Alberta at Noon

A little history of #ChineseCanadians and #Calgary ‘s #Chinatown plus 6 #CalgaryChinatownRestaurants to enjoy

Calgary is home to Canada’s fourth largest Chinatown after Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. It celebrated its 100th year in 2010. The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre ( 197 First Street, SW, 403-262-5071) is the beating heart of the neighbourhood. It cost 10 million dollars to construct in 1992 and is credited with keeping the historic area alive when […]

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#ChineseNewYear Festivities for 2016 in #Calgary and #Edmonton

The Lunar New Year doesn’t happen until February 8 but the festivities that it brings for Alberta’s Asian communities (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese in particular) have already begun in both Calgary and Edmonton. Traditionally, the events were all held on two weekends but this year, according to a Calgary Herald article by Taylor Lambert, they’re being […]

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W5 – a series of questions about @cookitraw @albertaculinary – the WHY and HOW to cook with #rawAlberta inspired recipes for my October @AlbertaatNoon food column

I love to ask the people I meet, What is Alberta’s food? Inevitably the answer is, Beef – of course. I bring this up because I think it illuminates our lack of knowledge of our food heritage. Beef is not an original Alberta species. It is an exotic import. It was brought to Alberta from Scotland […]

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W5 -a series of questions about @cookitraw @albertaculinary – WHERE and WHEN is #rawAlberta? @mountengadine

Mount Engadine Lodge in Kananaskis Country near Canmore, Alberta is WHERE the 22 chefs of Cook it Raw’s #rawAlberta are gathering. I spent a few days there this summer. The Lodge holds exactly 22 guests and sits perched over a meadow where a moose comes each evening to a natural saltlik. He’s not exactly like […]

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