Monday, January 23, 2017

Flavourful Saskatoon, January 23, 2017

Food & Sustainability, Feb. 1 
Join Grant Wood, Dr. Phil Loring, and Dr. Michael Schwandt for a panel discussion on sustainability and food from 5-6:30 pm, Feb. 1, at Louis’ on campus. Complimentary food featuring local ingredients will be provided. RSVP online.

Fermentation Basics, Feb. 2 
The Mayfair Library is hosting a fermentation basics workshop from 6:30-8 pm, Feb. 2.

Whisky Tasting, Feb. 2 
In Canada, you can’t sell whisky until it’s been aged for a minimum of 3 years. But that doesn’t mean you can’t taste it. Join John from Black Fox Farm & Distillery in a tasting of their triticale, oat, and wheat whiskies from 7:30-9 pm, Feb. 2.

February Courses at The Local Kitchen 
Check out the line-up of classes at The Local Kitchen in February: The Black Forest with Chef Jenni, Plant-based Dining with Justin O’Reilly, and Warming Vegetarian Meals with Caitlin Ilse.

Prairie Pasta
Prairie Pasta is selling fresh pasta at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and Sundays. My sister-in-law picked up some Roasted Red Pepper Radiatore.

Cooking Up Saskatchewan 
Agriculture in the Classroom – Saskatchewan is sponsoring a cooking competition for students in Food Science and Commercial Cooking 10 and 30.

Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival 
Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival is a fundraiser for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Job Training Program. Cafés, bakeries, and restaurants are offering up 61 custom flavours: Malt [Whisky] Teaser at Chocolate Arts, Rashomon (miso white hot chocolate with matcha tea and sake) at Koko Monk Chocolates, a stout beer/hot chocolate combo at Bella Gelateria, and a vegan chaga mushroom hot chocolate at Eternal Abundance.

Eat Your Veg: Supermarket Research 
A British supermarket is teaming up with Oxford University researchers to study ways in which they can redesign their stores to encourage people to eat less meat. Ideas include special offers, placing vegetarian options side-by-side with meat options, and special displays.

Photos: Wareham Saturday Market, Dorset

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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