Author Archives : Emilee Sorrey

Stepping Up to the Plate


Planting the seeds for better food security on PEI The PEI Food Exchange is graduating its fourth cohort of Community Food Mentors this fall. This iteration of the program focused on providing participants with knowledge and skills in gardening. It marks just one of the many activities this grassroots organization has undertaken to address food insecurity on the Island. A…

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Fat Coffee, Fauxmage & Fresh Vegetables


Riverview Country Market showcases local food entrepreneurs’ products With scores of new local products and a busy cafe serving up unique beverages, Riverview Country Market has changed since my last visit. I’d only been to Riverview a handful of times; this time it was their new coffee offerings featured on Instagram that drew me in. From Fat Coffee (coffee with…

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Up-close of purple beets

Purple is the New Green


2017 food trend encourages deeply-pigmented vegetables on your plate The familiar phrase “eat your greens” may soon change to reflect one of 2017’s biggest food trends: the colour purple. It’s a well-known fact that colourful fruits and veggies are good for you. They’re high in phytonutrients, those compounds including flavonoids and pigments that naturally protect and enrich plants. Phytonutrients such…

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Food + Technology


Technology is reshaping what and how we eat in big ways Innovations are popping up all over the world that will allow us to connect with our food in new ways in 2017. From virtual grocery shopping to creating meal plans based on our DNA, it’s clear that food and technology have become fundamentally linked. Major kitchen appliance manufacturers have…

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Food Trend – Sugar


The Bittersweet Truth If you haven’t heard, sugar is the new enemy. We’ve known for a long time that excess sugar consumption can lead to negative health effects including increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. While current recommendations include reducing your total sugar intake to 25 grams or less per day, sometimes it’s not so obvious how much you…

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Food Trend – Zero Waste


Reducing our foodprint makes environmental and economic sense As we make our way into 2017, it’s clear that the problem of food waste remains a prominent issue to those in the food production and hospitality industries as well as individuals looking for ways to reduce their personal foodprint. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, a staggering one-third of food produced…

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Food Trends – Vegetable Forward


2017 will see an embrace of a plant-based diet There is a movement afoot. The year 2017 will mark a fundamental shift in people’s habits towards a plant-based way of eating. Not confined to the traditional vegetarian and vegan diets, this movement will be guided by healthful lifestyles, ethical choices, and sustainability. The birth of the flexitarian diet came about…

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Food Trends – Insects on your Dinner Plate


When tracking food trends, one can usually look to the fanciest of fine dining to see what may trickle down into our magazines, Pinterest boards, grocery shelves, and finally into our shopping carts. Insects, however, have been crawling along a different pathway to the centre of our plate. The insects-as-food trend was born out of necessity. The trend speaks to…

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