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Tasting Notes | Creations: Edmonton

[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/2010 Creations Edmonton/”/] The Chef Chef Micheal Laird, a NAIT graduate, has worked at several Sawridge properties and respects the philosophy of the company. “I love working for Sawridge. When I was working at Slave Lake I got to speak with the elders and I learned so much there– people sometimes don’t realize the
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CSL Interviews | Brad Churchill of So Choklat

THE CALGARY CRUSADER: A talk with So Choklat founder Brad Churchill Brad Churchill is a man on a mission. After learning that the expensive chocolate he had purchased was merely bought from a manufacturer, melted down and molded, he began experimenting in his own kitchen with cocoa beans from South America. “I felt deceived and
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CSL Interviews | Paul Hughes of Calgary Food Policy Council

Chair of the Calgary Food Policy Council (CFPC) , Paul Hughes spoke to CSL about advocacy, the Calgary food system and why the CFPC got started. CSL: What is a Food Policy Council? Hughes: Food Policy Councils (FPCs) are comprised of individuals from all aspects of a local food system. They are often officially sanctioned
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Justin Leboe | Risk Taker

Growing up in Vancouver, food was an important part of the Leboe household, whether picking chanterelles in winter on Vancouver Island, collecting beach oysters or crabbing with cousins. For ten years, the chef worked in some of the top kitchens in North America (The French Laundry, Daniel, Jean-Georges). Sensing that the best way to advance his
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CSL Interviews | Andrea Raimondi of Ingenium Design Group

Principal and founder of Ingenium Design Group, Andrea Raimondi has partnered with Jenn Air for the launch of their newest collection. CSL: Tell us about the new Jenn Air Line and your involvement? Raimondi: The launch is exciting because the line offers a huge range to a serious kitchen, more integrated appliances, very exclusive engineering
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Best | David Pick’s His Top 5

The choice of wines at 100 wines by David Walker. Photography by Robert Bunka These wines pack a double punch – great tasting and easy on the budget. Click here to view full article on Page 20 of the Fall 2009 issue of City Style and Living magazine


Hugo Ortega | Mexican King

Originally from Mexico, Chef Hugo Ortega immigrated to the United States working as a night janitor and dishwasher in restaurants, gradually becoming a line cook in Houston in 1990. “I worked on my English skills and was able to graduate from Houston Community College Culinary Program and I became a working chef at Backstreet Café
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CSL Insider | Houston

The Steakhouse at The San Luis Resort [dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Steakhouse San Luis/”/] “I make my way to the San Luis Resort, where all the rooms overlook the ocean.  There are beach amenities right outside the door including H20 their swim up bar.  There is a parrot mascot inside that begins talking to me as soon as
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Classic | Herb Roasted Chicken

Ingredients 1 plump chicken (3- 4 pounds) Kosher salt (to your taste and diet) Freshly ground black pepper (to your taste) 1 healthy bunch of thyme, rosemary (other fresh herbs optional and to your taste) 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Directions Preheat the oven to 450°F. Rinse the chicken, pat dry with paper towels. 1. Salt
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Theo Schoenegger | Be Italian

Growing up in the town of San Candido in Northeastern Italy, Theo Shoenegger was surrounded by an environment where, “at one point you had something to do with everything on the table. so if it was a mushroom, you went to pick it, if it was a potato, you grew it.” Chef shoenegger cites his
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