Local Food Stories

  • Little Chief Bison Charcuterie

Pasture to Plate

By |June 19th, 2024|Comments Off on Pasture to Plate

A menu overhaul at Little Chief restaurant brings Indigenous culinary traditions to the forefront. Bison sourced from the Tsuut'ina Nation is the star, presented in a unique and delicious way. Photo Credit: [...]

  • +39 Pizza Pasta

Get Lost in the Sauce

By |June 17th, 2024|Comments Off on Get Lost in the Sauce

Craving a taste of Italy? Look no further than +39 Pizza Pasta Bar, a Calgary restaurant serving up fresh, local ingredients in a welcoming ambiance. +39 Pizza Pasta Bar [...]

  • Brandy Caffe

Coffee with the Neighbours

By |June 11th, 2024|Comments Off on Coffee with the Neighbours

Brandy Caffe is a special blend of Italian roast coffee and brandy, created by Cappuccino King and Bridgeland Distillery to celebrate Cappuccino King’s 50th anniversary. This Italian roast coffee meets award-winning brandy is [...]

  • Saskatchewan potter Suzanne Page

Great Plates

By |June 10th, 2024|Comments Off on Great Plates

Whether it’s locally sourced meat or clay to make dishes, local ingredients are the heart of pretty much every Indigenous culinary and food business in Alberta. Saskatchewan potter Suzanne Page, inspired by [...]

  • Shane Chartrand

Reclaiming the Plate

By |June 8th, 2024|Comments Off on Reclaiming the Plate

Chef Shane Chartrand combines his Red Seal French culinary training with Indigenous traditions to offer a fresh perspective on Canadian cuisine. Through his award-winning cookbook and travels across Indigenous communities, he aims to [...]

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By |June 3rd, 2024|Comments Off on Foraging

FORAGING - A CRASH COURSE As the world comes back to life after another long winter, we got to thinking about all of the canned, frozen, pre-packaged and otherwise processed food we’ve eaten over [...]

  • Indigenous herbal tea

Dreamy Drinks

By |May 26th, 2024|Comments Off on Dreamy Drinks

Founded by Carrie Armstrong and guided by traditional teachings, Mother Earth Essentials shares the wisdom of nature through its products. Enjoy a calming cuppa tea steeped in Canadian tradition to help unwind. [...]

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Healing Landscapes

By |May 23rd, 2024|Comments Off on Healing Landscapes

Heather Morigeau, a two-spirit Indigenous artist and activist, spearheads the FoodScape Cooperative, crafting sustainable urban landscapes and healing gardens rooted in Indigenous traditions. Their initiatives, such as the healing garden at Alberta Children's [...]

  • Indigenous Food Stories: Chef Ian Gladue’s Mitsoh Revives the Pemmican Tradition

A Taste of History

By |May 13th, 2024|Comments Off on A Taste of History

Chef Ian Gladue's journey isn't just about food - it's about reclaiming a vital part of Indigenous culture and sharing it with the world. From a childhood spent playing "restaurant" to creating Mitsoh, [...]

  • Regina Fine Meats photo

Market Report: Meat

By |May 2nd, 2024|0 Comments

While plant-based diets are front-and-centre in the ethical eating conversation, some of us are simply carnivores. Fear not! Animal protein can still be produced and consumed ethically with organic and humane practices. Supporting local [...]

  • SAIT Culinary Arts student Erik Hansen

Rising Star

By |April 11th, 2024|0 Comments

Second-year SAIT Culinary Arts student Erik Hansen is no stranger to competition. At just 20 years old he has already competed in the Skills Alberta Culinary Arts competition in Edmonton and the Taste [...]

  • ethical eating

Ethical Eating

By |March 22nd, 2024|0 Comments

EAT-IVISM 101 - A CRASH COURSE What is Eat-ivism? Eat-tivism is using your food choices to further social and ecological justice. In other words: ethical eating. Food production has become rife with ecological issues [...]

  • coffee

Hit the motherlode

By |March 19th, 2024|0 Comments

Motherlode Coffee is a female 2SLGBTQ+ owned coffee roastery in Calgary committed to supporting gender equality. A deep rooted connection to Peru ensures partial proceeds from every bag of coffee sold goes towards [...]

  • three farmers food

Farm to fork

By |March 18th, 2024|0 Comments

According to the United Nations, the world's population is expected to hit nearly 10 billion people by 2050. If we’re to feed them all, we’ll need to produce 70 per cent more food. [...]

  • pie junkie

Grab a fraction of pie on Pi Day

By |March 1st, 2024|0 Comments

Pie Junkie creates limited edition slab pies As we approach the whimsical convergence of International Pi Day and Albert Einstein's birthday on Thursday, March 14th, here’s some fun news about how Calgary-based Pie Junkie will be [...]

  • maria's kitchen

Lechon Love

By |February 29th, 2024|0 Comments

Embarking on a culinary adventure, Maria Bomba and April Garcia transformed their passion for Filipino cuisine into Maria's Kitchen and Grill. Since its opening, the storefront has become a vibrant canvas for their [...]

  • salt and brick

Ask for Charlie

By |February 19th, 2024|0 Comments

Salt & Brick is a Kelowna-based eatery known for regularly changing the menu to keep guests intrigued by what’s to come. Last fall, owners Casey Greabeiel, who owns Greta Bar, and Craig Lewis [...]

  • Asian greens

Asian Greens

By |February 15th, 2024|0 Comments

When we think of Asian greens, a picture of bok choy is what we usually imagine. Bok choy (also called pak choi), a brassica, is a native Chinese vegetable and a variety of [...]

  • Love Sugar & Dough Bakery and Patisserie

Stollen hearts

By |February 8th, 2024|0 Comments

Savour year-round baking excellence when you visit Love Sugar & Dough Bakery in Highwood. Vibhor Shahi crafts seasonal masterpieces like his signature focaccia and the savory potato thyme bun, inviting regulars to return [...]

  • iBaoza

Mmm Bao Bao

By |January 29th, 2024|0 Comments

From pipeline engineer to restaurant owner, Lianping Cheng crafts pillowy clouds of dough stuffed with aromatic meat fillings making her dumplings some of the best in Calgary. iBoaza When [...]

  • wolfbay cakes

Culinary works of art

By |January 22nd, 2024|0 Comments

Embarking on a culinary journey that spans globetrotting and prestigious hotel kitchens, Chef Bo Hons found his way back to Maryland, eventually trading tropical landscapes for Calgary, a city nestled in the foothills [...]