The Week That Was And Is – June 2nd, 2010

It’s June! Where the heck did the first half of the year go?

  • As someone who can talk, listen and learn about food for weeks on end, I was excited that local entrepreneur, consultant, and elm café creator, Nate Box, sat down with Adam Rozenhart for a podcast at The Unknown Studio.
  • Edmonton Journal food writer, Liane Faulder, will be ringing in the downtown farmer’s market this Saturday, June 5th. Check out my recent Q & A with Liane, to learn a bit more about this local food lover.
  • Adding to the (very small) mix of food trucks in the capital region, Eva Sweet is unleashing waffles on the masses. I wonder if the inspiration for this waffle-mobile came from the very famous New York incarnation; Wafels and Dinges.
  • It’s always nice to see a bit of food blog love from the local media, which was exactly the case this past week when Bryan Alary, from the St. Albert Gazette, touched base with Sharon, Nikki, and Rhianna.
  • Starting next Tuesday, June 8th, McDonald’s is adding a new salad to the menu; the Southwest Salad, will have a corn and bean vegetable mix, red peppers, red onions, cheddar cheese and tri-colour tortilla strips. You’ll have your choice of a warm and zesty chili-lime glazed chicken breast, crispy or grilled, and Renee’s Southwest Dressing.
  • Japadog, the infamous hot dog cart, in Vancouver, has finally opened it’s first store front. Serving people an assortment of, what was at the time, different and surprising toppings, I loved that Vancouver blogger Kim basically conquered the menu for those who are interested.
  • I know it’s a month late but I stumbled across this article by James Beard winning chef John Besh. As someone who lives, serves, and does business in the gulf region, it’s good to see him being vocal about the ridiculous-ness that is the BP oil spill.
  • I always hear about people concerned with their sodium intake, so it is really no surprise that food giant Cargill has kicked off a campaign regarding the flavour enhancing NaCl. “It includes two studies commissioned by ConAgra suggesting that the country could save billions of dollars more in health care and lost productivity costs by simply nudging Americans to eat a little less food, rather than less salty food”. So true.
  • Just one month away, and after three years of protest, Subway “has finally listened to its customers and will start tessellating cheese on its sandwiches”.
  • Sarah and I finally received our Olympic limited edition Canon coffee mugs this week. Pretty sweet if I don’t say so myself.

  • Some random encounters lead to even stranger encounters. Which is exactly how I stumbled across someone in the city making amazing Absinthe…who then was kind enough to pass some off to yours truly. Nothing says a good time like the green fairy.

  • I went a little buck wild on bread this past weekend. Putting together around a dozen loaves of various flours, I’ve almost fallen into a carb coma.

  • Your Travel Channel update for the week is just about Andrew Zimmern and Bizarre Foods again. A fantastic episode this week as Andrew returns to the vibrant and trend-setting city of Tokyo for more unforgettable adventures in food from legendary seafood markets to becoming a horumon chef for a day serving up intestines from cows and pigs. Epic!!

6 thoughts on “The Week That Was And Is – June 2nd, 2010

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I should mention, though, that Sherman also provided interesting thoughts… Well, we are dedicated food bloggers and write what we think people are interested in reading! 😉

    I wonder if Nikon will provide a similar mug. One based on the 70-200 mm AF-S would be sweet! 😀

    • Thanks for attaching Sherman’s link Kim; I had a mental lapse and forgot about his visit. And I agree, as a Nikon man myself, I could defintiely go for their version.

  2. I always love your bread tweets! Great stuff. There is NOTHING better than homemade bread. The best i have ever had was in a wood fired oven. Thanks for the update!

  3. Absinthe! I had a little airplane size bottle of the stuff in my house for over a year, and just tried it a few weeks ago. Didn’t have a sugar cube, and thought I’d just sprinkle in a bit of good old granulated and see what happens. Well, it sunk to the bottom of the glass, and that was that. So much for being cool and trying to impress my friends. Still, it was good and would love to find a place that serves it up traditionally.

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