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Rosé in springtime

Ah, the signs of spring: the honking of geese returning from the south, the first green buds and, for wine drinkers, a sudden hankering for rosé. Gone are the heavy, rich reds of cold winter nights—b...

Ethically good beer

Once in a while Edmontonians are graced with something special. One such noted arrival appeared a few weeks ago. How special? Well, I can tell you I haven’t seen this kind of buzz about a new b...
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A vintage history lesson

The history of wine is the history of human civilization. No other substance, save water, has been so closely tied to the development of the human race. Archaeological remains have proven that humans...
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Shiraz Restaurant: A Persian gem

Regular readers (both of you) might remember how, in my year-end column, I egregiously misspoke in pronouncing Whyte Avenue Persian food outlet Sabzy closed for business—when in fact it just relocate...
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Six things about microgreens

Not to be confused Microgreens are a variety of vegetable harvested for their visual and flavour appeal in dishes. Micro varieties aren’t as big as “baby greens” and get harvested l...
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Reclaim Urban Farm: Seeds of change

There is no doubt the culture of food is constantly evolving in Edmonton. Consumers are increasingly vigilant about what they are putting in their bodies and sourcing food locally is becoming the nor...
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Craft beer everywhere

Edmonton is experiencing a bit of a mini-boom in craft-beer-oriented restaurants. Four different establishments have opened up in the past 18 months or so, each offering a different take on the so-ca...