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Food Notes for October 16, 2017
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Just a heads up that there won’t be a Food Notes post next week; Mack and I are heading to Vancouver Island for a short break! On to this week’s notes: The Edmonton Fall Home Show runs at the Edmonton Expo Centre October 20-22, 2017. Among the attractions is their Cooking Stage, with a number [&#...
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Recap: 2017 Grand Taste Tour with Rock Ridge Dairy, Blindman Brewing, Old Prairie Sentinel Distillery, and Doef’s Greenhouses
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Back in August, Mack and I had the privilege of co-hosting another Grand Taste Tour with Linda. Organized by Wild Heart Collective and Taste Alberta, the Grand Taste Tour was in its forth year, again showcasing some of the great local producers we are so fortunate to have in our province (you can...
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Food Notes for October 9, 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a restful weekend full of food, friends, and family. On to this week’s food notes: MacEwan is hosting a free lecture titled, “First-Gen Farmers: The Faces of Canada’s Agri-Revolution” on October 10, 2017. The Hotel Macdonald, in partnership with Prairie Gardens ...
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2017 Alberta Open Farm Days at Erdmann’s Gardens and Sprout Farms Apple Orchards
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Alberta Open Farm Days takes place every August, and is a great opportunity to visit with and learn about some of our food-producing neighbours. However, it is more difficult for those without a vehicle to participate in this annual event. This is where Northlands has played a key role over the p...
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Food Notes for October 2, 2017
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Food Notes for October 2, 2017
This is the last call for outdoor farmers’ markets: I’m partial to the 124 Grand Market and the City Market, but head to your favourite this week before they wrap up for the year! It’s always great to see local chefs collaborating with one another! The latest: XIX Nineteen’s Chef Andrew Fung will...
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Recap: Salz Sausage and Beer Pop-up
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Recap: Salz Sausage and Beer Pop-up
A few years ago, Mack and I were walking home from the Queen Mary Park neighbourhood and stumbled upon what looked like Elm Café’s commissary kitchen. We happened to see Executive Chef Allan Suddaby in the window, and he waved us in for a quick tour. Besides a more expansive kitchen to meet...
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Pan-Canadian Cuisine with a View: The Butternut Tree
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Pan-Canadian Cuisine with a View: The Butternut Tree
Ten years ago, before Mack and I moved downtown, I worked in Grandin in the building now known as The Ledgeview. The quaint and quiet neighbourhood was just far enough from the hustle and bustle of Jasper Avenue and the more commercial aspects of the core that it felt like its own cocoon. That sa...
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Food Notes for September 25, 2017
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Food Notes for September 25, 2017
Oktoberfest returns to the Northlands Expo Centre on September 29-30, 2017, with local craft and Bavarian beer on tap. Get ready – the City Market moves indoors to City Hall on October 14, 2017. The first 200 customers through the door that day will receive $5 in market bucks to spend. The Avenue...
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Recap: Urban Pedal Tour in Old Strathcona
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Urban Pedal Tours have taken Edmonton by storm. Launched just this May by Matt and Carol Gosse, they’ve nearly been at capacity all summer, offering a unique alternative to the typical pub crawl. Instead of the usual bus or exploration by foot, Urban Pedal Tours moves tour groups through Old Stra...
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A Tale of Two Baos: Chef’s Table at Baijiu
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Though living on 104 Street gives us easy access to some of the most trendy restaurants in the city, I’d say the closer they are, the less likely we’ve been to them. We’re just not as spontaneous as we used to be, and don’t tend to venture out once we’re in for the night. So […]
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