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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Bevy Brew Fest 2017

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Friday March 31st 2017 • 7pm • Evergreen Brickworks: Canada's All Ladies Craft Beer Festival. Featuring fine food vendors to keep you all fed and satisfied and our Maker's Market, in addition to 4oz and 5oz samples...

2017 Fest of Ale

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April 7 & 8, 2017: This 2-day festival features 175+ quality crafted brews, ciders and cask ales for tasting, fabulous food and great live entertainment in a unique indoor/outdoor venue...

Canadian Food News

» Vegan Holiday Nog
07/12/17 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
The Foggy Goggle Restaurant & Bar The Foggy Goggle, 2057 Gottingen Street…

» Christmas Cocktail
07/12/17 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
Station Six Station Six, 247 Herring Cove Road It’s been just over a year since Station Six opened its doors to Spryfield, paying tribute to the fire station next door and aiming to offer folks a dining option that doesn’t take them out ...

» Immigrant Cookbook makes a feast of diversity in U.S.
23/01/18 23:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
Published last month, the collection of recipes puts a rich history of food on our menu and, more subtly, their politics on our plates.

» Bread price-fixing documents won't be unsealed Thursday, Loblaw says
18/01/18 14:08 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw says court documents regarding an alleged industry-wide bread price-fixing scheme won't be released tomorrow after an unidentified individual filed an application against releasing them. The information to ...

» Quebec municipalities using environmentally friendly options to road salt
23/01/18 22:16 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
MONTREAL - Several Quebec municipalities that want to reduce their use of rock salt are turning to beet juice and wood chips as alternative de-icing options. Eric Westram, the mayor of ......

» Cara Operations signs deal to buy steakhouse chain Keg Restaurants Ltd.
23/01/18 15:43 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
TORONTO - Cara Operations Ltd. is growing its restaurant empire yet again with a $200-million deal to buy Keg Restaurants Ltd., which operates a chain of 160 steakhouses. Cara and its ......

» Cara's ready for U.S. and Canadian expansion after the Keg's purchase
23/01/18 21:14 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
TORONTO - Cara Operations Ltd. is beefing up its already large presence in the Canadian restaurant business with a $200-million acquisition of Keg Restaurants Ltd., a move that could help ......

» Shoppers Drug Mart signs marijuana supply deal with Tilray Canada
19/01/18 14:18 from Canadian Grocer
Licensed marijuana producer Tilray Canada Ltd. has signed a deal to become a medical cannabis supplier to Shoppers Drug Mart. Subject to Health Canada’s approval of Shoppers Drug Mart’s application to dispense medical marijua...

» H.Y. Louie Co. restructures, names Gary Sorenson president and COO
23/01/18 19:26 from Canadian Grocer
B.C.’s H.Y. Louie Co. Limited, which operates IGA franchise and Fresh Street Market stores in B.C., is restructuring and forming a subsidiary called Georgia Main Food Group to oversee the the company’s food businesses. Effect...

» Help! I have oversalted my dish. How do I fix this?
23/01/18 17:38 from The Globe and Mail - Food & Wine
Salt, judiciously used, is the saviour of dull dishes – but there can easily be too much of a good thing

» Judith McKenna to lead Walmart’s international division
18/01/18 16:15 from Canadian Grocer
Walmart executive vice-president and chief operating officer, Judith McKenna, has been tapped to lead the big box retailer’s international unit. Effective Feb. 1, McKenna will step into the president and chief executive officer rol...

» CPMA launches Canadian Food Safety Fund
23/01/18 16:44 from Canadian Grocer
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has created the Canadian Food Safety Fund (CFSF) to support food safety research and education. The areas of focus will include pathogens, regulatory changes and best practices for the pr...

» Where to Buy Booze for Your Wedding
23/01/18 15:44 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
If you’re having a backyard wedding or are hosting your reception at a community hall, here are some local spots to buy large amounts of beer, wine and spirits for your guests.

» This butter chicken will be an instant favourite
22/01/18 22:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
New cookbook Instant Favourites includes the dishes that Instant Pot-loving friends say are perfect for the latest gadget

» The New York restaurant where you can order a dish — literally
27/12/17 14:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
Design stores mixing retail with pre-purchase use aim to give shoppers what they can’t get online.

» Where to Go for (Non-Alcoholic) Drinks in Calgary
22/01/18 20:42 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
For those times when you want to go for drinks, but don't necessarily want alcohol in all those drinks.

» Walk Through Una Takeaway to Get to Bread and Circus Trattoria. It's Worth It.
22/01/18 21:02 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
Tucked into a 900-square-foot space between Una Takeaway and Frenchie Wine Bar, this Roman trattoria-inspired restaurant is a small but mighty addition to Calgary's dining scene.

» Where to Go for Dinner on Valentine's Day in Calgary
23/01/18 14:49 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
These restaurants all have special menus for the day of romance. Make reservations soon.

» Toronto the only Canadian city in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters
18/01/18 15:42 from Canadian Grocer
Toronto is the only Canadian city on Amazon’s short list of 20 candidates for a second North American headquarters. The e-commerce giant received 238 applications for the opportunity and says narrowing it down to 20 was very tough....

» In a league of their own
23/01/18 14:55 from Canadian Grocer
From CPG and retail managers to startup CEOs, this year’s Generation Next winners— all of whom are under 40—are helping shape the future of Canada’s grocery industry. Chosen for their leadership, innovative work and commitment to the ind...

» Instant Pot versus traditional cooking: Which serves up the best taste?
23/01/18 05:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
Pernil Asado, Coq au Vin and Black Bean Soup were all prepared using either a Dutch oven or an Instant Pot.

» Rum, vodka, gin: Nova Scotia kindles sudden explosion of craft distilleries
17/01/18 22:45 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia has kindled an explosion of spirit makers — there are now 16 in Canada's second-smallest province — through attractive craft distillery policies and collaborations with local ...

» Grocers adding online heft as Amazon raises home delivery stakes
22/01/18 22:17 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
More Canadians may soon be able to order their groceries online for delivery as the country's grocery wars heat up following Amazon's entry to the competitive space. The impetus for grocers ......

» Oak's nice... but it's best left to the wine pros
20/01/18 14:19 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
When it comes to the flavour of a wine, oak is one of the key components. Wines that aren’t aged in oak are typically fruit-driven, flavour-wise, while those that spend ......

» Sobeys signs online grocery partnership deal with British company Ocado Group
22/01/18 18:33 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
Sobeys Inc. is the latest Canadian grocer to wade into e-commerce after last year's arrival of Amazon into the nation's competitive grocery industry forced incumbents to improve their online offerings. "We ......

» Bread price-fixing documents won’t be unsealed just yet
18/01/18 13:12 from Canadian Grocer
Loblaw says court documents regarding an alleged industry-wide bread price-fixing scheme won’t be released tomorrow after an unidentified individual filed an application against releasing them. The information to obtain, which outl...

» Lidl slows U.S. expansion: Report
22/01/18 20:29 from Canadian Grocer
It may have made a splash with its highly publicized American debut, but German deep-discounter Lidl is encountering difficulty in winning over U.S. shoppers. According to published sources, the grocer is opening fewer stores than it ori...

» City Eats – Tofino, January 2018
22/01/18 19:49 from Eat Magazine
Happy New Year and happy storm season. Big congratulations to Tofino Brewing Company on the opening their new brewery and tasting room at 690 Industrial Way. After slowly taking over more and more units at their old location, it was time...

» A singular experience
17/01/18 20:28 from Canadian Grocer
He might just have the best name in all of grocery and now The Sweet Potato’s founder and co-owner, Digs Dorfman, has a new Toronto store that reflects his pride in being one of the city’s pre-eminent organic grocers. In September, The S...

» Expanded recall: Te Chang Food brand tofu products
22/01/18 16:38 from Canadian Grocer
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded a recall of Te Chang Food brand tofu products issued Jan. 10 to include multiple provinces. The initial recall of Tofu Tranches – saveur de barbecue and Satay Sauce Bean Curd produc...

» Halifax considers ban on plastic shopping bags
17/01/18 17:10 from Canadian Grocer
As the fight against the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag ratchets up around the world, Atlantic Canada’s biggest municipality is looking to join the growing ranks of cities and countries banning, restricting or taxing single-use pl...

» Sobeys partners with British online supermarket Ocado
22/01/18 13:37 from Canadian Grocer
Sobeys Inc. has signed a partnership deal with British company Ocado Group to help build the Canadian retailer’s online grocery shopping business. Under the agreement, Ocado will partner exclusively in Canada with Sobeys on support...

» McCain Foods elects a new member to its board
17/01/18 15:02 from Canadian Grocer
McCain Foods Limited has added a new member to its board of directors. José Boisjoli has spent more than a decade as president and chief executive officer of BRP. He joined the company in 1989,  after eight years in the pharmaceutical an...

» Amazon’s checkout-less store is finally a go
22/01/18 13:13 from Canadian Grocer
Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store? More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon opened its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday. T...

» Foreign workers sleeping in Burger King basement: Alberta Health Services
18/01/18 14:04 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A Burger King franchise was issued a public health order because Alberta Health Services said its inspectors found foreign workers were sleeping in the basement of the ...

» 'Archaic' liquor laws in B.C. hurt consumers, whisky distributor says
21/01/18 20:11 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
VANCOUVER - An Alberta-based whisky distributor says "archaic" liquor policies in British Columbia are limiting the range of products consumers can access. Robert Carpenter with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society says ......

» Pizza suitable for all meals
17/01/18 14:05 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
The Scrabble scoundrel feigns respect for the rules. He’s not the sort of lowlife who would stoop to sneaking peeks at the idle tiles or peering over the rim of ......

» Cuban Braised Pork
07/12/17 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
The Armview Restaurant & Lounge The Armview Restaurant & Lounge, 7156 Chebucto Road There are many a bitter winter night where we all wish we could be whisked away to somewhere a little bit sunnier and sandier with a temperature in the p...

» Updated Food Recall Warning (Clostridium botulinum) – Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Whitefish Roe
20/01/18 03:47 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Quebec, Ontario, Possibly National. Recalling firm – Imperial Caviar & Seafood.

» Updated Food Recall Warning - Allergen (Peanut, Sesame Seeds) – Te Chang Food brand tofu products
20/01/18 01:22 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Possibly National. Recalling firm – Industry.

» Alberta food scene​ trends to watch in 2018
20/01/18 01:04 from The Globe and Mail - Food & Wine
Microbreweries, reincarnations, simplicity’s return and customization will be big in the year ahead

» Alberta Labour inspectors find no infractions at Lethbridge Burger King
19/01/18 20:43 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant. Last ......

» Vandal wants you to eat this Tide Pod doughnut
19/01/18 19:27 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
A post shared by Vandal Doughnuts (@vandaldoughnuts) on Jan 19, 2018 at 5:20am PST Vandal Doughnuts has given us what so many have asked for (...?): a Tide Pod you can eat without poisoning yourself. The Agricola Street bakery shared an ...

» Kraft Heinz Canada names new VP of retail sales
17/01/18 13:08 from Canadian Grocer
Kraft Heinz Canada has reached across the pond for the latest addition to its sales leadership team. Peter Hall, who most recently led the CPG giant’s U.K. retail sales team, has stepped into the role of VP of retail sales in Canada. Hal...

» Coca-Cola vows to cut waste
19/01/18 19:40 from Canadian Grocer
Coca-Cola announced long-term recycling goals Friday, including attempting to recycle a bottle or can for every beverage it sells by 2030. The soda maker and other consumer products companies have been under pressure from customers and e...

» Restaurants Canada and fsStrategy Inc. Host How Restaurant Operators can Save Money Given Rising Labour Costs webinar
18/01/18 20:03 from Restaurants Canada
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» Restaurants Canada and fsStrategy Inc. Host Webinar on How Restaurant Operators can Save Money Given Rising Labour Costs
18/01/18 20:03 from Restaurants Canada
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» Nova Scotia brewery offering a lobster beer, despite some skepticism
19/01/18 18:49 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
MAHONE BAY, N.S. - A Nova Scotia craft brewery has put together two East Coast favourites to brew up something new: lobster-infused beer. Saltbox Brewery in Mahone Bay is now fermenting ......

» Nova Scotia craft brewery is ready to offer a lobster-flavoured beer
19/01/18 18:13 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
MAHONE BAY, N.S. - A Nova Scotia craft brewery has put together two East Coast favourites to brew up something new: lobster-infused beer. Saltbox Brewery in Mahone Bay is now fermenting ......

» Food industry fails to meet most voluntary sodium reduction targets: Health Canada
17/01/18 13:50 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
TORONTO - Voluntary sodium targets for the food industry have failed to significantly reduce the amount of salt consumers are getting in processed foods, suggesting additional measures are needed, Health ...

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