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THERE’S NO TASTE LIKE HOME


Food industry symposium Forage explores evolving story of Canadian cuisine A night you decide to dine out, you ponder what you’re in the mood for… Indian, Asian, Canadian—wait, Canadian? What’s that? To food writer Anita Stewart, who’s researched the topic for over 30 years, Canadian cuisine is not just fine dining in high-end, locally-focused restaurants, but also what you, the…

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FRIDAY FORAGE


PHOTO ESSAY BY CHERYL YOUNG AND LAURA WEATHERBIE The second day of Forage began with a continuation of Jordan Bower’s storytelling workshop at the Fortune Bay Community Centre. Attendees were paired with each other, and delved into storytelling, and offered feedback on how to create a better story. After the workshop, the symposium moved to the Inn at Bay Fortune…

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LET’S TALK TURKEY


Larkin Bros continue to grow their poultry business with retail outlet and new frozen products. If you have ever eaten a Maid Marion’s turkey dinner special (and really, what Islander hasn’t?!), or grabbed a chicken handpie on your way through Albany from The Handpie Company, you’ve coincidentally supported PEI’s largest poultry farm. What began in 1969 as Larkin and Sons,…

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GET READY FOR A PARTY


24th PEI International Shellfish Festival The Charlottetown Event Grounds will once again be filled with massive white tents in mid-September as shellfish lovers descend upon PEI for a weekend of noshing on oysters, lobsters, and mussels. From September 19-22, chefs Lynn Crawford and Michael Smith will host a jam-packed schedule of culinary competitions and demos by day, and kitchen parties…

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2019 FALL FLAVOURS BIGGER THAN EVER


Additional week added to PEI’s annual foodie festival As the old saying goes, ‘you can’t have too much of a good thing,’ and PEI’s annual Fall Flavours Festival is taking that expression to heart. The festival is adding an extra week to their schedule this year, with more new events across the Island to enjoy. Starting on August 30, the…

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BURGERS TO BLOSSOMS AT GARDENS OF LIFE


Burger Love™ ‘Give Back Burger’ funding supports the creation of the PEI Hospice’s Gardens of Life in Charlottetown The Burger Love campaign was launched by Fresh Media in 2011 as a strategy to promote and support Island beef producers. In 2017 Burger Love introduced a new initiative, Give Back Burger, where $1 from every Burger Love burger sold at participating…

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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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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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PEI HOSTS ANNUAL REGIONAL ORGANIC CONFERENCE


2018 ACORN conference aims to build bridges across Atlantic Canada Charlottetown, PEI has been chosen as the site of the annual regional conference for organic agriculture this year. From November 26th to 28th, conference delegates will join together at the Delta Prince Edward to participate in the 2018 Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network’s (ACORN) conference. Since 2000, ACORN has been…

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A DOWN HOME KITCHEN PARTY


Fall Flavours’ Surf and Turf at the Rodd Crowbush made us sing-literally! When Salty asked me if I wanted to blog at this Fall Flavours signature event featuring our Island’s beef and its famous bluefin tuna I didn’t hesitate. “Yes, absolutely!”, was my response. I don’t golf and I don’t surf, and I haven’t had the opportunity yet to savour…

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