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A culinary adventure in Iceland

Publication date: July 30, 2014 Publication: Edmonton Journal, Postmedia News Modern Icelandic cuisine emphasizes fresh, local ingredients, despite the country’s geographically isolated location. On a recent trip, I experienced this first-hand: I saw a puffin, ate puffin; saw a whale, ate whale; saw a reindeer, and ate reindeer. While there are a host of bizarre traditional edibles – sheep’s head is available from the drive-thru at the Reykjavik bus station – the quality of Iceland’s locally sourced ingredients offers a memorable journey for your taste buds no matter your budget. READ MORE:

Tasting Room Radio AB July 31st 2013

Tasting Room Radio with Terry David Mulligan and guests July 31, 2013 The PORK GIRL  reviews three  Edmonton Restaurants Listen to the podcast at:

Designer Denim

Publication date: September/October 2012 Publication: Where Edmonton Slipping into a well-worn, favourite pair of jeans can be one of the most comfortable things you do in your day, but when it comes times to make an addition to your denim wardrobe, the process can be – quite frankly – exhausting. READ MORE:

Grown Up Mac And Cheese

Publication date: August 16, 2012 Publication: Vue Weekly For many of us, the ultimate comfort food is mac and cheese; it’s the stuff childhood memories are made of. Though the ingredients are simple, a casserole of gooey, cheesy elbow macaroni topped with bread crumbs can warm the heart as much as it satisfies the taste buds. Though the best bowl you’ve ever had was probably made by your mother, chefs throughout the city have been whipping up versions that are sure to bring a smile to your face. READ MORE:

Gourmet on the Go

Publication date: July/August 2012 Publication: Where Edmonton Drive away hunger with tasty morsels dished out of food trucks and at eateries serving up authentic street fare. READ MORE:

Prairie Roots

Alberta chefs and farmers pull together to keep cuisine seasonal and regional – there’s not a perogy in sight. Publication date: May/June 2012 Publication: Where Edmonton Prarie folk share a common bond that is unique to the rest of the country, and it’s not just our love of of Ukrainian food. Not all of us grew up on a farm, yet many of us take pride in being from a region known for fields of wheat, pastures with cattle grazing, and home-town hospitality. READ MORE:

Not just for late-night takeout

Publication date: May 31, 2012 Publication: Vue Weekly The new Café Beirut on the corner of Jasper Avenue and 112 St is a fine-dining endeavour of Sam Tabet, the man behind the Whyte Avenue location. The flavours may be similar, but the casual takeout-friendly affair south of the river has been replaced with a more sophisticated authentic Middle Eastern menu and decor in a more intimate setting. READ MORE:

Last call at the Copper Pot

Publication date: February 7, 2012 Publication: Vue Weekly As I scraped away at the last morsel of the rich, dark chocolate flourless torte with raspberry compote on our dessert plate, my friend asked if we could meet the chef. I never do those sorts of things, but since we appeared to be the last table in a quiet dining room, we figured he may have a moment for us to shower him with compliments about an absolutely exquisite meal. Sadly, our server Tony said that chef David Bowie had left for the night. He followed up with, ‘If you want to meet him you’ll have to do it next week, as The Copper Pot would be closing on February 18th, 2012.’ READ MORE:

Go north, young man

Publication date: February 2, 2012 Publication: Vue Weekly It’s not often I head to the north side of Edmonton for a meal, but when it’s EAST, the latest member of the Wildflower Grill-Lazia family, I knew it would be worthy of the drive. EAST has been branded as authentic, modern Chinese food with a Malaysian twist. The interior is vibrant: lining the back walls are bold-coloured silk batik panels which bring warmth to a room with a modern design concept with ties to both Lazia and Wildflower. I’m a visual eater, and walking by the all-glass exterior gave us a preview of patrons enjoying dishes I was ready to dive into. READ MORE:

Mediterranean fare

Publication date: January 19, 2012 Publication: Vue Weekly When Matthew Lakis decided to open a Mediterranean restaurant on Whyte Avenue near 109 Street, he had no intention of it being another fast-food joint offering up souvlaki and pitas to the late-night crowd. Instead, the young restaurateur is introducing Edmonton to the sophisticated side of Mediterranean cuisine with a designer menu showcasing flavour-fusion inspired by countries and cultures throughout the region. READ MORE: