Gastronomic happenings around town
eat like it’s 1908
The Long Table Dinner at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is Saturday, July 15. The dinner combines delicious food and history, which comes alive during the interactive tour by horse-drawn wagon. This is a beautiful place—quiet, pastoral, with wildlife and you might spot a cute tabby kitten. The interpreters are top-notch as are the wagon men. Enjoy a Ukrainian-inspired dinner prepared by chef Brad Smoliak on site and gifts from the village, a bag of Red Fife flour and a hand-forged napkin ring, to take home. Tix: $130/p+, 18 spots only, email email@example.com or call 780-757-7704.
The event starts at 5pm sharp, visit kitchenbybrad.ca for travel info.
A bucolic setting for an Alberta long table dinner
Zocalo has created the Canada Eh salad in honour of Canada150. Their delicious take on a caprese salad is made with market tomatoes, chunks of red pepper, goat’s cheese and a fresh red begonia bloom. Find in the café at Zocalo, 10826 95 Street, 780-428-0754, zocalo.ca, open daily.
Zocolo’s flag-inspired salad
traveling with the kids
The must-have travel book for this summer
“Family travel needs to have something for every member of the family,” says Jody Robbins about her new book 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit (TouchWood Editions, $24.95). In the book she details what makes a rewarding vacation for the whole family. There is an entire section on camping, sure to be popular this year, and urban adventures. Want your kids to value the great outdoors or experience a multicultural city? Go there. “People don’t protect or value what they don’t understand,” she says. This is one valuable resource. Using Jody’s tips and tricks are one way to make sure your vacation doesn’t turn into National Lampoon’s Vacation.
click the dishes
Bored with lining up, ordering, waiting to pay, then getting your food to go? There’s an app for that. It’s called ClickDishes Grab & Go and it was developed right here in Alberta. It allows you to order on your phone and pick up when ready, ideal for quick service and take out spots. It can be used at Bru Coffee and Beer House; The Burger’s Priest, Chatime, Gong Cha Ultima, Hoang Long, Kyoto Japanese Cuisine, Oodle Noodle, some Remedy Café locations, Y-Not Indian and Zenari’s. Available on Google Play and at the App Store, clickdishes.com.
this is the app for that
celebrate alberta food
ATCO’s latest culinary offering is a winner
The new cookbook from Blue Flame Kitchen, From Our Roots, is a winner. It’s chock full of recipes written in their characteristic easy and delicious style, all using a host of grown-right-here foods. We love how it’s set up (from the barn; from the field; from the garden, pasture, orchard and mill) including a handy from the root cellar section with recipes for stocks, jams and canned tomatoes. You could call these legacy recipes (the saskatoon crisp and blueberry pie are classics). It’s a book you will turn to often and it makes a great gift for visitors. Bonus: the profiles of 10 farms across the province. From Our Roots, $24, available at Indigo and ATCOBlueFlameKitchen.com