Last week’s food news was filled with the best new Canadian restaurants 2017 after Air Canada’s enRoute magazine released the list of the top 30 contenders for the title. Check if your favourite new eatery made it on the list.
Over in the States, some folks are going to dine on goose meat after a Washington park donated 116 Canada geese to the D.C. Central Kitchen. The 100 pounds of meat will be processed for consumption for people in various government programs.
On the other end of the spectrum from wild geese, GMO saImon is now being sold in Canada. Health Canada has approved the sale of genetically-modified salmon, but you may not know it because it doesn't have to be labelled as such at the store.
Canadian stores sell genetically-modified salmon
Canadian grocery stores now sell GMO salmon. This fish has been modified to grow faster and larger with less consumption of food, and it has been approved for consumption by Health Canada. Read more about the laws on the labelling of GMO food for Canadian products in Global News.
Arctic greenhouses reduce price of food in Canada’s North
A Naujaat based non-for-profit, Growing North, found a solution to the problem of overpriced food in Canada’s North. To overcome harsh climate conditions, the organization built greenhouses that use new vertical farming techniques, and provide the daily-recommended dose of produce to the citizens in the isolated hamlet.
Read more about the results of this project in Vice.
enRoute magazine’s longlist for Canada’s best new restaurant 2017
Once again, enRoute magazine made a list of the best new Canadian restaurants for the year. Among the 30 contenders competing for this title are places such as Edmonton’s Alder Room, Calgary’s Bar Von Der Fels and Vancouver’s Botanist.
The magazine really looked into every “corner” of the country when gathering contenders for the list of 2017’s best new Canadian restaurants. The newly opened Clementine Café in Winnipeg is on the list too, proudly competing for the title, which will be unveiled in October. There are also restaurants from Airdrie, Alta., and the Malahat hamlet in B.C.. Who knew?
Read more about the story in CBC News.
Washington park donates Canadian geese to D.C. Central Kitchen
About 116 Canadian geese will not make it back home from their trip to Washington. The park donated them for consumption to the D.C. Central Kitchen, which cooks for homeless shelters, after school programs and rehabilitation clinics. At least these 100 pounds of meat will feed people who are in need.
Read more about the story in Global News.
The Prairie Grid Dinner Series is coming this fall
Recently, we decided to take our mission of promoting local and sustainable food culture to the next level with the Prairie Grid Dinner Series coming this fall. A co-founder of Eat North, Dan Clapson, and Deane House chef, Jamie Harling talk about the idea behind the dinner series. Get a taste of the event from Harling's red lentil hummus and a signature cocktail prepared, of course, only from local ingredients.
Watch the whole segment in Global News.