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,...
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...
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...

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