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Art Installation #24 – My Top Ten Food Photography Tips

#eatalberta150 Instagram contest by Alberta Food Tours, Inc. - photo by Karen Anderson of Savour It All Blog

This summer Alberta Food Tours, Inc. is involving as many Alberta food lovers as possible in an Instagram contest called #eatalberta150. Why? The goals are to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and to compile a very visual answer to the question, “what is Alberta’s food story?” Alberta has a number of signature foods and this contest will show the world what a fabulous food travel destination the province is. Every winner also gets a piece of birthday cake in the form of a Crave Cupcake (see above) and great prizes from Alberta food businesses and hotels.

In my work as a food and travel writer, I’ve had the chance to work with a lot of great photographers. In this post I’ll share some food photography tips I’ve picked up over the last decade. Hopefully they will boost your bravado and increase your likelihood of joining in the #eatalberta150 fun.
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My summer culinary tour to @Innisfail Growers w @cgyfarmersmarkt – a great @TravelAlberta @AlbertaCulinary #stay-cation

It's never too soon to learn where food comes from photo - Karen Anderson

It’s never too soon to learn where food comes from
photo – Karen Anderson

Sunday, August 11, 2013 was the kind of Alberta summer day one dreams about.

We have big sky in Alberta. When our big sky is nothing but blue as far as the eye can see and there is not a breath of wind and I have a farm tour booked for my company Calgary Food Tours Inc. – well, that is a sure sign that all is right in the cosmos and my guests are going to have a day they remember their whole lives. I care for that.

I take it as a sign that Alberta and I are working together to help my guests savour their lives. The big Alberta blue sky serves as the perfect backdrop for some deep emotional bonding between city folk and farm folk over the common thread of caring about our food and where it comes from.

The mission for this farm tour was to take thirty people to five farms in one day.

This blog post will describe the day and I’ll throw in some fun recipes as we tour the farms together here. I hope this post will encourage you to take a country drive and visit these farms yourself sometime or at least take a drive as far as the Calgary Farmer’s Market where you can get their truly local produce year round.

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Savour food – Calgary’s Crossroads Market expansion news- @CalgaryHerald piece by @JohnGilchrist

Crossroads Market gets snazzy makeover.

If you read John Gilchrist’s article above, I think you’ll agree it’s nice to see that one of Calgary’s three year round markets is refurbishing and expanding. Now that we have three farmer’s markets open year round in Calgary it is so much easier to source your food locally and directly from a great local food producer.

Here are the links to our three year round farmer’s markets as follows:

Crossroads Market

Kingsland Farmer’s Market

Calgary Farmer’s Market

I’ll be speaking about lots of ways to #EatLocally for the Calgary Public Library at three sessions this week and next. The schedule is as follows:

Louise Riley Branch – Thursday, April 4, 7 – 8:30pm

Nose Hill Branch – Monday, April 8, 1 – 2:30pm

Southwood Branch – Wednesday, April 10, 7 – 8:30pm

You can contact those library branches to see if there is any room available. There’s just so many ways to savour food and our local food scene. I hope you’ll join me as I share a few of my favourites.

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