Food tours coming to Edmonton. Here’s the article from The Edmonton Examiner Source: Food tour entrepreneur eyes Edmonton eateries
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Great article on @albertafoodtour @AlbertaBoostR in The Edmonton Examiner today – Food tour entrepreneur eyes Edmonton eateries – by Madeleine Cummings
#ArtInstallation No 19 -@jennifer_ck proves food is a legit form of art with Food Artisans of the Okanagan
Jennifer Cockrall-King is an accomplished food writer and mentor to many of Western Canada’s developing writers, bloggers and literary enthusiasts. She divides her life between homes in Edmonton, Alberta (where she’s been the director of Litfest for 5 years) and Naramata in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia (where she started the Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop). Because of her frequent coming and going she has the perfect perspective to write about the Okanagan Valley because she is at once a local but also a visitor who notices the nuances of change and development.
I’ve had a sneak peak at her new book Food Artisans of the Okanagan – Your guide to the best local crafted fare and am longing to go west and thoroughly explore (read eat!) the Okanagan Valley anew. Cockrall-King has also included the Similkameen Valley which will be terra incognita for most. I cycled that valley in early May a few years ago and fell in love with its laid back vintners, rolling hills and hidden farms and restaurants.
My friend and colleague in Edmonton, Liane Faulder, has written more extensively about the book. You can read her recent interview with Cockrall-King and learn about the details of the Edmonton launch on April 13 here. The photo above has all the information you’ll need for the Calgary launch on April 21.
Cockrall-King’s in-depth research and innate good taste make her a very well-chosen curator for this national treasury of farms and food artisans. This book proves that people that dedicate their lives to creating beauty and appreciation for food are indeed artists. I’m confident it will help many people savour it all.
Shopping for Indian ingredients in Canada can be challenging even in today’s world of global markets and overnight air freight. In India, an array of vegetables and fruits are picked fresh and brought to market daily. The distance between Canada and India means we don’t have that level of freshness but nonetheless, I still have some favourite grocers where I can find the authentic ingredients I crave.
I’ll share the grocers that make up my “little India” in Calgary as well as some of my favourite Indian restaurants. Once you start shopping for, making and eating great Indian food, you might even be curious enough to travel to this magical place yourself. Food was the key that opened the door to this ancient culture for me. Maybe it will be for you too. Continue reading
Rouge takes first place (for the second year in a row) in the Best Tried and True category in the Avenue Magazine’s 13th Annual Best Restaurants Awards. Rouge uses local ingredients and consistently serves sophisticated and creative dishes.
Here’s Dan Clapson’s write up as well as the complete Top Ten list from the source:
Congratulations – No 1. Rouge
Known for its sustainable menu, delectable dishes and warm, welcoming environment, River Café wins seventh place in the Best Tried and True category in the Avenue Magazine 13th Annual Best Restaurants Awards.
Here’s my write-up from the source: 7. River Café
The fourth place winner in the Best New category in Avenue Magazine’s 13th Annual Best Restaurants Awards. The menu has galettes, steak frites and dessert crepes just like those you’d find in Brittany, France.
Here’s my article from the source: 4. Suzette Brittany Bistro
The full list of Bests and the many, many categories beyond Best New and Best Tried and True will be unveiled this week along with the Avenue Dinner Series. Going out to eat is one of my favourite ways to savour it all and I’m very fortunate that my business Calgary Food Tours Inc. requires me to eat out a lot and call it research. To be honest though, I like less expensive “hole in the wall” ethnic joints the best.
I know eating out is something most of us have to budget for but how about you? Do you make it a budget priority to eat out regularly and if you do, what’s your favourite place right now?
Mercato takes home tenth place in the Best Tried and True category in Avenue Magazine’s 13th Annual Best Restaurants Awards. Here’s the piece I wrote about them for the upcoming Restaurant issue from the source: 10. Mercato
Are you curious to see which restaurant our judging panel picked as number one this year? Follow along here as Avenue reveals the lists leading up to the launch on March 2, 2016.