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Winnipeg’s new culinary king

A new culinarian was crowned king this weekend during an Iron Chef competition at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The main event and every bit as crowd pleasing as the free meat treats handed out by several exhibitors, the competition took place as part of Centrex, Manitoba’s largest trade show for hotels, restaurants, bars and food […]

Winnipeg’s spring Leisure Guide

Registration for Winnipeg Spring Leisure Guide classes begins Monday, March 15, at 9:00am. There’s a veritable bounty of information for the culinary inclined. Folded into Adult Leisure sections you’ll find the usual headings–Hands-On Cuisine and Cuisine Demo. But I found a couple of foodie items in the Around the Yard section–Making Maple Sugar for Fun […]

Unleash your inner leprechaun

  Savour Winnipeg presents 14 Winnipeg pubs perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Rivers and beers the world over will run green, and…well, I won’t even comment on the wardrobe choices. And while our waterways are immune, Winnipeggers nevertheless become infected with Irish fever, swarming watering holes to hoist […]

Celebrate food…from field to table

The Dietitians of Canada couldn’t have picked a better slogan for Nutrition Month (March)–Celebrate food…from field to table. It strikes a chord, particularly now as the sun begins to shine strong enough to melt snow, teasing us with glimpses of the earth, turning thoughts to gardens and growth. The 2010 Nutrition Month challenges Canadians to […]

Treat your sweet to meat this Valentine’s Day

When it comes to treats for your sweet on Valentine’s Day, chocolate is passe. I smell sex and…bacon? I’m sure referencing Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy” song makes me a dinosaur, but the sex and candy centric theme for Feb 14 is also on its way to extinction. According to a recent national survey, when […]

The first cut is the deepest

Knife sharpening demo at d.a. Niels proves deadly dull. When I learned kitchen supply outfitter d.a. Niels was hosting a series of live demonstrations at their 485 Berry Street store February through March I couldn’t wait to get down there. My eagerness was only bolstered by Destination Winnipeg’s extensive, almost exhausting, 3-part account of Bistro […]

The Fort Whyte forager

I was delighted to see a good friend of mine, Barret Miller, featured in this weekend’s Winnipeg Free Press. A fellow foodie and nature lover, Barret has spent the last couple years working as a special programs interpreter at FortWhyte Alive, an absolutely amazing environmental education centre right here in city limits. (It’s also home […]