fried zucchini blossoms

August brings summer squash and with summer squash comes zucchini blossoms. Delicious stuffed and fried as a first course:

Or, leave out the stuffing and serve as aperitivo with an Aperol spritz:

Fried Zucchini Blossoms

alberta farm days is this weekend

Get ready to do some exploring. Check out all the cool farm-to-fork happenings — events, farm tours, tastings, classes, dinners and teas — and get yourself to a farm August 19 and 20:

Alberta Open Farm Days

bake like a duchess

The popular baking classes at Duchess Atelier (Holland Plaza, 10936–119 Street) are on offer on Monday, August 21 at noon. To learn how to make the Duke cake, brush up on your brioche or refine your technique for les macarons, check out the line up here: Keep in mind that booking must be done on the website and they sell out quickly.

Duchess Bakeshop

cook like a ukrainian baba

There is still time to sign up for the Ukrainian Food Fight — the nalysnyky making contest with chef Brad Smoliak at the 5th Annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival, August 26-27 in Lamont. This is the festival of all things Ukrainian and delicious.

Brad Smoliak cooks like a Ukrainian Baba

Brad Smoliak cooks like a Ukrainian Baba

party like an italian

Don’t miss Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton, the annual celebration of everything Italian, on Sunday, August 27, in Little Italy (95 Street between 107 and 109 Avenues) essentially, in front of Zocalo and the Italian Centre Shop. Food, drink, entertainment and fun things to do with the kiddies.