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Pizza Pairing Perfection

Pizza Pairing Perfection

Pizza can be as simple or as complicated as you like; that's the magic of it and why it's one of the most popular foods on the planet. It's a vessel for unlimited topping combinations from the tried and true to the never been tried before. Options are endless with...

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...

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...

Open That Bottle: Laurie MacKay

Open That Bottle: Laurie MacKay

“I wish people would not ignore the sweet wine category. It breaks my heart. Rather than having a dessert, have this for dessert - or if you're having cheese, have this sweet wine and end on a high note,” says Laurie MacKay, CBC radio’s House Wine columnist.   MacKay...

It’s Not How Big Your Greens Are…

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Open That Bottle: Bill Robinson

Open That Bottle: Bill Robinson

“People are drinking slightly less beer and spirits, consumption rates are down, but they're also drinking tastier things. They're looking for quality over quantity, which is a very healthy choice,” says Bill Robinson, president of Alberta Beer Festivals (ABF). Born...

Craft Cider: A Revival…

Craft Cider: A Revival…

by Linda Garson and Tom Firth Now Alberta has become firmly established as an ideal location for breweries and distillers, what’s next for our province’s local beverages? Could it be cideries? Cider can be made in any brewery from bought apple juice, or brewed under...

Opening Our Eyes to Canola Oil

Opening Our Eyes to Canola Oil

Ask just about anyone to pass the EVOO and they’ll know that you’re talking about the Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s the primo pick for many, sitting on the counter at-the-ready to be used for cooking, dressings, marinades and more. It’s hard to compete with the...

Craft Beverages Continue To Grow In Alberta

Craft Beverages Continue To Grow In Alberta

craft noun- an activity involving skill in making things by hand. verb - exercise skill in making (something).Oxford English Dictionary They started appearing on Alberta liquor store shelves a couple of years ago, viz. specialty spirits, beers, ciders, meads, and...

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