January 2018

Off to a Great Start!

This year, throw those standard New Year’s resolutions out the window. Skip the cycle of deprivation and self-denial by choosing instead to eat the best quality items you can -- but maybe just a little less of them. Get excited by vegetables: Trying growing them. Even if you have a window with some decent sunlight, you can bring freshness into your life with herbs...

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Decadence (2018)

Rare & Fine Wine Show

Thursday, February 8, 2018 (Halifax, NS) - Discover how the perfect wine pairings enhance both the sweet and savoury creations crafted by Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Culinary Arts students.

Canadian Food News

» Substance over style
22/02/18 06:37 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
The name — Savoury Asian Cuisine — is very general, but the focus at this new Transcona restaurant is mostly on classic Cantonese food. Taking over the strip-mall space once occupied ......

» Plant protein producers aim for mainstream with new research, investments
25/02/18 15:02 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
CALGARY - Prairie farmers who grow, rather than raise, protein sources are looking to break into the mainstream with new research and investments on how to sustainably feed the world. The ......

» Delicious wines you can get delivered to your doorstep
23/02/18 19:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
For $10 and just a few clicks, stock up on bottles to get you through the next week or two.

» Movers and shakers
22/02/18 06:36 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
When Peter Fehr launched the first LoveLocalMB event, it was a modest affair, featuring 15 vendors of Manitoba-made fare. Five years later, it’s swelled to a perennially sold-out exhibition with 50 ...

» Supplier to NHL's Calgary Flames breathes again as B.C. wine ban suspended
24/02/18 12:01 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
VICTORIA - The operators of a small British Columbia winery that landed a big contract to be the official wine of the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames are relieved their ......

» Don't fret -- B.C. wines unlikely to dry up here
23/02/18 17:57 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
When it comes down to it, Manitoba wine drinkers don’t have it so bad. Most of the wine sold in Manitoba is through a combination of government-run liquor stores and a ...

» Nova Scotia eatery's enormous six-pound donair eluding extreme eaters
21/02/18 19:57 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
It's six pounds of roasted meat, tomatoes, onions and sweet garlic sauce atop a pizza-sized pita — and so far no one has been able to eat it all. Alexandra's Pizza ......

» Sweet tooth? Kids may choose snacks based on genetics behind taste buds: study
21/02/18 23:46 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
TORONTO - Whether a pre-schooler has a sweet tooth, is partial to snacks rich in fat, or has an aversion to bitter vegetables like broccoli could be linked to genetics, ......

» Chain reaction
23/02/18 19:37 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
Once upon a time, Gord Howard applied for a bartending position at a bustling, British-style pub and eatery on Pembina Highway. When he still hadn’t heard a peep about the job ......

» Calgary’s Tubby Dog finds fast-casual success with an elevated staple
24/02/18 01:36 from The Globe and Mail - Food & Wine
Quirky eatery Tubby Dog seems to have become both a Calgary institution and an inspiration for others looking to find success serving one item and doing it well

» France’s Ladurée, local Nadège go head-to-head in macaron wars
23/02/18 22:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s two options for macaron lovers, Nadège Patisseri and Parisian pastry institution Ladurée, compete for thumbs-up from Star scribes Karon Liu and Amy Pataki.

» 6 Dishes You Have To Try in 2018
23/02/18 21:03 from Eat Magazine
Do you consider yourself a foodie? If trying out new dishes is one of your favorite things to do, this article is for you. We’ll explore some of the unique foods you’ll need to try out in 2018. From tasty grilled steak to heart seafood, ...

» Ontario restaurant price hikes boost food inflation after minimum wage increase
23/02/18 19:54 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
Many Ontario restaurant likely hiked menu item prices after the province raised its minimum wage this year, pushing January food inflation to its highest annualized increase in nearly two years. Overall ......

» It's not sexy, but dinner at Borrel is fast and fun
23/02/18 21:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
First-time restaurateurs bring homey Dutch cafe Borrel to East Danforth.

» Don’t panic, your Instant Pot pressure cooker has not been recalled
23/02/18 19:07 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
Amid a possible multicooker meltdown, users should remember that there is no official recall in place yet for the affected appliances and has nothing to do with the company’s pressure cookers.

» Amazon rewards Prime members for shopping Whole Foods
21/02/18 15:32 from Canadian Grocer
Amazon Prime Rewards Visa credit card holders are in-store for some additional perks. Starting Feb. 20, eligible Prime members can earn 5% cash back on purchases made at Whole Foods, the organic grocery store chain Amazon purchased for n...

» Keeping nutritional labels simple has its limitations
23/02/18 19:00 from Canadian Grocer
When it comes to food, the current government is big on consultations. Health Canada has recently launched online public consultations and will be conducting consumer research to assess which formula works best for front-of-package label...

» Quebec loosens Prohibition-era liquor laws; makes it easier to get alcohol permits
21/02/18 22:38 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
MONTREAL - Quebec restaurants that do not have a bar licence such as Montreal's Ye Olde Orchard must sell a bowl of pasta or other small plates to patrons who ...

» How Amazon uses content to sell more groceries
20/02/18 19:17 from Canadian Grocer
Amazon now owns one-fifth of the U.S. online grocery market. Let that sink in a bit. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant reportedly earned 18% of U.S. online grocery sales – valued at $2 billion – in 2017, representing growth of 59%, acco...

» Most shoppers still trust grocery retailers—despite bread price scandal
23/02/18 16:43 from Canadian Grocer
While Canada’s largest grocery retailers have been accused of illegally conspiring to overcharge consumers for bread for 14 years, most of those consumers still feel good about shopping at those retailers, according to a new survey. In f...

» Walmart sales up 3.4% in Canada
20/02/18 18:31 from Canadian Grocer
Canada was a bright spot for Walmart in the company’s fourth quarter earnings report released Tuesday morning. Net sales in Canada grew 3.4% in the three month period that ended Jan. 31. and same-store sales increased 2.9% compared...

» Is Amazon Go expanding?
23/02/18 15:35 from Canadian Grocer
Amazon reportedly is ready to turn its Amazon Go cashier-less convenience concept into a chain, Recode has reported, citing multiple people familiar with the matter. Amazon Go, which opened to the public earlier this month in the e-comme...

» Food Recall Warning - Allergen (Milk) – Danny's Pizza Brand Garlic Fingers and Pizza
22/02/18 16:56 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island. Recalling firm – Woodhaven Enterprises Ltd.

» Food Recall Warning - Allergen (Milk) – Danny's Pizza Brand Products Containing Garlic Fingers
23/02/18 15:04 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island. Recalling firm – Woodhaven Enterprises Ltd.

» Bonduelle acquires Del Monte’s Canada business from Conagra
20/02/18 13:03 from Canadian Grocer
Conagra Brands Inc. says it is selling its Del Monte processed fruit and vegetable business in Canada to Bonduelle Group for $43 million. Chicago-based Conagra says the sale is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to c...

» General Mills gets into pet food with Blue Buffalo acquisition
23/02/18 15:12 from Canadian Grocer
Its sales under pressure with fewer grocery lists including processed foods, General Mills will try to balance its own shift in that direction, and its revenues, with the $8-billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo, a higher end pet food prod...

» Canadian Grocer parent names David Shanker CEO
23/02/18 13:31 from Canadian Grocer
EnsembleIQ (EIQ), the Chicago-based parent company of Canadian Grocer, has hired David Shanker as its new CEO. The appointment marks the next step in the company’s growth strategy. Shanker brings to his new role more than 30 years ...

» Truce called, wine flows again, in B.C.-Alberta trade war over pipeline
23/02/18 12:14 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
VICTORIA - The Alberta government accepted an olive branch from British Columbia and suspended its ban on the province's wine Thursday in a dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline. Alberta Premier ......

» Court challenge coming by B.C. Wine Institute against Alberta wine ban
22/02/18 01:42 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
KELOWNA, B.C. - British Columbia's wine merchants say an Alberta ban on their product is having a crushing impact on the grape business and they plan to go to court ...

» Walmart partnering with online grocery service to bring home delivery to Vancouver
21/02/18 17:33 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
VANCOUVER - Walmart Canada Corp. says it is partnering with an online grocery service to bring home delivery to Vancouver by the summer, as the brick-and-mortar retailer ramps up its ......

» B.C. businesses say new health tax will raise prices for consumers
22/02/18 22:42 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
VANCOUVER - Eric Pateman says a new health care tax in British Columbia will add about $30,000 to the annual payroll costs for his Vancouver restaurant, and with tight profit ......

» David Chang on finding food favourites in unexpected places
22/02/18 18:56 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
TORONTO - In case you can't tell by the title of David Chang's new Netflix series "Ugly Delicious," the celebrity chef is proud to declare he's no food snob. And so ......

» Walmart partners with SPUD for Vancouver grocery delivery
22/02/18 19:15 from Canadian Grocer
Walmart Canada has announced a five-year deal with Vancouver-based Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) that will see the retail giant utilize the latter’s newly-launched food delivery platform, Food-X Urban Delivery, to get its pro...

» Loblaw Companies Ltd. says Q4 hit by PC Optimum, price-fixing costs
22/02/18 16:08 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported a drop in its fourth-quarter profit, hit by costs related to the announcement of its PC Optimum loyalty rewards program and the fallout from its admission ...

» Loblaw facing challenging year, as Q4 profits fall on PC Optimum, price-fixing costs
22/02/18 17:23 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported a drop in its fourth-quarter profit and said it is prepared for another challenging year in the grocery industry as it readies for increased labour costs ...

» What’s cooler than being cool? Icewine.
22/02/18 08:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
In the middle of winter, it's tempting to do everything possible to escape the cold.…

» Maple Leaf Foods to launch rebrand of packaged meat lines
22/02/18 16:16 from Canadian Grocer
Maple Leaf Foods will re-launch three of its flagship brands starting in April in what the company calls the “most ambitious brand renovation” in its more than one-hundred-year history. “I would say that of all the comm...

» Loblaw Companies Ltd. says fourth-quarter results hit by PC Optimum costs
22/02/18 12:54 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported a drop in its fourth-quarter profit compared with a year ago, hit by costs related to the announcement of its PC Optimum loyalty ......

» Canadians mostly happy with grocers despite bread-price fixing scheme: survey
21/02/18 17:20 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
TORONTO - A new survey suggests Canadians still have a strong relationship with their grocer — with only about a third of respondents saying their view of their favoured retailer ...

» Nothing but good vibes
22/02/18 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
Dwayne Green opened Jamaican Vibes Restaurant in the dead of winter with the dream of creating a cultural hotspot in Cole Harbour. “A…

» Loblaw says fourth quarter results hit by PC Optimum costs
22/02/18 13:42 from Canadian Grocer
Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported a drop in its fourth-quarter profit compared with a year ago, hit by costs related to the announcement of its PC Optimum loyalty rewards program. The company merged the Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus programs...

» Check this out: Bill Gates guesses grocery store prices
22/02/18 13:01 from Canadian Grocer
It may come as no surprise that Bill Gates hasn’t cruised the aisles of his local grocery store in quite some time. So, it was even less surprising how off the mark he was when talk show host Ellen Degeneres asked him to guess the ...

» Grill Thrill: South Korea is a foodie's delight with many delicious offerings
21/02/18 14:00 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
BOKWANG, Korea, Republic Of - Unpredictable weather was the norm in the early going at the Pyeongchang Olympics with wind storms, frigid temperatures and blustery conditions making things challenging for ......

» Alberta shrugs off B.C. legal challenge on wine ban, says much more at stake
20/02/18 23:27 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
EDMONTON - The full costs of the action can be charged to the losing province and if the province doesn't fix the problem within the time set out by the ......

» Maple Leaf Foods to launch rebrand of packaged meat lines this year
21/02/18 21:26 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will re-launch three of its flagship brands starting in April in what the company calls the "most ambitious brand renovation" in its more than one-hundred-year history. "I ...

» How Stella Thomas got her groove
22/02/18 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
Stella Antiguan Cuisine uses flavour to take her customers on a little trip. Stella's Antiguan Cuisine Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market 1209 Marginal Road…

» SHOP THIS: Hill’s Jamaican Jerk Sauce
22/02/18 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
From Mason jars to 22 Sobeys locations, Paul Hill is bringing a balanced kick with his jerk sauce. When Paul Hill moved to Halifax in 1994, he missed Montego Bay's food more than its sunshine.…

» Find your Caribbean Bliss
22/02/18 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
Novalea gem Caribbean Bliss has a new owner, but the same, homestyle flavour. Caribbean Bliss 3619 Novalea Drive…

» Jamaican jerk 101
22/02/18 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
A little history of the aromatic cooking technique. Nothing irks Jamaicans more than the miscategorization of jerk (Well, that and people randomly shouting “irie man” as a primary greeting and asking “Have you seen Cool Runnings?”) Jerk,...

» Three dishes to try from Jamaica Lee Style
22/02/18 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
Ludlow Lee recommends the best from his food truck Jamaica Lee Style various locations streetfoodapp.com/halifax…

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