Monday, December 5, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, December 5, 2016

Good Food Box Cook-Off, Dec. 10
Join CHEP and Slow Food Saskatoon in celebrating Terra Madre Day on Dec. 10 with a Good Food Box Cook-Off. Three teams of local chefs will have a cook-off using the local Sunshine Box and a Good Food Box from CHEP's Good Food Box program to make lunch for a crowd. You can vote for your favourite dish, check out the displays, purchase some pottery from CHEP's fundraiser, and hear this year's Saskatoon delegate to Terra Madre, Glenda Abbott, speak about her experience in Turin, Italy. Terra Madre Day is Slow Food’s annual day to promote the diversity of food traditions and production.

Stolen Goods
The Saskatoon Police Service has compiled a cookbook entitled Stolen Goods, the SPS’ favorite “borrowed goods.” Chief Weighill shares his chili recipe. The breakfast section is called The Early Shift and gluten-free recipes are in the Fraud section. Funds raised will go to support the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.

Packaging in the Coffee Business 
A series of articles from Iconoclast Coffee, Edmonton, discusses the politics and environmental impact of packaging coffee:
Packaging in the Coffee Business
Packaging Politics
Packaging and Landfills
With thanks to Sharon, Only Here for the Food, for her interesting postings about the Edmonton food scene.

EcoFriendly Food Swaps 
Choosing food that is good for us as well as good for the environment can be tricky. Here are 8 food swaps as an easy way to get started.

Uncommon Cider, Calgary 
Now this is something different – Uncommon Cider is an urban cidery promoting quality in small batches.

Festive Desserts from Around the World 
Food 52 has a wonderful series of articles describing and providing some background on festive desserts from around the world. There’s Isla Flotante from Tabasco in southeastern Mexico, an Indian dessert that requires winter moonlight to prepare, Malva Pudding from South Africa (“the dessert equivalent of a warm bubble bath or a chaise lounge”), Japanese Christmas cakes (traditionally made with sponge cake, strawberries, and cream), and many more.

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 environmental initiatives and events. 

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