2015 September October

Meet the 2015 Gold Medal Plates Contenders

Steve Buzak Steve Buzak (Royal Glenora Club) says, “The competition is looking tough— we’ll have to bring our A game. We want to be out of the box, to be innovative, to go in a direction not many have gone before. We’re going for the gold.” Nathin Bye Nathin Bye (Ampersand 27) is not only …



Feeding People

Fruit spared, abundance shared by Tracey L. Anderson Fruit trees and shrubs bloom in yards all over Edmonton in the spring. Their beautiful blossoms are signs of hope, signs that fresh local fruit, everything from apples and apricots to pears and cherries, will be ready to eat in just a few months’ time. Sadly, though, …



Kitchen Sink

wine tastings, happenings and events September is Beer Month at Fine Wines by Liquor Select 8924 149 Street, 780 481-6868. Four free seminars, four Wednesday nights, 40 craft beers.On four Wednesday evenings in September, a different expert will present 10 delicious beers from Canada and around the world, offering a chance to taste, ask questions, …



How to Eat Like an Italian!

Italians are famous for their love of food and my family is no exception by Vivian Zenari I have always suspected that Italian families eat differently than other people do. To see if I was correct, I recently asked four family members to serve me a different meal—breakfast, lunch, coffee break and supper. Note that …



Wine Maven

by Mary Bailey 2014 Culmina Saignée, Okanagan Valley VQA, Canada, $34. Culmina Saignée is a delicious wine, fresh, dry, with some lovely juicy strawberry and thyme notes. It’s made in the classic rosé style in which red wine must (the fermenting juice), in this case Culmina Hypothesis, is drawn off (bled) to both concentrate the …



The Beer Guy: Cider six-pack

by Peter Bailey “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are,” wrote Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in The Physiology of Taste (1825). Or, in beer terms: you are what you drink. Brillat-Savarin came to mind recently when the whole family, adult kids and all, sat down to watch High Fidelity on …