Monday, August 28, 2017

Flavourful Saskatoon, August 28, 2017

The Next Great Food Business Public Tasting, Sept. 7
The Local Kitchen is hosting a public tasting with samples from each of the finalists in the Next Great Food Business competition. Finalists are: King’s Jerky, Kind Condiments, Smoke and Salt BBQ, Bannock Express, and Voodoo Van.

Wine Tastings
Guess the most expensive wine (Sept. 8), sample some Rhône wines (Sept. 22), or attend the 2017 Premier Showcase Wine Dinner (Sept. 28) sponsored by Saskatoon Co-op Wine Spirits Beer. Premier Showcase is also offering a Portugal with a Splash of California wine seminar (Sept. 29) and a Women & Whisky seminar (Sept. 30).

Refresh and Renew
I had a chat with Trent Loewen about his plans now that he has sold Earth Bound Bakery. He is heading east to visit chef friends in Ontario and then off to New Zealand to explore what's happening there. After 9 years with a single focus, it's time to explore new ideas. Interestingly enough, the bakery's new owner is a businessman who has set himself the task of learning how to bake. Stay tuned for further developments.

Regina Library Celebrates the Harvest
I was delighted to discover that Regina Public Library is celebrating the fall harvest with a variety of food-related events at all their branches – everything from Syrian sweets to bread made from local wheat, foodie films, and a tasting from Regina’s donut underground. Let’s hope that Saskatoon Public Library follows suit.

All About Oolong Tea
Oolong is my go-to breakfast tea. Oolong means black or dark dragon and was first produced during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD). There are many different varieties, based on growing region, processing style, and degree of oxidation. This article – All About Oolong Tea – is a useful guide and very helpful in distinguishing between the many different options.

Category 12 Brewing
Category 12 Brewing is located in Saanich, Vancouver Island.

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