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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...

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 so gracious...

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 for Mom...

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 Food...

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...

3 Steps to Easy, Perfect Oven-Braised Brisket

3 Steps to Easy, Perfect Oven-Braised Brisket

So here we are, self-isolating in this time of the Coronavirus and comforting ourselves with good books, long naps and video chats with friends and family who live far away. Now, more than ever, we need to choose home-made food over high-processed, nutrient-poor foods...