The Importance of Thumbs and Empathy

The Importance of Thumbs and Empathy

This might not sound like a very big deal to you, but yesterday, I was able to give a near-perfect thumbs up. That got me pretty excited because for the past four months, I haven’t been able to straighten my thumbs, at all. In February, I developed a reaction to...
Narayanni’s – 10 Years Later

Narayanni’s – 10 Years Later

The first restaurant review I did for CBC Edmonton AM was of Narayanni’s, a family-owned restaurant just off Whyte Avenue. It was September 2010. I hid my little notebook under the table and peppered the owners’ daughter, Youmashni, with questions. She was...
French Comfort Food: Rabbit Braised in Cider

French Comfort Food: Rabbit Braised in Cider

Rabbit braised in cider (lapin au cidre) is a classic French dish that looks fancy, sounds fancy but is super easy to make. It’s a great dish to make if you want to impress someone or sit down to a Sunday dinner of comfort food. Want to pull out all the stops...
Food Trucks Host Pandemic Popup May 2

Food Trucks Host Pandemic Popup May 2

It may be a small convoy that gathers this Saturday in the parking lot of Smokehouse BBQ at 15960 – 109 Avenue, but if this popup launch proves successful, Terry Sept of Smokehouse BBQ says his hope is that more food trucks will join in a second event. Bully...
Prepare to Eat Local: Lakeside Farmstead Cheese

Prepare to Eat Local: Lakeside Farmstead Cheese

The table in Jeff and Coralee Nonay’s kitchen is a beast. At 108 inches long and 40 inches wide, the weighty, hand-crafted beauty can accommodate a dozen diners. Today, the chairs are pushed aside to give people better access to what it has become: the biggest...