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FOOD HISTORY CORNER


Rotary Knife Cleaner
 Back in the day, before the invention of stainless steel knives and mechanical dishwashers, knives had to be cleaned and polished on a daily basis to prevent rust or dullness from forming. This tool is known as a rotary knife cleaner. It was patented in 1844 and used until 1912 when stainless steel came about.
 Knives would…

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ICYMI


In case you missed it Recent funding was announced for improvements to the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market, which is home to more than 65 small-scale growers and producers. Renovations to the market will be completed this winter and include updating the air system and electrical service for vendors, upgrading the washroom facilities, and improving pedestrian and vehicle flow. The Government of…

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Laura Weatherbie, Cheryl Young and Grace Kimpinski ham it up for #EachforEqual photo credit: Rod Weatherbie

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK


As our third issue of 2020 hits the shelves, you may see a few minor changes to our digest due to our new printer. We hope these are minor changes for our readers, and that the content inside these pages continues to inform and promote thought about PEI’s food landscape.
 Some months a theme emerges within the stories we are…

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Photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

ADDING VALUE


Exploring resources available to PEI’s food entrepreneurs Passion. A passion for food. Passionate about food. A recurring motif when speaking about PEI food entrepreneurs is ‘passion’. Billed as “Canada’s Food Island”, PEI’s branding is bold. Unlike the Prairies being called Canada’s Breadbasket, or Ontario with its Corn Belt or the wine and fruit regions of the Niagara Valley, PEI has…

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Photo credit: Cordell Wells

THE SALTY CHEF


Winter Hearty Who doesn’t love an odd couple? These delicately paired flavours pack a whole lot of hearty flavour through opposites: savoury lamb and chocolately mole sauce, tart cranberries and custardy-sweetness. What better way to host a cosy winter dinner than with these recipes?! Lamb Shanks in Mole Sauce This is an intensely decadent dish that is perfect for a…

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UPDATE ON CHARLOTTETOWN FOOD COUNCIL


Foundational work has been done, 2020 to see community engagement on issues like food security and environment The Charlottetown Food Council was established in the summer of 2018. Salty sat down with Karen Murchison, chair of the council, to catch up on what they’ve been doing. Salty: Does the Council still have the same number of members? Karen: So we’re…

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ICYMI


In case you missed it The wildfires that spread throughout Australia in December and January prompted Amanda Beaton, co-owner of Truckin’ Roll, to organize a fundraiser at Founders’ Hall and Food market in early January. With the assistance of Kristina Allen, events manager for Founders’ Hall, the idea took hold rapidly and ballooned into an event larger than anyone anticipated.…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Cheese sticks, eggrolls, and Blue: ill-prepared, ill-conceived, and illogical. Some people shouldn’t be allowed in a kitchen. Some people shouldn’t be allowed in bars. And some people shouldn’t be allowed out in public without a chaperone. These are their stories. That’s not how that’s done There was this great little takeaway near my first apartment. It was simple stuff. Sandwiches,…

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