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My top three gifts for food lovers for @AlbertaatNoon

I wrapped up a basket of biscotti for my colleagues at the CBC today. They work hard all year to entertain and inform us. It's fun to treat them to some Christmas Cheer. photo - Karen Anderson

I wrapped up a basket of biscotti for my colleagues at the CBC today. They work hard all year to entertain and inform us. It’s fun to treat them to some Christmas Cheer.
photo – Karen Anderson

Today on CBC Radio One’s Alberta at Noon I presented some fun gift ideas for the food lovers on your shopping list. Here’s the podcast for this December column and my discussion with host Frank Rachow. I’m at the 24.48 mark in the show.

Here’s the shortlist of the things I think the food lovers on your list will enjoy as follows:

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Savour food – “Why is cheese so expensive in Calgary?” an informative article by @ABWinestein @CrystalMcKenzie

Ben Oudshoorn with Fairwinds Farm's Hard Goat's Cheeses photo - Karen Anderson

Ben Oudshoorn with Fairwinds Farm’s Hard Goat’s Cheeses
photo – Karen Anderson

Why is cheese so expensive in Calgary?.

I hope you will enjoy reading the article I have highlighted here. It talks a bit about what it takes to make, import and/or sell cheese in Canada. After you read this article you may join the many of us who would like to see Canada update its international and domestic quota system to reflect our nation’s much evolved global/local food palate and appreciation for cheese.

If my friend Crystal McKenzie’s writing has piqued your interest about cheese in Alberta here’s a link to my detailed profiles of Alberta’s artisan cheese makers which I had the pleasure to write earlier this year.

cob oven pizza with Sylvan Star Gouda photo courtesy of Dirt Craft Natural Builders

cob oven pizza with Sylvan Star Gouda
photo courtesy of Dirt Craft Natural Builders

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