Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Northlands Food Lab: Lemon Cheese

Northlands’ Food Lab workshops at FarmFair International (an agricultural showcase which runs every November) are one of the best hands-on cooking class deals in Edmonton. They’re free with the price of FarmFair admission, which is just $5! I only signed up for one this year, but one could easily sign up for multiple workshops to […]

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Food Notes for January 15, 2018

A reminder that Chinatown Dining Week kicks off January 20 and runs until January 28, 2018. 5 restaurants are offering 2-course menus for just $15. Prairie Noodle Shop is hosting a Taste Alberta dinner on January 21, 2018 featuring local ingredients. Tickets are $70 plus tax. The first Dining with Friends event of the year, […]

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Introducing Chinatown Dining Week: January 20-28, 2018

Back in the summer, I was a part of a group of volunteers who piloted a series of free walking tours in Edmonton’s Chinatown. The tours covered the history of why the city has two Chinatowns, and included visits inside cultural institutions and retail businesses. At the Harbin Gate We didn’t expect the overwhelming response […]

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Food Notes for January 8, 2018

I can’t believe it’s already a week into the New Year! I was able to have a nice (albeit short) break over the holidays – I hope you were able to have the same rejuvenating time away! Lots to catch up on though: The Italian Centre is hosting a dinner showcasing XIX Nineteen’s Chef Andrew […]

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Exploring Our Backyard: 29th Annual Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-Off and Fair

Back in October (apologies for the tardiness of this post!), Mack and I checked off another item off of our local bucket list – to take in the Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fair in Smoky Lake, Alberta. The 29th iteration took place the first weekend in October, meaning the event will celebrate its […]

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Culinary Highlights: 2017 Edition

At the very least, compiling a list of some of my favourite food moments over the past year reminds me of how grateful I am to live where we do! It’s also a good opportunity to reflect on our travels, and how fortunate we were to be able to explore a bit more of our […]

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Epicureous in Edmonton: 2017 Year in Review

It was without a doubt a banner year for bakeries in the Edmonton area, with no less than ten shops opening up in the last twelve months. It’s been particularly great to see the range of businesses, including French-style patisseries (Macarons & Goodies, Chocorrant, Fan Fan Patisserie, Arno’s Fine French Pastry), fancy cakes and treats […]

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Food Notes for December 18, 2017

It’s hard to believe Christmas is a week away – where has the time gone? I’m looking forward to some down time with friends and family, and of course, to the food! A heads up that I won’t be posting Food Notes next week. If you’re celebrating the holidays, all the best of the season […]

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Food Notes for December 11, 2017

Help Otto celebrate their 1 year anniversary on December 12, 2017! They’ll have specials on all night and 10% off gift certificates. Rebel Food and Drink, the latest restaurant from the Century Hospitality Group, is now open in the former Picco Lino space at 9112 142 Street. District has finally rolled out their pizza menu, […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Food Notes for December 4, 2017

Crash Hotel is hosting Beats n Brunch, a hip hop-themed brunch on December 10, 2017. The $20 ticket includes one brunch item and a cocktail. There are lots of festive meal choices available at this time of year, including the Dickens Brunch at the Royal Glenora Club on December 10 & 17, with holiday carolers […]