Monday, August 3rd, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Food Notes for August 3, 2009
- The downtown location of the Italian Centre is celebrating its grand opening on August 22, 23.
- Transcend Coffee is offering free shipping on coffee orders containing 2lbs.!
- The new southside Superstore (near my house, actually), besides offering a large selection of ethnic products, boasts a room that can be used free of charge so long as Loblaws products are served – it’s an interesting move for the large retailer to be more community-friendly.
- Julie & Julia will be released this Friday! Anyone else going to check it out? The NYT published a behind the scenes look at the film’s food last week.
- A must read: Michael Pollan’s New York Magazine article on the allure of television cooking shows and the decline of cooking at home.
- On the heels of Food, Inc. – the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay a bill that would allow the FDA more authority and funding for regulation of the food industry.
- A study was released this week that seems to show that organic food is no better nutritionally than conventionally-grown food.
- I read about Vancouver’s VinoCamp, an opportunity to learn about and taste wine in a casual way and wondered why such a thing isn’t happening in Edmonton.
- Cupcakes Take the Cake compiled a great list of Twitter tips for cupcakeries – but it would apply for any food establishment in general as well.
- This is only marginally food-related (the store sells some housewares), but it’s too cool not to mention – a new vintage store opened up in the core called Swish (10180 101 Street, 780-479-8408), having relocated from their former location in Highlands. Tucked in Manulife Place, but only accessible via 102 Street, the store is filled with cool finds. Check it out!