Author Archives : Cheryl Young

WINTERDINE OFFERS FINE DINING AT A FIXED PRICE


In the dead of winter downtown Charlottetown restaurants benefit from 14th annual food event Shorter days, longer nights, windchill temperatures that dip into the minus twenties (or colder); late January and early February can be challenging, especially for businesses trying to entice customers out of their cozy homes. After all, it’s easy to arrive home after a day at work…

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HITTING IT OUT OF THE PARK


Restaurateur determined to serve local community year-round “I’m not confident about my looks, I’m not confident in my teeth, but I am confident about my cooking.” Refreshingly self-effacing, when I sat down with Caroline Farrell, she quickly revealed her determination to make a go of The Home Plate, a recently opened restaurant in Murray River, PEI. On the corner of…

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BROWN ANNOUNCES PROVINCIAL SCHOOL FOOD INITIATIVE


Pilot program for nine schools across PEI to be in place by fall 2019 Students’ access to nutritious food in PEI’s schools and meeting the challenges of implementing a province-wide school food program are one step closer, following a government announcement in mid-November. Minister of Education, Early Learning, and Culture, Jordan Brown revealed the government’s plan for a pilot project…

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THE SALTY CHEF-FAVOURITE HOLIDAY RECIPES


Food, drink, and feasting during holidays is a time honoured and traditional way to celebrate, whether it’s Diwali, Easter, Spring Festival, Hanukkah, or Christmas. Each culture finds ways to incorporate special foods and treats into their celebrations. The holiday season evokes images of laden tables full of meats, vegetables, breads, and desserts. From tourtiere, gingerbread houses, latkes, panettone, mulled drinks…

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A SALTY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUIDE


The first (and second and third…) snows have fallen, the holidays lights are lit, and it’s time for the second edition of our Christmas shopping guide. The Island has a wealth of artisans, farmers, and food producers who would love your support this holiday season. We’re highlighting a few to make it a little easier for your shopping, but do…

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EATING AND LOVING EVERY BITE


Island couple finds worldwide audience on YouTube eating in front of the camera Familiar with mukbang? What about ASMR? It’s not surprising if you’re not familiar with such terms, but a couple in PEI is slowly making a name for themselves in both genres of online food videos. Hearing someone slurping, gulping, chewing, and smacking their lips while eating may…

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WTF?


What’s that Food? In December grocery store shelves are stocked with fresh citrus like mandarins and clementines and with plump pomegranates, but if you look closely, you will also find the persimmon. Typically this fruit is about the size of an apple and is orange in colour, but there are varieties that are brown, black, or red in colour when…

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REFLECTING ON FOOD CULTURE, FOOD STORIES


Inaugural conference highlights food industry issues while celebrating Island’s abundance of good food It was an unseasonably cold and damp two days in October when farmers, food entrepreneurs, celebrity chefs, culinary students, food producers, and foodies gathered to take in the first Forage Prince Edward Island Food Symposium. Held over two days, the symposium’s goal was to create “a gathering…

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CANNABIS EDIBLES STILL AN UNKNOWN MARKET


Despite legalization, edible products not available yet The legalization of recreational cannabis last month opens up opportunities in the food industry. The question now is how can Island entrepreneurs tap into potential business? On legalization day, Food Island Partnership (FIP) held a networking and information session, “Product Development Opportunities in Cannabis”. Well attended by interested farmers, food business owners, scientists,…

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