I’m so happy to share this lovely blog about the tours my company Calgary Food Tours Inc is doing at The Calgary Farmer’s Market. I am fortunate to have lots of talented chef friends and two of my favourites, Pierre Lamielle and Judy Wood agreed to work with me and lead the weekend tours. Check […]More
I am a writer, award-winning cookbook author (A Spicy Touch - Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji's Kitchen), co-author of Food Artisans of Alberta and owner of Alberta Food Tours, Inc. My next project is a South Indian cookbook with photographer collaborator Pauli-Ann Carriere. I truly believe we are here to savour it all.
I’ve been writing for Calgary’s City Palate magazine since 2007. I still have a copy of the first cheque the publisher, Gail Norton, sent me on my bulletin board. It was the first time I ever got paid for food or travel writing. That cheque is doubly meaningful and sweet to me because it was […]More
Culinary Tourism and my trip to the 2013 Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop (@OKFWWWorkshop) in Kelowna, British Columbia were the topics of my most recent food column on CBC Radio One’s Alberta at Noon . You can catch that podcast here. My column starts at the 17:53 mark in the show. Albertans (and people […]More
Want to be a Cheese Maker? Not all of us are going to become artisan cheese makers like the great Alberta cheesemakers I wrote about here. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get in on the fun. Ella Kinloch, was a high school teacher who dreamed of making cheese. She did an extensive internship in […]More
Savour food – Great ingredients – Two Alberta cheesemakers make Canadian Cheese Grand Prix finals and here’s a dozen more to celebrate while we’re at it.
Taste Alberta: Two Alberta cheesemakers in Canadian Cheese Grand Prix finals. The Taste Alberta feature above by Lisa Montorton celebrates the fact that two Alberta cheese makers, Sylvan Star and Latin Cheese Co., have both made the Canadian Grand Prix finals. When I read this piece it reminded me that I did a lot of […]More
Taste Alberta: Close-to-home-grown goodness. I like to read Taste Alberta in the Calgary Herald every Wednesday. The focus is on Alberta food producers and processors and today writer Lisa Monforton gave several tips for getting more regionally produced foods on your plate. I always learn something from Monforton. Because I don’t watch TV, I didn’t […]More
Tomorrow night I’m going to Calgary’s River Cafe to have a seven course beautifully sequenced Kaiseki sushi meal prepared by Canada’s (possibly North America’s) most accomplished Sushi master chef. His name is Hidekazu Tojo and he is owner of Tojo’s Restaurant in Vancouver. Here’s my colleague John Gilchrist’s description of the only other time Tojo […]More
Savour life – Get Organized w @Peter Walsh on @realliveshow w @SusanSohn @ScottBakken – Calgary April 20th, 2013
I’m really proud of my friend and former neighbour Susan Sohn. She is community personified. She lives and breathes it. She is a bright bubbly bombshell who loves people so much she can be kind and patient with everyone. Best of all though she’s a ton of fun and she really wants her life to […]More
Savour food Savour life- Cool Thing no. 8 – this @IndianSummerCND festival video features @Vijs_restaurant
I love Indian food and culture so much I’m going to have to figure out how to get to Vancouver this summer to attend the Indian Summer Festival. It is an annual event celebrating arts, ideas and diversity and it connects Vancouver and South Asia via 10 days of music, literature, film, well-being, dance, cuisine […]More
Savour life – modest friends and little coincidences – a funny story about the #RightHereyyc song @MikeShields
Today I was at the bank. I went to the teller to do some business banking and then I went to the ABM to do some personal stuff. I got in line behind a guy with long black hair, a skinny butt in nice jeans and the coolest hot red leather jacket I’ve ever seen. […]More