Monday, March 21, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, March 21, 2016


Fruit Wine Fermentation Seminar, Apr. 27
The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre is offering a day-long Fruit Wine Fermentation Seminar on Apr. 27.

Edible Perennial Tour & Foraging Workshop, Apr. 30 
If you live in or near Regina, Edible Landscapes is offering a tour of a permaculture garden’s edible perennials and a foraging workshop in a south Saskatchewan valley to identify edible and medicinal plants on Apr. 30.


Lisa Clark, Saskatoon Food Activist 
Lisa Clark is a researcher and writer. Most of her writing focuses on food politics and she recently completed a book on the organic food industry.

Mariana Brito, The Backyard 
Mariana Brito combines the flavours of modern Mexican cuisine with a passion for local, organic food. The Backyard served meals at Over the Hill Orchards in 2015 and is looking for a new location this summer. Mariana is a 2016 CBC Future 40 winner from Regina.


BC’s Local Food Artisans
If you’re planning a trip to British Columbia, you may want to pick up a copy of two recently-published books.

Food Artisans of the Okanagan: Your Guide to the Best Locally Crafted Fare by Jennifer Cockrall-King profiles over 125 Okanagan chefs and food producers from beekeepers to chocolatiers to foragers.

The Butcher, the Baker, the Wine and Cheesemaker by the Sea by Jennifer Schell is a tribute to the West Coast’s food artisans with recipes and stories about 150 local food experts. The profiles range from BC artichokes to a Tofino food truck.


The Beer Archaeologist 
An archaeologist is analyzing ancient pottery in order to recreate ancient beverages.

“Dr. Pat, as he’s known at Dogfish Head, is the world’s foremost expert on ancient fermented beverages, and he cracks long-forgotten recipes with chemistry, scouring ancient kegs and bottles for residue samples to scrutinize in the lab. He has identified the world’s oldest known barley beer (from Iran’s Zagros Mountains, dating to 3400 B.C.), the oldest grape wine (also from the Zagros, circa 5400 B.C.) and the earliest known booze of any kind, a Neolithic grog from China’s Yellow River Valley brewed some 9,000 years ago.” 

Local Greenhouse Spinach 
Floating Gardens is now selling greenhouse-grown spinach. It’s so good to be able to eat fresh, local greens throughout the year.


Wednesdays at Nosh 
Beer and a vegan po’boy sandwich is on offer every Wednesday at Nosh Eatery & Tap. Sounds good!

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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