Make It: The Handmade Revolution is back in Edmonton and we are excited to team up with them for their upcoming spring market. The show is March 23 to 25 at the EXPO Centre and features over 175 artists, selling everything from clothing, accessories, art, home décor, gourmet goodies, and other unique items.
Louis Pasteur once said “a bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.” That’s because wine, while a seemingly simple beverage, becomes more complex the more you study it. Old world versus new world, tannins or no tannins, oaked or unoaked – it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert to appreciate wine, and for that reason, wine is wonderful.
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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Hawaiian cuisine? Poke or Spam? Roasted pig at a luau feast or steamed things in banana leaves? Tropical drinks served in a pineapple? Okay, the last one doesn’t really count, but they all showcase Hawaii’s diversity. The fact of the matter is Hawaiian food doesn’t fit into one category. It is a melting pot of flavors, drawing from Japan, Korea, Portugal, the Philippines, America, China and other Polynesian islands.
An old Italian proverb says: “Day-old bread, month-old oil, and year-old wine”. Although the speaker and context of the proverb are unknown, I am fairly certain they were eating bruschetta at the time. Bruschetta is a rustic dish, exuding the perfect balance of acidity, salinity, and herbaceousness.
From the verb “bruscare” (or “to toast”), bruschetta dates back to the Etruscan age, when farmers occupying the land between Rome and Tuscany began brushing bread with olive oil and garlic then baking it in the oven. The dish has since evolved with the addition of toppings such as meats, vegetables and all kinds of cheeses. Despite the endless variations, the basic concept of a bruschetta remains the same – simple, fresh, and flavorful ingredients.
The bruschetta recipe below was given to me by my friend Alyssa of Alyssa Cooks Catering. It is quick and easy, and when paired with a glass of wine, is the perfect way to start any evening.
It’s okay to admit that 2017 was a tough year for many reasons. At one point or another, most of us wanted nothing more than to crawl under a blanket with a pint of ice cream and tune out the world. And while we hope that 2018 will be a little less eventful, if it’s not, the 7-Eleven new delivery service can help get us through.
7-Eleven has teamed up with food delivery service Nomme to bring a unique range of convenient food, drinks, and everyday items straight to your door. Yes, it’s true – you can now order Slurpees, junk food, hot foods and other everyday essentials in a couple of clicks. Pints of ice cream, pizza, and other random items like Advil, Halls cough drops, and 5-hour Energy Shots are available too.
Move over tacos, arepas have arrived. Arepas are a type of Colombian and Venezuelan street snack made from corn dough and stuffed with fillings. They share some characteristics with the Salvadoran pupusa and Mexican gordita, but aren’t easily confused with either.
There are probably 100 reasons to love or hate Gordon Ramsay. He’s relentless, foul-mouthed, demands perfection and is not afraid to unleash his vicious temper on anyone around him. He is also a philanthropist, an incredible businessman, a huge proponent of responsible farming and animal husbandry (if you’ve never watched his documentary “Shark Bait”, you should). Most notably, he’s a seven-starred Michelin chef.
Fundamental to Western philosophy is the dinner party. The ancient Athenian supper that Plato describes in his Symposium has all the familiar tracings of our modern gatherings: food, drinks, and friends – not to mention attempts at moderation and long, heated discussions on love. While our parties might not be exactly as Plato described (e.g. wives are now allowed to attend), the framework was there. In the end, a dinner party is a simple and enduring combination of ingredients made unique by hosts and guests alike.
Whenever someone mentions teppanyaki, I immediately think of four things: precision cut meat and seafood, flying prawns landing on my plate, a stack of onions arranged like a fire-shooting volcano and Steve Aoki.