Cover artist: Mark Cromwell has been “drawing” on the Calgary area as an artist/illustrator since 1991. Mark is best known for his chalk work or murals... no, his performance art – no! his caricatures. His studio is called “Color Club” and you can see more of his work at


30 Have Yourself a Retro Little Christmas
Gifts foodies love to give and receive
Karen Anderson

34 An Entertaining Menu
This year we celebrate a traditional Ukrainian feast
with Glen Manzer

38 Cookies!
A collection of Christmas favourites
Georgia Annis

40 My Favourite Ingredient
10 of Calgary’s great chefs tell us what they love working with, why they love it and what they do with it
Shelley Boettcher

44 Fondue is Fun
A bubbling pot, friends and family, and dip-able delights
Janice Beaton

46 Jail Junk
How an incarcerated Calgary woman made
jail food more palatable
Susan Scott

48 Mexico City Will Steal Your Heart
B. J. Oudman

50 Cook it Raw
Chefs collaborate on creating Alberta-inspired dishes
Shelley Boettcher




13 word of mouth
Notable culinary happenings around town

15 eat this
What to eat in November and December
Ellen Kelly

16 drink this
Great gifts for the boozers on your list
Tom Firth

20 great finds
Pigeonhole and Savour Fine Foods
Regan Johnson

22 one ingredient
Julie Van Rosendaal

26 well matched
Made-in-heaven food and wine pairings
Geoff Last

28 the sunday project
Salted Caramel Sauce
with Pam Fortier

52 stockpot
Stirrings around Calgary

55 kids can cook
Pepperminty Fresh Yeti Treats With Icy Cool Icing
Pierre Lamielle

56 6 quick ways with...
Dried plums
Chris Halpin

58 back burner... shewchuk on simmer
Fermenting fear
Allan Shewchuk