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Garden Greens with an Alberta Vinaigrette – from Food Artisans of Alberta

Murietta's Mountain Grill (we get a private room facing the mountains) goat cheese fritters or charcuterie board and wine tasting
Garden Greens with an Alberta Vinaigrette
from Food Artisans of Alberta: Your Trail Guide to the Best of our Locally Crafted Fare
by Karen Anderson and Matilde Sanchez-Turri

So often in Canada, we use imported ingredients for our daily cooking. This recipe takes a different approach. It uses a classic, imported French technique for a vinaigrette and and highlights some of Alberta’s signature ingredients to make our local – over global – flavours shine.

Now that the greens are flourishing in the garden, it seemed the perfect time to share and celebrate both this recipe AND the fact that Food Artisans of Alberta: Your Trail Guide to the Best of Our Locally Crafted Fare just turned one year old.

It’s been a great year with the book receiving the World Gourmand Cookbook Award for best Culinary/Food Travel writing (Canada). It was also recently short-listed for a Taste Canada award for Best Culinary Narrative.

I hope you’ll dig in your garden or farmers’ market for ingredients, dig into this dish and then dig into our book for more recipes and inspiration to explore Alberta, one food artisan at a time. The recipe follows.

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The 2018 Taste Canada Award Winners

poster with all the 2018 Taste Canada award winners

This morning the official release from Taste Canada Awards / Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada came to announce the winners of the country’s only national, bilingual food writing awards.  October is National Cookbook Month with hashtags #LoveCookbooks #MoreThanRecipes and so this is the perfect way to wrap up the month long celebration of how tasteful Canadian food is, through the words and recipes of Canada’s best food writers and bloggers.
The full release follows and as a former Taste Canada winner, for A Spicy Touch with my mentor Noorbanu Nimji, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners and especially my friends Lindsay Anderson and Dana Van Veller of Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip and Vikram Vij, the most genuinely gifted hospitality person I know , for his book Vij: A Chef’s One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in his Suitcase.

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