Celebrating Oktoberfest with Brewsters’ Günther Trageser

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Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair. Held annually in Munich, it is a two week folk festival running from mid-to-late September to the first weekend in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year. The History of Oktoberfest Starts in 1810. Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess …

It’s an Oyster Extravaganza at Get Cooking

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We are big on collaborative projects at Get Cooking, as you’ve doubtless gathered. We especially value building working relationships with those who share our enthusiasm for quality food, whether it is grown, baked, cured, fished or farmed. We first started working with Rob Tryon of Effing Seafoods, are were immediately impressed by his knowledge, dedication and unapologetic enthusiasm for what …

Stirred, Not Shaken, at our First Ever Whisky Class

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Whisky was once a classist quaff for the well-heeled. I used to imagine stodgy, waistcoat-wearing old men with David Attenborough accents bonding in silence over a neat Speyside, or Colonel Sanders-esque white suit-wearing American plantation owners languishing in the summer heat, a Tennessee sippin’ whisky their only solace from the elements. However, this beautiful marriage of smoke and peat systematically …

Relish Film Festival Dinner and a Movie with Israel Alvarez

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Get Cooking hosted a dinner and a movie event as part of the Relish Film on Food Festival. The festival, co-produced by The Tomato‘s Mary Bailey and Maria Iacobelli, and in it’s first year, showcased food on the big screen. The festival screened films to inspire and entertain, from documentaries and classics, to culinary dramas and gastronomic extravaganzas. Bailey felt that …

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 …

Date Night at Get Cooking this Friday September 19th

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This Friday we’re holding our first ever Date Night class, and we’re focusing on Cooking for Two.  I’ll be teaching the class alongside Chef Stephen Baidacoff, and I for one can’t wait. Our first course will be a confit of Pacific Trout, served with a Spinach Puree.  We’ll show you how to plate it up and pair it with a complementary …

Cook Canapes and Hors d’Oeuvres

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Have you ever made an entire meal out of appetizers? I have; once on a first date, the lady in question and I couldn’t decide on just one appetizer to share, so we decided to order a number of them and forgo the entrees. That became a recurring theme for us – whenever we went out for dinner, we would …

Visioning Our Future

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On November 8, the Get Cooking team got together to examine the new location that we’re going to be moving to in the spring of 2014, and to brainstorm new ideas for expanding our current operations and taking the business forward.  Led by Katharine Weinmann, we were able to explore each other’s backgrounds and discuss what sort of benefits each …

Food & Wine Pairing Classes at Get Cooking

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Last Thursday we held our inaugural Match Food & Wine Class at Get Cooking.  And I hope that it will turn out to be the first of many, because I for one had a wonderful time.  Which was in part because this class provided the rare opportunity for me to sit down with my guests and enjoy some of the …