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International Bacon Day

  Okay, it’s a pretty unofficial celebration, but no other food is as deserving. September 5 is International Bacon Day. Bacon Day is held on the Saturday before Labor Day US (the first Monday of September, and according to last year was celebrated in the US, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, and the UK. […]

Foodies not forgotten in fall leisure guide

The Winnipeg Leisure Guide hit stands August 12. Available direct to Winnipeg Free Press subscribers, and through arenas, civic pools, libraries, leisure centres, and 200 local retailers, it lines up hundreds of activities to keep Peggers busy through the fall. Given that two of my favourite leisure activities are cooking and eating, I’m always thrilled […]

Go ahead, make my day

I’d been meaning to make another batch of burgers and suddenly it hit me. I didn’t have to settle for the pre-packaged ground mystery meat to make those burgers tonight because I was the proud owner of a food processor. I could chop, mince, shred, grate and blend whatever I wanted. In this case, I […]

Do south: Burrito del Rio kicks ass

The response to my sneak peak of Burrito del Rio tells me one thing…Winnipeggers love Mexican food, or any spin on it they can get their gums on. So it was a stroke of genius for Duncan Grant, owner of Bonfire Bistro and the Latin influenced Cafe Carlo, to bring the taqueria concept to a […]

Winnipeg’s own Iron Chef

There was very little fanfare, but Winnipeg played host to its own Iron Chef competition. Taking place at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the competition was part of Centrex, Manitoba’s largest tradeshow for hotels, restaurants, bars, and foodservice providers. The competition featured eight teams from local restaurants: Provence Bistro, Bistro 725, The Fairmont, Dandelion Eatery, The […]

More Mexican: Burrito del Rio opening soon

Bringing us more flavours of our southern neighbours, Winnipeg’s first taqueria, Burrito del Rio, is poised to open in Osborne Village. Oil barely cool in the fryers since the departure of former occupant the Village Fish, the space has undergone a rapid transformation. The only vestiges of the chippy shop the indoor eaves working to […]

The Village Fish Panko Breaded Pickerel

This recipe is Savour Winnipeg’s Tribute to the now defunct Village Fish and their delicious Panko Breaded Pickerel INGREDIENTS 1-2 cups canola oil (depending on pan size & depth) 1 cup flour tablespoon fresh ground black pepper tablespoon kosher salt 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup Panko bread crumbs (available at Sobey’s or Safeway) 2-3 pounds […]

So long, and thanks for all the fish

With great trepidation I watched brown paper mask the windows of Winnipeg’s gourmet fish n chippie, The Village Fish. I held out hopes that it was merely a long overdue reno. But there’s no denying a new sign, proclaiming Burrito del Rio’s imminent opening. The Fish has floated on, down the drain, belly up (insert […]