Monday, October 17, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, October 17, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – foodie apps, international food shortages, cooking with pulses, blogs and websites

Muffin Swarm, October 19
Three Sisters/Nestor’s Bakery is celebrating their grand opening with a muffin swarm on 20th Street and downtown on October 19.

Be on the lookout for young people giving away muffins and cookies!

Raj Patel, How to Feed the World, October 25
Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved, will be speaking about real solutions to international food shortages and inequality at the University of Saskatchewan 2011 Whelen Visiting Lecture on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm in the Adam Ballroom, Delta Bessborough Hotel. Admission is free but seating is limited so arrive early. A public reception and book signing will follow the talk.

World Food Challenge
Oxfam is encouraging people to take the World Food Challenge this week and share a meal made with organic, fair trade and/or local ingredients.

On a related note, you may be interested in reading Why the Food Movement Should Occupy Wall Street. Almost one in 5 Americans are on food stamps, and speculation on the commodity market drives food prices up artificially.

Cooking with Saskatchewan Pulses, November 2
Chef Simon Reynolds is hosting a pulse cooking class on November 2. Participants will prepare red lentil and ham soup with chickpea flatbread, Moroccan chick pea stew, minted couscous, and lentil pecan and chocolate brownies.

Register online at

Canada Organic Week
Celebrate Canada Organic Week with some fun online technology:
Or you can sign up for a monthly newsletter from Sask Organic Directorate.

Blogs and Website
Here are some new blogs and/or websites for you to enjoy:

Social Network for Beer Lovers
Share the beer you’re drinking with your friends; find out what they are drinking and where; and find out what beers are currently the most popular using Untappd, a website portal and mobile phone app.

Pumpkin Pie at Earl’s
In case you didn’t get your fill at Thanksgiving, Earl’s restaurants across Canada are serving pumpkin pie until November 8.

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

See also:
Flavourful Saskatoon October 10, 2011
Sushiro and Duck Duck Goose

Photos: Nicaragua

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