Monday, August 1, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, August 1, 2016

Fernie, BC - such a fun place to visit

Winemaker Dinner, Aug. 13 (Regina) 
The Backyard and Merawine are hosting a dinner with Spanish winemaker Assis Suriol of Sunol Organic Vineyards on Aug. 13 in Regina. There will be two sittings at 5 and 8:30 pm.

Merawine is trying to improve Saskatchewan’s winescape by promoting natural, biodynamic, and organic wines.

YXE Beer Fest, Aug. 26-27 
There will be over 40 beer vendors, food, and music at the 2016 Beer Fest in Rotary Park, Aug. 26-27.

YXEats, Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 
Riversdale restaurants will be offering set-price menus during YXEats, Aug. 31 to Sept. 4. In addition, there are several special events:

HUE – Yum Yum School, Aug. 31 
Cook alongside Chef Jenni while enjoying cocktail samples from Tierra del Sol on Aug. 31 when Yum Yum School presents HUE, a celebration of colour with peak of the season ingredients, at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market.

Long Table Brunch, Sept. 4 
YXE Eats’ Long Table Brunch to be held on Sept. 4 “combines a funky indoor location at The BLOK, fabulous brunch catered by Fresh Dish, music by Justice Der, and door prizes all at one long table.”

Award-Winning Flowery Gin 
Black Fox Farm and Distillery received three medals at the recent International Wine and Spirits Awards for their Honey Ginger Liqueur and Gin #3, which contains calendula flowers and rhubarb grown on the farm.

A Downtown Grocery Store? 
Save-On Foods plans to open 6 stores in Saskatoon and is considering opening a branch downtown if they can find a viable spot.

Can a City Go Vegetarian? 
The plans of Turin’s new mayor to move the city towards a vegetarian diet were met with groans and astonishment. “The current tension in Turin perhaps derives from the fact that many people do not equate meat consumption with climate change. . . . while governments around the world have been quick on the uptake in implementing campaigns and regulations designed to reduce energy use and carbon emissions — from encouraging people to turn out the lights to banning cars on the road for certain days out of the year — administrations have been skittish about extending that oversight to diets. . . . But it’s growing increasingly impossible to ignore how our carnivorous preferences are tangled up in the fate of the planet. Agriculture and food production currently account for about a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, 80 percent of which are livestock-related”

Is This the Healthiest Grocery Store? 
Aldi, a German-owned grocery store, is banning pesticides harmful to bees, artificial ingredients, and growth hormones and expanding their line of organic products.

Fabulous bean-to-bar chocolate and delicious gelato

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post articles about food that is good, clean and fair; travel; and books. You may also enjoy EcoFriendly Sask profiling Saskatchewan naturecentric initiatives and events. 

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