Constructing a Food Island


How PEI is building a name for itself in culinary tourism “You have to taste a culture to understand it.” – Deborah Carter “Canada’s Food Island.” Did you smirk when you first heard Prince Edward Island bestowed with such a grand proclamation? Did you wonder who came up with such ambitious branding? Or did it strike as merely the latest…

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Farm & Food Care now on PEI


On December 8, 2017 a new organization focused on connecting consumers to the food they eat was launched. Farm & Food Care PEI (FFCPEI) is associated with Farm & Food Care organizations already established in Ontario and Saskatchewan. “PEI has excellent food…Farm and Food Care PEI’s efforts are going to focus on strengthening the connection between the consumer and their…

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Never a Dull Moment


Adam Sweet of The Cook’s Edge showcases Japanese knives and shares tips on blade selection, care, and sharpening. “The Santoku translates to three virtues or three problems,” Adam Sweet of The Cook’s Edge tells me as he pulls a Japanese knife with a short blade out of a display case. “And the three problems you usually have in a kitchen…

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With a Grain of Salt…


PEI Sea Salt Company launches From the waters of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the north shore of P.E.I. comes a sea-salty new business that two Island entrepreneurs dove right into. “The PEI Sea Salt Company – it automatically identifies us as local, and we’re all about local,” said co-founder, Darren Blanchard. Blanchard originally got into the sea salt…

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The Salty Chef – Brining


Brining is one of those cooking techniques that some shy away from because it sounds complicated, and difficult. But it can be one of the simplest ways to prepare food for consumption. You can brine fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, even cheese. At its most involved there are related techniques like curing and fermenting, which can be challenging. But brining meat…

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Spreading Out


Garlic. It’s a fundamental vegetable used for centuries as a condiment, flavouring or for traditional medicine purposes. One Islander using garlic for years is Ryan Abdallah, the owner of Cedar’s Eatery in Charlottetown. And it’s become his passion to spread his love of garlic across Canada. “It just kinda became this obsession, more than a project, you know, same as…

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Copper Bottom Up and Running


Kings County’s first brewery opens Copper Bottom Brewing finally opened its doors in early November, somewhat later than the husband-and-wife owners Ken Spears and Ashley Condon had hoped for. But the delayed opening doesn’t seem to be affecting interest in their taproom or beer. “The reception has been phenomenal,” Condon said. “Everyone seems to be loving the beer and both…

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Using Their Smarts


Food product development centre applying innovation to community food issues If you call yourself Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK), you had better live up to the name. And there’s plenty of evidence that the Charlottetown-based food innovation company is doing just that, earning a reputation for their work with food businesses, large and small. But being smart isn’t the only thing…

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Accessorize Your Cutlery


PEI-based company hopes to solve plate-licking woes the world over As firsts go, creating the world’s first fork accessory may not guarantee you’ll end up in the annals of history, but as Oliver Sauvé and Josh Lindsay can attest to, it’s guaranteed to be a fun ride. The co-creators of the Forktula are the first to acknowledge that their invention…

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