Author Archives : Salty Staff

LEADERS’ COOK OFF


Which dish would have won? With a minority government in power let’s take a sample of what fueled the leaders of our main parties. We asked each leader what their favourite recipe was; either one they made themselves or one someone made for them. We got a nice variety of dishes and all of them are perfect to warm-up as…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Kyle and Bryan Maynard, of Farmboys Inc, who were recipients of the second annual Food & Farming Champion Award. The award is presented to an individual, organization, or business who has taken the initiative to engage with consumers in a conversation about food and farming in PEI. The Champion is someone who is…

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THE SALTY CHEF-COCKTAILS


Cocktails There’s some dispute about where and when the first cocktail was created, but most will put it around the late 1700s. An 1806 publication from New York has this interesting description: “Cock-tail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters—it is vulgarly called bittered sling, and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering…

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In case you missed it Looking for a summer job in the culinary world? Now’s the time to start looking—many restaurants and food businesses need to fill positions for the busy summer season. Keep an eye on social media and job sites, there’s lots to chose from. Nominations are now being accepted for Food and Farm Care PEI’s ‘Food &…

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WTF?


(what’s that food?) Take a look around the root vegetable section of your grocery store and you will probably see some cassava tucked in amongst the potatoes. This brown tuber is also called manioc, yuca, and macaxeira along with other names, and is native to Brazil. It is a starchy root that is a major staple for many people worldwide,…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Lester and Sharon Craig of Tryon, PEI, winners of the 2018 Gerritt Loo Memorial Achievement Award. The award is presented each year during the annual ACORN regional conference, which was held in Charlottetown at the end of November. Lester and his wife Sharon are principal owners in a successful 8th-generational mixed farm. Craig…

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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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In Case You Missed It The accolades just keep coming for chef Irwin MacKinnon. He was awarded the 11th annual Distinguished Alumni Award from Holland College. MacKinnon graduated from The Culinary Institute of Canada, worked in Switzerland, then Germany, and returned home to PEI where he became the head chef at Papa Joe’s restaurant, a position he has held for…

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THE SALTY CHEF-WAR CAKE


War Cake Flip through many Islanders’ cookbooks and recipe boxes, you will find a recipe for a war cake. A take on a traditional raisin spice cake, the recipe most likely passed down from generation to generation. The origins of what many know as a war cake are varied. It is believed to originated during the First World War. During…

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