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Drinks of the Week: September 29, 2020

Drinks of the Week: September 29, 2020

Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Chardonnay You probably already love Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé, it’s one of the most popular rosés in the province, but did you know there’s a chardonnay in the range, with the same beautiful bottle? Characterised by its easy...

Eats of the Week: September 28, 2020

Eats of the Week: September 28, 2020

Sky 360 I’m so grateful for friends that invite me to Sky 360 for a ‘birthday eve’ drink and catch up. I definitely don’t get there as often as I should. But while you might come for the view, you’ll be glad you ate – Chef Greenwood is killing it up there! This Smoked...

Spice it Up: Carrot Cake

Spice it Up: Carrot Cake

Carrot cake: it’s a comfort food and it works for so many reasons. Carrots help to ensure that you’re never eating dry cake; warm spices in the batter warm the soul; and cream cheese makes for a frosting that is both decadent and nostalgic at the same time. All things...

Local, Really Local

Local, Really Local

First Nations and Metis Chefs show us how to work with local ingredients and cultural flair. Our September issue regularly focuses on harvest and seasonal dishes, but as this is a year unlike any other, we reached out to Indigenous or First Nations chefs working...

Sweet and Bitter: The Negroni

Sweet and Bitter: The Negroni

1 part gin, 1 part Campari, and 1 part sweet vermouth, stirred with ice until well-chilled, strained into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes, and garnished with orange peel or a slice of orange. What could be easier? And what could be easier to remember than...

On the Rise: Gluten-Free Bakeries

On the Rise: Gluten-Free Bakeries

There is no question that gluten-free food is here to stay in restaurants, on store shelves, and in-home kitchens around the country.  In the not-so-distant past, gluten probably wouldn’t have even been in your vocabulary, but now almost one in three Canadians are...

Eats of the Week: August 31, 2020

Eats of the Week: August 31, 2020

EATCROW Completely reimagined and renewed, after 10 years Brasserie Kensington has become EatCrow, a cool and casual eatery focusing on snacks, cocktails and beer. You’ll be spoiled for choice for veggie dishes here, and we couldn’t decide which was out fave as we...

Eats of the Week: August 24, 2020

Eats of the Week: August 24, 2020

Vendome Café Now renewed and refreshed, and now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Vendome Café has a completely new menu as well as a new vibe with Chef Alejandro Buzzalino at the helm. These smoked salmon donuts with flaked smoked salmon, potatoes, and fresh...

The Greening of Breweries

The Greening of Breweries

“Adopt, adapt, improve” Slogan of the Round Table   To say the least, 2020 has been a challenging year for all segments of Alberta’s economy. From fluctuating oil prices to a global pandemic, this year has probably forced more companies into survival mode than...

Spice it Up – Pesto

Spice it Up – Pesto

Pesto is usually a classic combination of basil, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil, puréed into a potent paste of sorts, and the perfect summer condiment.  No cooking required, it can be served alongside grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or tossed with pasta. Not only...

Surviving COVID-19: How Alberta’s Restaurants are Changing

Surviving COVID-19: How Alberta’s Restaurants are Changing

In the last few months, restaurants and bars across the province have faced unparalleled challenges.  Without the ability to serve customers in their restaurants, many businesses have had to make significant adjustments in order to survive this pandemic, and we have...

Step By Step: Going Crackers?

Step By Step: Going Crackers?

This should be the season of backyard entertaining, with some tasty snacks, fine friends, and a tipple or two. But with the pandemic continuing to keep us on lockdown, plans of grand gatherings are put on hold. This doesn’t mean the snacking has to stop. Quite the...

When Doors Close, Another Opens : The Leftovers Foundation

When Doors Close, Another Opens : The Leftovers Foundation

2020 has seen many restaurants and businesses making the tough decision to close their doors, even temporarily. Whenever this happens, we think of all the people affected - front of house, chefs, suppliers, customers - but how often do we consider the food that is in...

Fill Your Pockets: Empanadas

Fill Your Pockets: Empanadas

Generally, countries in South America like Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru, make the dough for their empanadas using wheat flour, while in Venezuela, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala, it’s all about corn flour. A sign of dough made well is that when...

Pizza Cheese

Pizza Cheese

When you think of pizza, do you imagine melting pools of cheesy goodness like we do? Usually it's the kind that stretches into long strings when you take a bite, but here are some suggestions that will bump up your pizza or flatbread to the next level!   Mozzarella...

Butter: back in our good books

Butter: back in our good books

Let’s face it – butter is an essential ingredient in some of our most favourite things. Chocolate chip cookies, brown butter ravioli, mashed potatoes, homemade salted caramel, grilled corn on the cob, hot popcorn, butter-basted anything… Not long ago, butter had a bad...

Whispering Cedars Ranch

Whispering Cedars Ranch

Alberta lamb can be scarce, but there is a growing demand for this local product. While beef will likely always be the king of ranchland in Alberta, another smaller and woolier livestock animal is becoming increasingly popular, especially with young upstart farmers....

Top Chef Canada: Meet Alberta’s Contestants

Top Chef Canada: Meet Alberta’s Contestants

Top Chef Canada is back and season 8 is slated to feature some of Calgary’s top culinary talent. One of these contestants is Elycia Ross, chef-owner of Little Truck on the Prairie, a food truck that emphasizes locally sourced and prairie-inspired eats. For Ross,...

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