Monday, March 30, 2015

Flavourful Saskatoon, March 30, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt 
Join the Easter Egg Hunt at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, April 4. The Market will also be open on Sunday, April 5.

Liquor Tastings 
The Co-op Liquor Store organizes regular tastings: 
April 10, 7 pmConcha y Toro wine (including Bonterra)
April 25, 7 pm – the history and production methods of several rum distilleries
April 30, 7 pmNathalie Bonhomme, Spanish wines, including one made in collaboration with Bodegas Juan Gil, Jumilla

Wally’s Urban Market Garden
It must be spring – or else Wally of Wally's Urban Market Garden is very optimistic. He told me he planned to start planting garlic and onions on March 29!

What could be nicer than a thirst-quenching glass of cider in an English pub or a French crèperie? But cider is also popular in northern Spain, parts of Germany and other countries around the world as I discovered when I read World’s Best Ciders by Pete Brown and Bill Bradshaw. The book highlights artisan ciders as well as providing some background on big companies, such as Strongbow and Magner’s.

BC Tree Fruits is introducing its first cider, called Broken Ladder, in April. One of my favourite Canadian cider companies is Sea Cider on Vancouver Island and I enjoyed Lonetree’s dry cider when I was in BC this past summer.

I’ve started following the Cider Monger’s blog to keep up to date on new Canadian ciders.

Best Food Writing 2014 
If you are interested in the people, places and ideas behind our modern food culture, Best Food Writing 2014 is a must read. The series compiles short essays from a wide variety of sources and I make sure to take it out from the library every year.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post regular profiles of culinary entrepreneurs, new restaurants and new food products.  

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