Monday, March 10, 2014

Flavourful Saskatoon, March 10, 2014

Persian Store
There’s a sale on at the Saskatoon Persian Store (223 25th Street West), so this is your chance to stock up on Persian rice, pomegranate syrup and other goodies. Their hours are 11 am to 5:45 pm from Monday to Saturday and 1 to 4:30 pm on Sundays.

Mortal Sin Foods
Michelle Zimmer (Wild Serendipity Foods) says her family enjoyed the cakes (chocolate mousse, coconut lime pound, devil’s food and chocolate cheesecake) from newly-opened Mortal Sin Foods in Stonebridge. They serve small, individual cakes, which is a really attractive idea.

TWO Bistro and Deli 
Tom Brown of Wild Cuisine and Teresa Giesbrecht of Garlic Guru have joined forces and will be opening TWO Bistro and Deli at 245 3rd Avenue South. They’ll be offering everything from wild game to gluten-free vegan offerings. Barbara Harder-Lutz, aka the Cake Witch, will be their pastry chef.

Nosh Eatery & Tap
Jenn Sharp, Associate Editor of Bridges, posted photographs of her meal at the slow opening of Nosh Eatery & Tap. They have an extensive menu and it's almost entirely vegetarian (couple of fish dishes). Here's a photo from Nosh's Twitter feed of Sweetpea Pancakes with chipotle hummus and orange quinoa salsa.

Wood’s Alehouse
 I had lunch at Wood’s Alehouse this past week. No beer, unfortunately, as I was on my way to a business meeting, but I enjoyed my hummus wrap – lots of fresh, crisp veggies, sprouted lentils and a tangy bite of goat cheese. And the side order of potato salad was huge!

Cut Steakhouse 
Chef Moe Mathieu’s new restaurant, Cut Casual Steakhouse and Tap, is now open. As the name suggests, the menu is heavily carnivore, but I gather there is an excellent butternut squash salad at lunchtime and a Portobello “steak” with horseradish whipped potatoes in the evening. (with thanks to Jenn Sharp for the information)

Interesting Reading 
How to cook veg with an edge (colour, architecture, texture, toppings, flavour enhancers)

Why Fairtrade isn’t fair enough – it needs a greater emphasis on quality and innovation

Did you know that 70% of farmers are women? Check out this list of 23 women who are re-shaping our global food system and be inspired

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