Browsing Category : Cuisine

GROWING VEGAN OPTIONS ON PEI


Kevin and Aurora MacLean build success around plant-based eating If you’ve been looking at the menus at many of Charlottetown’s restaurants you’ve probably noticed more plant-based options. Last year saw the opening of PEI’s first largely-vegan restaurant, followed by the opening of PEI’s first fully vegan cafe earlier this year. The steady growth in veganism on PEI is undeniable—more people are…

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THE SALTY CHEF-BISQUE


A Fancy Name for Simple Soup Say you have some shells and bones left over after processing your catch and selling the meat to the local swells, what is a poor fisherman to do? Why, create an inexpensive soup that will eventually be one of the pricier broths to end up on any menu all over the world. There are…

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SPRING FESTIVAL FOOD


China and other eastern countries celebrate the new lunar year Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, falls on Friday, the 16th of February this year. Known as Chūn Jié in Mandarin, this is one of the largest celebrations within China, as important culturally as the western celebrations of Christmas. Spring Festival is determined by the Chinese lunar calendar and celebrations…

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Some Like It Hot


Warming up to Indian cuisine in PEI’s capital There’s been something special in the air in Charlottetown lately, and it’s not just the remnants of Christmas spirit. How about freshly baked naan and the scent of richly spiced curries that have been simmering into perfection? The alluring smell of Indian food is now more common and recognizable in Charlottetown than…

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WTF?


(What’s that food) This is celeriac. The root vegetable is also called celery root, but in fact it’s not the root of store-bought celery. Celeriac is grown for its root rather than its stalks. It might not be the prettiest looking vegetable, but what it lacks in appearance it makes up in taste and nutrition. Looking a bit like a…

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1864 Feasting and Drinking (and creating a country)


The Fathers of Confederation, conviviality, and commensality Canada may have been born out of deliberated consultation, but it gestated in a sea of Canadian Champagne.* Prince Edward Island grabs hold of the title “Birthplace of Confederation” in the way a tenacious drunk holds on to parking meters. We can not let it go. When the Charlottetown Conference delegates from the…

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Lobster Party on the Beach 2017


Just twenty-four kilometers south of O’Leary along the scenic North Cape Coastal Drive, Cedar Dunes Provincial Park is nestled in the ever-changing southwest shore of Prince Edward Island. Cedar Dunes, where Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) hosts its seventh annual fête of the Island’s most famous marine crustacean, the lobster. A star of the Fall Flavours celebrations happening throughout…

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Ten Years on, Still Strong


PEI’s Fall Flavours Festival marks a decade of culinary celebrations From Old Home Week to the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival to community lobster suppers, we Islanders have a long tradition of celebrating food and inviting visitors to join the party. And it’s in that tradition that the Fall Flavours Festival, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, was created. Today…

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Food Trucks Roll on P.E.I.


Wheels have started to turn a little faster for the Island food truck scene When people think of dining on PEI, they might think of lobster suppers, eclectic rural eateries, and our ever-growing restaurant scene. But food trucks are catching the attention of the hungry diner, and wheeled-meals are making their mark on the Island foodscape. Many food truck vendors…

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