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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...

Holiday Meal Takeout Options 2020

Holiday Meal Takeout Options 2020

This morning on CBC Edmonton AM, I talked about restaurants, caterers, and food businesses that are offering takeout dinners for the holiday season. Below is information about all those places and more: from Sherwood Park to Spruce Grove; Nisku to St. Albert and of...

Alternative Grocery Providers – CBC Edmonton AM

Alternative Grocery Providers – CBC Edmonton AM

Today, on CBC Edmonton A.M., I talked about alternative grocery suppliers in and around the Edmonton area. These are businesses that provide a variety of foods grown by local farmers or produced by smaller companies and/or local artisans. These items are available...

Braised Lamb Neck and White Beans Recipe

Braised Lamb Neck and White Beans Recipe

I had a lamb and white bean dish at Salvio Volpe in Vancouver a few months back, and I've been craving it ever since. In a recent attempt to recreate that dish, I picked up some lamb shanks at  Westgate Halal (9550 - 163 Street) in Edmonton, but also a package of lamb...

Kuppershnuck: A Volga German Casserole

Kuppershnuck: A Volga German Casserole

This morning on CBC Edmonton AM radio, I spoke with Mark Connolly about casseroles. What is it that we love about them, and what is it that we don't? And why have they lasted on this ever-changing culinary landscape? Casseroles are easy to make and they don't need to...