefruit Spritzer

Isn’t it wonderful that the coldest months of winter bring us citrus fruits that are ripe and ready for us to enjoy?   These jewels of the fruit world are packed with nutrients that are good for the body at a time when we need them most. Vitamin C is citrus fruits’...

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...

Articles

Open That Bottle : David Farran

Open That Bottle : David Farran

“We really wanted to create an industry for Alberta, and I think we've accomplished that. We now have 37 distilleries in the province, and we are a force in the beverage industry here,” says David Farran, President of Eau Claire Distillery and of Alberta Craft...

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

True Italian Taste Can there be a country whose food and way of life are more intrinsically linked than Italy? Where people take such pride in their food history and heritage? We’re becoming increasingly interested in the food we eat - where it comes from, and how...

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...

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