word of mouth: 2018 Nov/Dec issue

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Thank You!

City Palate, guide to the good life in Calgary Word of Mouth 2019-01-02 43rd Concours International des Jeunes Chefs (Young Chefs) Rôtisseurs Competition.

City Palate would like to thank all the businesses that offered their congratulations to us on our 25th Anniversary co-op pages in the September October issue. We are pleased to let you know that a donation has been made to the Calgary Food Bank, on your behalf, for your participation. City Palate will continue its commitment to enhance our city’s splendid culinary scene and our community.

Crossword Puzzle Winner

Congratulations to Doug Rideout whose crossword puzzle won the City Palate prize of tickets to the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. We received lots of correct crosswords, but his was the FIRST fully correct one to come in. Thank you all for participating and hope you had fun doing it.

Le Creuset Colour

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Le Creuset is always about colour and that’s one thing people like at an entertaining dinner – cheerful, colourful, fun. This beautiful serving platter may be had in
cerise, flame, Caribbean, blueberry and oyster at the Le Creuset store in Chinook and at fine kitchenware retailers. Check it out, along with all the other beautiful
Le Creuset serving items, at lecreuset.ca.

Jeans and Jazz

This is totally fun, Vin Room Mission and West invite you to come on Saturday nights to Jeans and Jazz featuring live jazz from 8-11 p.m., to accompany the 85+ wines by the glass, beers, spirits and globally-inspired small plates and tapas. Go as you are, it’s totally casual while supporting local musicians. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended. Visit vinroom.com for details and reservations, or phone Mission (403-457-5522) or West (587-353-8812).

Conjuring up more chocolate fun

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There’s been so much going on in the Cococo chocolate factory this past while – in the midst of the Holiday Season chocolate making, Cococo Chocolatiers
will be opening a new and expanded retail shop in Bankers Hall in November, right next door to their current space on the second floor retail level. Harnessing
all of the good energy that this time of year can bring, this new downtown locale will reveal new chocolate surprises while still offering much-loved classic confections. Cococo (say it like “ho ho ho”) is Calgary’s purveyor of fine, sustainable cocoa confectionery, including Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut® products. cococochocolatiers.com

Canada teams up with Africa for nutritious, sustainable foods

Farafena which means ‘Africa’ in Bambara, the national language of Mali, is an African-Canadian food company that works with women farmers in Africa to provide nutritious foods to sustainabilityconscious consumers in Canada. Farafena promotes health and sustainability through its offerings of nutritious grains, flours and powders, as well as through an equitable exchange with local women farmers in Africa. For more information, visit farafena.com.

Even better, visit facebook.com/Farafena/ and find these good products at more than 600 retailers, includling Loblaws, Superstore, Safeway, Sobeys.

Read These

City Palate, guide to the good life in Calgary Word of Mouth 2019-01-02 Growing Winter Food Cover

Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson, Recipes to Bring Comfort and Joy, Appetite by Random House, hard cover, $40. Anna Olson has been around since about forever, and this is a perfect book that brings great recipes from starters to sweets for the festive season and almost every day. There’s a Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry that will get you started so happily, and followed up with Caramel Apple Bars or a Pecan Butter Tart Cheesecake or Pomegranate Chocolate Tart.

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Chefs Eat Melts Too: A Pro’s Guide to Reinventing Your Hot Sandwich Game, by Darren Purchese, hard cover, Hardie Grant Books, $28.99. If the concept of a book all about melty sandwiches isn’t compelling enough on its own, this beautiful little hardback’s intriguing cover is reason enough to give it a second look. It’s textured like a perfectly griddled melt just where the toasty bread is pictured, convincing enough to bring up fond memories of the last melt you ate, and the one that you’re going to eat next. The perfect gift for the one on

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The Nordic Baking Book, by Magnus Nilsson, hard cover, Phaidon Press, $59.95. Powerhouse Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson of Michelin-starred Fäviken fame has a book that’s part baker’s compendium and part travelogue. He explores classic and contemporary Sandinavian baking practices and discusses the four grains
of the Nordic region.

City Palate, guide to the good life in Calgary Word of Mouth 2019-01-02 Comfort Cooking for Bariatric Post-Ops and Everyone Else!, Cover

The Nordic Baking Book, by Magnus Nilsson, hard cover, Phaidon Press, $59.95. Powerhouse Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson of Michelin-starred Fäviken fame has a book that’s part baker’s compendium and part travelogue. He explores classic and contemporary Sandinavian baking practices and discusses the four grains
of the Nordic region.