2010 baby and my first update with the new blog! Hopefully things have started smoothly. It seems a bit slower than normal around the interwebs, but with all the vacation time, is there any surprise.
- Sharon, Only Here for the Food, compiled two great 2009 food posts – Culinary Highlights and Epicureous in Edmonton.
- Another local blogger Valerie, A Canadian Foodie, recently send out an email unveiling her new blog.
- There was a lot of buzz this week about the Oilers/Osteria de Medici mishap. I for one, can’t believe the owner tried to sell story rights, or that he sold the alcohol as individual purchases instead of bottle service. I’m sure there is more too this story…
- Another Canadian chef is entering kitchen-stadium. Chef Michael Smith is taking on Iron Chef Bobby Flay, and it looks like it might air at the end of January.
- If you were thinking about a healthy meal, would you consider going to a strip club. Noticing a local job ad on Kijiji for a chef, I clicked through and found the following website. Yes, it is safe for work. Although they could use some new web design.
- Happiness has rained down again as new episodes of No Reservations are around the corner, and I won’t have to wait long. This Monday, the 11th, Tony will be hanging out in Panama.
- There seems to be a food fight of sorts in the US between Cablevision and Scripps (parent company of Food Network and HGTV). Unfortunately for many, this means as of January 1st, they no longer receive those channels on their TV.
- Ever wondered what astronauts might be eating for Christmas dinner? Cause now we know.
- The first issue of the newly revamped City Palate kicked off it’s run this month. Now known as The Tomato. It continues to be full of food and drink related hoopla including features this month on bacon and raw food.
- I’m always looking for spice concoctions to rub on my breasts, chicken breasts that is. What did you think I was talking about! Lately, it seems I’m hooked on a pesto mixture from Victorian Epicure. I can’t comment on the proper use of this product, but who needs to mix in cheese, oil, and nuts when I can sprinkle it on my chicken.