Amuse Bouche: Highlights of events happening in the PEI food scene this month

YouTube Milestone for Mi’kmaq Mama

Mi’kmaq Mama, owned by Cheyenne Joseph and located in New Brunswick, celebrated a milestone this weekend with one of her cooking videos on YouTube reaching over a million views. Her Homemade White Bread (from scratch, no machine) video seems to have sparked a wide interest in first-time bakers.

Originally Joseph’s videos began as a way to promote simple, healthy food using staple pantry ingredients. She uses videos and step-by-step photos/written receipts to promote nutrition and share cooking skills in her capacity as a community health nurse. Since 2010, Mi’kmaq Mama’s web presence has grown to encompass many simple home cooking techniques to expand her viewers’ kitchen skills. Our favourite recipe is for Mi’kmaq Luskinikn, a simple bannock made in the east coast!


WinterDine – A Toast to Winter in 2017

3 Weekends in Charlottetown
January 26 – 28, February 2 – 4, and 9 – 11

WinterDine, hosted by Downtown Charlottetown Inc. is back again this year and promises to have all the expected deliciousness of years past! Twenty-three restaurants are participating, each creating customized 3-course meals for either $28 or $38.


HACCP and the Control of Listeria Workshop

February 15 – 17 in Charlottetown

Bio|Food|Tech hosts this 3-day workshop. Ebo Budu-Amoako, Ph.D., senior microbiologist and Jim Landrigan, P.Eng., M.B.A., technical advisor take industrial food processors through this vital food safety course.

Budu-Amoako, an internationally-recognized food microbiologist, developed and delivered Food Safety and Quality training workshops in Canada and internationally for the past 15 years.

Landrigan implemented several Food Safety (HACCP) and Quality Management (ISO 9000) programs for small to medium sized food processors, and provides training workshops on food safety and quality systems for BioFood Tech clients. Find out more at

Bio|Food|Tech is also planning their spring Artisan Food Workshop lineup, including Charcuterie, Cheesemaking, and Fermentation (Beer/Cider/Wine/Mead). To have your name added to the notification list, or to find out more, email Joy Shinn at

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