Kitchen Party with The Local Omnivore

Kathryn Joel Guest Presenters, Our Friends

The Local Omnivore was one of Edmonton’s first food trucks, and they quickly won over hearts and stomachs with their craftily smoked meat sandwiches and their engaging, honest personas. When word spread that the Local Omnivore crew was going to open their own restaurant, which opened last fall, we let out a collective whoop of joy. No longer would we have …

Chef Ben Staley is quickly becoming Edmonton’s shaman

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“You ate it!” Chef Ben Staley retorts as I tell him that me and Debra Krause found a wild, underripe gooseberry the other day. Ben’s been documenting all the wild foods that grow in and around us in this bizarre hillbilly meets handsome-academic (with perfectly well-kempt hair) montage he seems to be living these days. Ben has been on a bit of an under-ripe …

Christine Sandford is pretty hot right now

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It’s a Monday afternoon and we are toiling away in the July heat, mortaring heavy rocks in our odd-looking cob oven creation. Christine zooms into the Vesta Gardens parking lot and comes up to the construction site in her city clothes and fancy shades, looking keen and raring to go. It’s her holiday and she chooses to spend it with us – John Schneider, Kathryn …

Chef Alexei Boldireff

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I met Alexei in September last year, when we both opened kitchens at MacEwan.  Alexei’s the inspiration behind S’Wich Food Truck, and it’s concession here at MacEwan.  And at Get Cooking he’s our Bread Guy, as well as our go to when we need to find a fantastic chef to present a stellar dinner when our own team can’t do it.  He’s a …

Cooking Vegetarian Indian with Addie Raghavan

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Get Cooking was lucky to have Addie Raghavan (AKA @BigAddie on Twitter) teach an Indian Vegetarian cooking class. Addie pulled recipes from his childhood in India, offering guests samples of authentic Indian cuisine that they would not find in their typical North American Indian Restaurant. He used ingredients many of us had never even heard of (mung beans? Bengal gram?); …

The History of the Cocktail – Our First Class with Brendan Brewster

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The history of cocktails is entwined with turbulent maritime stories, colonialism, victories and defeats, pain and suffering. Brendan Brewster kicked off his class with a Continental Fancy Lunch Punch. Punch, a loan word from Sanskrit meaning five, migrated from India to England in the 1700s. We sat ourselves down, sipping his delicious creation that incorporated the five holy ingredients: his …

Farm Tours & Farm to Fork Culinary Events with Slow Food Edmonton

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 Next Event Coming Soon at Grass Roots Family Farm in Ferintosh, Saturday October 4th Over the past few months I’ve been working closely with a team of dedicated friends and volunteers at Slow Food Edmonton to organize and host a series of Farm to Fork and Farm Tour events.  We’ve been working together in celebration of the amazing contribution that our …

Reclaim Urban Farm

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I make a habit of trying to attend Green Drinks, hosted by The Local Good, as often as I can.  And at the most recent Green Drinks (subject Local Food!) was delighted to reconnect with Ryan Mason of Reclaim Urban Farm. Ryan has recently launched Reclaim Urban Farm, together with his friend and colleague Cathryn Sprague. Ryan and Cathy are …