Monday, January 14, 2013

Flavourful Saskatoon, January 14, 2013

Open Cook’s Society Intro Meeting, Jan. 14
Do you work with food? Are you a foodie? Join the Open Cook Society's Intro Meeting from 6-9 pm on Monday, January 14, at CHEP. The Open Cook Society's mission is to provide open forum for cooks to network, express interest in food and participate in community support.

One of the organizers is Lindsay Adams who I profiled on Wanderlust and Words a couple of years ago.

3-Course Dinner, Jan. 25
Souleio is hosting a three-course dinner paired with wine on January 25 from 6-9 pm. I’m really excited to see vegetarian options for both appetizer and entrée. Gillian Snider will provide a musical accompaniment. Phone 979-8102 to make a reservation.

Slow Money Webinar, Jan. 29
Find out more about the Ayers Brook Goat Dairy Agricultural Investment Model, designed to strengthen the local food economy, create economic opportunity and conserve land with responsible management, in the January 29 Slow Money Webinar.

Saskatchewan Food Summit, Feb. 27-28
The second Saskatchewan Food Summit will be held in Saskatoon on February 27 and 28. Topics will include: Policy and the Food System, Global Perspective on Food Security, Health and Food Safety, Aboriginal People and Local Food Production, and Land Use Planning. Additional information is available online.

Slow Food Canada National Meeting, Apr. 25-28
The Slow Food Canada National Meeting will be held in the Okanagan from April 25-28. In addition to the business meetings, there will be food and wine tastings and gala dinners. Slow Food Saskatoon hopes to send a representative, but non-delegates are also welcome.

SPIN Farming Illustrated
Check out the latest SPIN Farming publication from Wally Satzewich and Roxanne Christensen – SPIN Farming Illustrated.

Food Tank
Ellen Gustafson and Danielle Nierenberg, American food and agriculture experts have launched Food Tank to provide a science-based resource on food and agriculture issues. They say it will be a “bold new voice in the fight for health-based agriculture, alleviating hunger and poverty, stemming the tide of obesity, and improving nutrition and environmental sustainability.

In Organic We Trust 
I’d be interested in viewing In Organic We Trust, a newly-released documentary that looks beyond organic to the food system as a whole: “78% of Americans eat organic food because it’s healthier. But is organic really better for us or just a marketing scam? When corporations went into the business and “organic” became a brand, everything changed. The philosophy and the label grew apart. Can gummy bears or bananas flown halfway across the world truly be organic? … Local farmer’s markets, school gardens, and urban farms are revolutionizing the way we eat. Change is happening from the soil up.”

Name Your Nuts/Linda Marie’s Gourmet Toffee
I can’t resist the samples from Name Your Nuts and Linda Marie’s Gourmet Toffee at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. You know the product is fresh when you see them making it on the spot.


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