Familiar with Funky Fermentation?

Silvana Lau - October 9, 2015
sauerkraut in a glass jar on the table

Growing up in an immigrant family in Calgary during the ‘80s was a tough gig. Especially in the school lunchroom. I was the Chinese kid with the weird and “smelly” food. I always dreaded 12:05pm each day. Brrrring went the lunch bell. While the other kids had the brown bag staple, PB&J or bologna and mustard sandwiches, I had anything other than that. No one …

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Happy Thanksgiving – we’ll drink to that!

Quench - October 7, 2015
pumpkin pie

This weekend, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. Lucky for our readers, we are a bunch of canucks here at Quench.  If you have never had the pleasure of sharing in a Canadian Thanksgiving, we invite you to join us this weekend. Roast a turkey, bake a pumpkin pie and drink up! Turkey Basics Brush up on your turkey-cooking basics, including some tips on how to carve. Tasted: …

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Le Clos Jordanne Chardonnay Roundup

Silvana Lau - October 5, 2015

While many peg Riesling as the Great White (Grape) Hope for Niagara (and elsewhere in Ontario), others – me included – are more blown away by what some of the better Ontario wineries are doing with Chardonnay. From the get-go, Niagara’s Le Clos Jordanne’s mission was to craft world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. I recently had the chance to taste through the winery’s most recent …

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Mav Chefs 2015: Q&A with Chris Sills of Rostizado

Lisa Hoekstra - October 2, 2015
Rostizado Team 3

There’s something to be said about enjoying the atmosphere at a restaurant. No matter how delicious the food (and our 2015 Maverick Chefs can work magic), the dining experience is about more than what we eat. It’s about how we eat it. Chris Sills (pictured right), co-owner of Rostizado and Tres Carnales with Chef Edgar Gutierrez (center) and Daniel (aka Dani) Braun (left), puts his over 25 …

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#MavChat15: Talk with Chef Nick Nutting and Chef Edgar Gutierrez

Quench - September 29, 2015

Slight Change in plans! Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 30) at 7pm EDT, we’ll be meeting up with Chef Edgar Gutierrez of Rostizado (Edmonton, AB) and Jorge Barandiaran, front of house manager at Wolf in the Fog (Tofino, BC) to talk food, restaurant bizz and other chef-y things. Chef Nick Nutting’s colleague Barandiaran will be stepping in give us a front of house perspective on the working …

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4 Food Trucks you need to know

Katia Jean Paul - September 28, 2015
food truck

Gourmet pit stops, roadside fusion cuisine and travelling comfort food: in the short time since their resurgence, food trucks have earned their place among brick-and-mortar fine dining institutions thanks to creative street eats made from scratch with local, in-season ingredients. After LA, New York and San Francisco, Canada’s very own roadside restos are livening up the contemporary food scene from coast to coast. Vij’s Railway …

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