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Travel Through Food: New Mexico

Travel Through Food: New Mexico

It was spring, 2018. I was at the tail end of writing Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup, the book about Chef Gail Hall's life, and I was tired. I was also doing the online dating thing right around then, and I was tired from that, and all it encompassed, too. I needed...

Travel The World at Edmonton’s Bountiful Market

Travel The World at Edmonton’s Bountiful Market

For the past couple of months, my Friday morning segments on CBC Edmonton AM have focused on travelling through food. I've talked about Spain, Prague, Ireland and Vietnam. This post is not connected with CBC; it's about realizing that when it comes to food,...

An Empty House

An Empty House

Contrary to what you see on Pinterest, you don't need to spend a lot on furniture and accessories to build an at-home workspace. Spare the framed prints, the fuzzy pillows and expensive desk. All you need is a lawn chair, a stool for your coffee cup and a laundry...

Travel Through Food: Spain

Travel Through Food: Spain

When we can freely travel again, I am taking my daughters to Spain where we will explore the country from coast to coast. We will hire a handsome tour guide named Javier who, coincidentally, will be well-schooled in the poetry of Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca. We will learn...

Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew

Last week as part of my Travel Through Food series on CBC radio, I spoke with Tara McCarthy about food in Ireland and what I was cooking up in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. Today, I made a Guinness Beef Stew that I think, is the best stew I've ever made, and...

Travel Through Food: Ireland

Travel Through Food: Ireland

Ireland remains, to this day, one of my favourite places to have visited. Along with its storied history and jaw-dropping scenery, the food and drink culture absolutely blew my mind. This morning, on CBC Edmonton A.M., I spoke with Tara McCarthy about my experience...

Travel Through Food: Vietnam

Travel Through Food: Vietnam

My next few segments on CBC Edmonton (radio) are going to be about travelling through food. If you are like me, and a million other people, you might be getting a little tired of cooking the same ol' same ol, day after day, week after week. In an effort to combat...

Lakeside Farmstead Cheese, Part II

Lakeside Farmstead Cheese, Part II

A year ago, I wrote a blogpost about having tasted the cheese that Ian Treuer was making at Lakeside Farmstead. You can read about it here, but in essence: I came, I ate, I loved (even though the cheese was young and being presented as a trial run). I knew it had...

Mac Memories (Fairmont Hotel MacDonald)

Mac Memories (Fairmont Hotel MacDonald)

On the day I stopped by the Hotel MacDonald to pick up a some of Chef Jiju Paul's new Confederation Lounge offerings, a handful of Fairmont members stood at their curbside post, safely distanced and at the ready. We talked through our masks and over one another as we...

Edmonton 2020: The Year in Food

Edmonton 2020: The Year in Food

2020, yeesh. What a year that was. If you missed my Year in Food for Eat North on its publication date (December 30th), all you have to do is click this link to read it now. Let's hope I have more cheerful news when I write the 2021 Year in Food. Fingers crossed.

Edmonton Valentine’s Day Food Options for 2021

Edmonton Valentine’s Day Food Options for 2021

If you're in a quandary about Edmonton (and area) food options to share with your significant other this Valentine's Day, I've got some ideas for you. Most restaurants are offering Valentine's day specials, so if you have a favourite restaurant, please support them by...

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