From “Wannafoodie”

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Apr 19, 2012
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Christine writes: There are many advocates of the local and in-season food movements. Not because of trend but because it really does make sense… asparagus from the local farmer in May and June is going to taste infinitely better than the asparagus that is planed-trained-and-automobiled to you from the far reaches. It is being eaten when […]

From “Urban Food Preserver”

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Apr 19, 2012
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Amy writes: I’m still taking it all in and it’s 3 days post-conference. Eat Alberta 2012 was such a wonderful event! The people, the sessions, topics, energy, and smell of delicious food being prepared. So delightful! I taught 2 sessions at Eat Alberta on canning fruits and vegetables. This was my first time teaching such […]

From “It’s a Weird, Wild and Wonderful Life”

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Apr 17, 2012
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Twyla writes: Most importantly we learned that people like the Ruzickas work hard not only to put conscientiously raised food on their own table, but on the tables of Albertans as well. Hopefully now, more people will understand why someone like award-winning Chef Blair Lebsack supports this young farming family and why his Range Road […]

From “A Canadian Foodie”

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Apr 17, 2012
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Valerie writes: Eat Alberta 2012 was held at NAIT this year. We felt so very privileged to be granted the opportunity to use this space as they have never done this before. What a difference it made to elevating our humble little event to a world class culinary event equivalent to any I have ever […]

From “In My Element”

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Apr 17, 2012
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Maki writes: Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. Elbow deep in sourdough, sipping back various wines and beers or listening to what mushrooms you must avoid!

From “Joyful Follies”

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Apr 17, 2012
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Robyn writes: There is just something wonderful about watching and listening to people who are so passionate about something – whether that something is bread or sausage or boobs cheese (I’m looking at you, Babe) – and being surrounded by people so passionately supportive of local food filled me with an unexpected happiness (maybe the […]

From “Deb the Locavore”

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Apr 17, 2012
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Deb writes: Connie was a fantastic teacher. She had to deal with a couple of setbacks… the class started late, the mixers kept flipping the breaker, there wasn’t enough egg white in the mixers so we had to hold the bowls up to the whisk (large mixers, small batches), wasn’t too sure if the settings […]

From “The Edmonton Journal”

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Apr 17, 2012
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Liane writes: One of the organizers, Su Dennis, said the conference was pulled together to showcase local products, and to support small, artisanal farmers and producers. Eat Alberta, registered as a not-for-profit corporation, lists education as a major goal. Cooking from scratch is not as common as it once was; classes at Eat Alberta give […]

From “A Random Sampling”

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Apr 17, 2012
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Sarah writes: The day ended far too quickly, I was sad when we hit the ‘Wind Down’ even though the tasting plates were divine! Big thank yous going out to the sponsors of the tasting: Mighty Trio Organics and Gold Forest Grains. I think I said to more than a handful of people, that I would […]

From “Mr. Moo’s Adventures”

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Apr 17, 2012
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Mr. Moo writes: To end the day was Sourdough 101: Basic Yeast Farming with Owen Petersen of Prairie Mill Bread Co. The class was probably one of the funniest I’d had all day, a great way to end the conference! We learned about starters – Owen had named his Julie – how to take care […]

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