By April 26, 2012
Blog By: Jessie Harrold
Ever since I moved to Halifax over a decade ago, the Halifax Farmers’ Market has held a special place in my heart. Then, it was about getting lost in the corridors of the old brewery and looking for a late morning breakfast to take the edge off of the…dehydration…that I sometimes suffered on Saturday mornings.
Now, I show up a few hours earlier than I used to, buckle Ada into her baby carrier and wander through the new Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. One thing that the market has always nurtured for me is a sense of connection. The market is like my Cheers – I almost always run into someone I know, and most of my favourite vendors know me.
Lately, as I’ve tried more and more to use local ingredients in my cooking, I feel connected to the seasons when I head to the market. There’s something kind of wonderful about knowing when the first fiddleheads are harvested, or when it is time for roasted Brussels sprouts to become a more regular part of our dinner menus. more…
By April 25, 2012
Be the first to try new releases from wineries across Atlantic Canada. If you love local wines and would like to sample the best of Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and Newfoundland under one roof – there is only one place to be on Monday, May 28.
The Atlantic Canada Wine Symposium Gala Reception and Dinner, taking place at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel will showcase the finest locally produced products from farm to table as well as Atlantic Canadian wines to compliment renowned Chef Raj Gupta’s exquisite menu.
Meet our winemakers and experience the finest Atlantic Canadian cuisine paired with award-winning local wines. more…
Photo Credit: www.feistychef.ca
Slow Food Nova Scotia is back with its third annual Spring Supper. Billed as the down home, no fuss, culinary event of the season, this year’s dinner will feature 11 of the region’s top chefs working together to bring you a staggering seven-course, locally-sourced Nova Scotian church supper unlike any other. All courses will be paired with Nova Scotian wines. Local food producers, brewers, vintners and foodies alike will round out this incredible evening.
Participating chefs/restaurants include: Craig Flinn (Chives Canadian Bistro), Dennis Johnston (Fid Resto), Roland Glauser (Charlotte Lane Café), Renée Lavallée (The Feisty Chef), Chris Velden (The Flying Apron Cookery), Jason Lynch (Le Caveau), Earlene Busch (Chanterelle Country Inn), Martin Ruiz Salvador (Fleur de Sel), Luis Clavel (Atlantica Hotel) as well as Zane Kelsall and Tara MacDonald (Two If By Sea Café). This is a remarkable volunteer effort as all the chefs, servers and organizers donate their time and work collectively towards spreading the Slow Food ethos of good, clean and fair local food for all. more…
Chef Jason Lynch
Restaurant: Le Caveau at Domaine de Grand Pre
Why do you, or why is it important to support local?
To ensure a thriving industry in our area, which will supply me with incredibly fresh product
What is your favourite kitchen “tool” or gadget?
My Hands or a Truffle slicer
What is the best thing about being a chef?
Making people happy by supplying them an escape
What is your ultimate comfort food?
Dennis’s Pad Thai (Fid Resto) more…
By April 23, 2012
Blog by Kim & Cheryl Whytock
In the Bluenose Era, the 1920s and 1930s, Lunenburg was a hive of activity, the harbour filled with masts and sails, including those of the famous schooner Bluenose. This was also the time of prohibition and the highly romanticized “rum running” era.
In the coming months of 2012, this world heritage site will be revitalized with the arrival of Tall Ships and the re-launch of the Bluenose. Along with the ships, a hidden treasure at the waterfront – a former blacksmith’s shop, now the craft distillery, Ironworks, will afford a sensory rich opportunity to ‘taste the spirits of Lunenburg’. more…