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...
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...
Off The Menu: Fricassee of Calamari

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...
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...
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,...

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