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Food

Steaks


Sizzling Summer Steaks It’s Time to Fire Up the Grill & Get Ready for Summer Nothing beats a superbly cooked, flame-grilled steak on a perfect summer evening, in the company of great friends. We reached out to SYSCO Edmonton’s Corporate Chef Michael Brown for his top three favourite steak dishes, and here they are! Besides …

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Popsicles, Gelato and more


A Lick & a Promise. Chilling out just got tastier By Carmen D. Hrynchuk Certain things just taste better in the sunshine. Near the top of that list are ice cream and popsicles. Besides being simple to make, the flavour combinations are endless. We made some of ours with yogourt, others with puréed fruit and, …

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Volcanic Wine


Volcanic Vino – Making wine from the ashes Like all wine and winemaking traditions, volcanic wines combine a bit of the old with the new. People have long made wine from grapes grown in volcanic soil, but only recently have the distinctive attributes of these wines gained appreciation. Just as no two volcanoes are the …

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Cocktails


Let There Be Cocktails!  Ready, set, sip! By Carmen D. Hrynchuk It’s finally here. Patio season. And there’s only one rule to play by: if you live where summer’s short, make cocktail hour long. To help inspire that mandate, we’re sharing a few recipes to raise your glasses to. Some are impeccable classics, a few …

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Strathcona Spirits


They’ve got Spirits Yes They Do! Edmonton’s first distillery success story If you were looking to taste some locally produced spirits a year ago, you’d have been out of luck. This year, you’ve got options. Lots of that credit goes to Adam Smith. Over the past four years, he’s been hard at work setting up …

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Bread


Bread Winners – Butter up to Edmonton’s bread scene Edmonton has privilege to a wealth of bakeries that have been making waves in the local food scene. But while pastries and baked desserts have been enjoying their well-deserved moment, the spotlight on bread has been a little dim. That, however, is starting to change, as …

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Pickling


Bragging Rights in a Jar – A showoff’s guide to making condiments So you’ve mastered your signature Caesar and are known for your epic BBQ parties, so what’s next? How about more bragging rights? Perhaps a homemade pickled bean to garnish your already righteous Caesar or some bourbon mustard that you “just whipped up.” With …

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Geppetto’s Gelato – Inspiring smiles by the scoop


  Ice cream is synonymous with summer. And on a hot day, a scoop or two of this cold, creamy delight is like icing on cake—you just gotta have it. Good thing St. Albert has Victor and Debra Garcia. Each year the husband-and-wife team takes this traditional summer treat to new heights with their little …

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Ice Cream


Scoop, There It Is Hello, ice cream season! By Jennie Drent   Summer and ice cream are perfect companions. But ice cream has two Italian cousins you should plan to spend some time with, too. There’s no need to buy a plane ticket though, because the Greater Edmonton area offers no shortage of Italian gelati, …

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Hot Dogs – Edmonton


Haute Dogs A classy take on a classic meal By Robert Michon   Whether they’re roasted over a roaring campfire or grilled on a backyard BBQ, hot dogs are a key part of summertime cuisine. But let’s be honest—though they’re cheap and easy to make, hot dogs can also be a little bland. So if …

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