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 […]More
Watch the video above to learn about this new agri-enterprise that has the potential to change the way we source our food. Recommend your favourite farms, farmer’s markets and wineries/meaderies. Spread the word, like farmer’s spread manure. Let’s see all our soil mates get listed and help get this great seed of an idea growing […]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
You can find the podcast from my Alberta at Noon food column on CBC Radio One today here. I love feeding my CBC colleagues. They all have great palates and enjoy eating Alberta produce very much. I hope you enjoy the podcast. I’m at the 10:45 mark. Until next time…savour your food.More
This is the third time we’ve done this particular City Palate farm Tootle tour and it always resonates with people. They start out curious about where the food for their Canadian Thanksgiving dinner is coming from and they end up grateful to our local farmers for all that goes into growing their food. This year […]More
Saturday, August 20th was a big Alberta blue sky day with not a breath of wind to disturb it. A perfect day to take a bus load of city folk out to meet farm folk. Our first stop was http://www.aspencrossing.com where owners Donna Biggar and Jason Thornhill showed us their Pullman Dining Car, kitchen garden, […]More
Tootling according to Webster’s dictionary refers to the practice of “proceeding in a leisurely way”. City Palate magazine has sponsored “Foodie Tootles” to local farms around Calgary for 13 years. I used to help my friend Dee Hobsbawn-Smith run these and last year when she moved to Saskatchewan I took on the task of keeping […]More