Monday, May 2, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, May 2, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – food ballet, neighbourhood walks and an iPhone app for vegetarians

I’m home again after a fabulous holiday in Spain. Lots more blog posts about Spain, particularly the wineries that I visited, but I’ll be blogging about the Saskatoon food scene again as well. Do send me your news items for Flavourful Saskatoon or ideas for entrepreneurs and businesses that you would like me to profile.

Food Production – A Ballet – MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Ballet, by Szuper Gallery, is an exhibition, video installation and performance that blends the often separated rural and urban parts of our food production system. The MacKenzie Art Gallery exhibit, which will run from April 30 to August 28, is the Canadian premiere for this exhibition, which was originally developed for the Reading Museum of English Rural Life.

The ballet will be performed on May 6 at 8 pm and on May 7 at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Gallery Shop.

Jane’s Walk – Saturday, May 7
Jane’s Walk celebrates the legacy of Jane Jacobs by encouraging people to participate in tours of their local neighbourhood in order to talk about what matters to them in the places they live and work.

There are lots and lots of walks to choose from in Saskatoon. Re-creating Streets looks at creating safe recreational opportunities on 33rd Street, Mayfair and Idylwyld. Riversdale – A Neighbourhood in Transition looks at the ongoing changes in this neighbourhood. And there are many more – check them out and choose the one that interests you the most.

Winners! – Paddockwood and Sea Cider
Paddockwood Brewing’s Czech Mate Pilsner won Best Beer award at the 16th Annual Fest of Ale in Penticton, BC, in April.

Best Beverage was awarded to Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse in Saanichton, BC, for their Rumrunner. Congratulations to both companies. I’ve enjoyed both their brews – here’s an account of my visit to Sea Cider last July.

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian
Mark Bittman has just released an iPhone/iPod Touch app with 2000 meatless recipes and variations, plus cooking, shopping and ingredient information. It costs $4.99 and is available here.

Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Parent and Tot sessions every Wednesday at 10 am from May 4 to June 29. Enjoy group parenting discussions with other adults while your children play and are cared for by a child care worker.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. Email me if you have products, events or places that you would like me to include.

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1 comment:

Renee said...

Welcome back Penny! Looks like you had a great trip - I really enjoyed your posts and photos.