Monday, July 29, 2013

Flavourful Saskatoon, July 29, 2013

Rhubarb Festival, Aug. 4-5 
The Marr Residence is holding its annual Rhubarb Festival from 1-4:30 pm, August 4 and 5.
Who knew!

Preserving Food, August
CHEP Good Food Inc. is sponsoring canning workshops and demos on August 7, 14, and 21.

On August 10 and 24, from 10 am to 4 pm, the kitchen at Station 20 West will be available for 5 people who are experienced in food preservation.

Phone 306.655.4575 to register and for information about additional workshops that are in the planning stage.

Volunteers Wanted: Fruit Harvesting 
Out Of Your Tree is looking for neighbourhood coordinators and volunteers to cooperatively harvest local fruit trees, putting the fruit to good use rather than leaving it to go to waste.

YXE Food Trucks 
Saskatoon’s first food trucks hit the streets this week:

Disco Dogs (@discodogtruck) is serving up hot dogs with a variety of toppings. Rumour has it that they will be offering a vegan/vegetarian version.

Joy Ride (@joyrideyxe) is operated by Dan Walker of Weczeria.

Three Sisters/Nestor’s Bakery has a truck. It’s currently parked in front of the bakery on 20th Street.

And don’t forget the two food trucks at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market serving up East Indian food and french fries.

Souplicious Creations 
Starting this fall, Chef Simon Reynolds will be offering heat-and-serve gourmet soups via Souplicious Creations. Varieties will include local, seasonal, no added salt, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, as well as full-fat hearty soups. There will be a couple of hot soups available, one always being vegetarian. Also available will be chutneys, jams, pasta sauce, dessert, entrees, and dressings.

Prairie Harvest Café 
Prairie Harvest Café is expanding with room for a few more tables and a bar. Chef Mike McKeown is looking forward to being able to offer cocktails.

Taste of Edmonton 
Taste of Edmonton added some new features this year that would be a valuable addition to Taste of Saskatchewan. These included chef-led workshops (e.g. how to make gluten-free bread, tofu 101, cheese-making) and themed pop-up evenings (e.g. Flavours of India, Indigenous cuisine) with a new focus on local chefs and local products (e.g. 10-mile meal). (via Only Here for the Food)

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1 comment:

supersu said...

great update!

i went to a few taste of edmonton workshops - glorious!

fun way to spend a few hours, and the festival was hoppin' this year---my advice to the organizers was to serve us wine WHILE we cooked - then it really would have been a sip n savour experience!

great fun-i'll look forward to seeing what your taste festival brings this year!

happy eating
su :)