The Week That Was And Is – July 9th, 2010

I’ve decided that it’s a good thing the World Cup and the Tour de France only cross over every 4 years, as I don’t think I’ve accomplished much baking at home. Combine that with no need to warm the homestead with a 500 degree oven, and the week has been pretty relaxed. How’s everyone doing out there in food blog land? Anything new and exciting?

  • I’ve heard some pretty amazing things recently, so I’m going to get it out of the way; KFC’s Double Down is coming to Canada. Look for an October launch.
  • There has been a lot of talk in the local scene about Slow Food Edmonton’s upcoming Wild Boar and Beer BBQ. Happening August 8th, from 1-4pm, this event (which is co-organized by Sharon), will be offering delectable delights from an assortment of local producers, as well as beer from Alley Kat Brewery. I missed the event last year, so I’m hoping to attend this time. Anyone else going?
  • With all of the tweeting and press about Eva Sweets lately, which in turn always reminds of the depressing food truck scene here in Edmonton, it was interesting to read Kim’s post about a new player in Vancouver. Called Roaming Dragon, this truck sells Korean short rib tacos, Chinese pork belly sliders, and even Asian duck confit salad. Not exactly a typical truck by any means! Even with its rather high prices, I think it would be a welcome addition to our baron meat truck market. Sorry fellow citizens, I don’t include Fat Franks in this category.
  • Mr. Glutton for Punishment, aka Bob Blumer shattered the Guinness World Record for most pizzas made in one hour. Whipping up an amazing 168, he beat the previous record of 142 pies set in 2008. I can’t wait to see the episode they filmed for the event.
  • Nothing says good times like smoking banana peels. Check out this crazy list for a few other food sources that may, or may not, get you high.
  • Last weekend I conquered three massive loaves of sourdough. With plenty of benefits to this, mainly a few days off from heating the house up, there is one downside. As I slice and bag the bread for future sustenance, I find myself enjoying a few too many bits of crust….after all, three round loaves means 12 possible exterior crusts.

  • I’ve been stopping in at Luzzara a lot more recently, as I find this quaint little shop a perfect place to relax and enjoy a well prepared drink. Plus I’m allowed to snags some pictures when customers order drinks!

  • Sad to say that the rumors about the closing of The Old Bread Factory are true. I suppose I have to make my own concha’s again.

  • Happy Belated Canada Day. Bullet proof vest and all, I survived and enjoyed, another fantastic fireworks display down in Mill Woods!

  • No Reservations started last Monday, and saw Tony traveling around the Caribbean. It wasn’t the biggest season opener in my mind, but it’s hard to have a bad show when you are surrounded by crystal clear water, beaches, and remote islands. Oh Travel Channel…how I want to work for you.

7 thoughts on “The Week That Was And Is – July 9th, 2010

  1. The getting-high link reminded me of my first year Chemistry lab, when we isolated the main compound from nutmeg. A bunch of folks from my lab got so sick from ingesting it. I heard horror stories from it for a while after. I would never recommend it to anyone. Stupid people… hahaha.

  2. Rob and I will be attending Beer & Boar! We attended it last year and it was a lot of fun, so here we go again! 🙂 Buy tix already!

  3. That news about the Bread Factory is quite unfortunate hope they succeed in some other venture

  4. I agree about the OBF comments. It looked as if it was chugging along nicely. I guess no one really knows though. Hopefully we’ll see another incarnation sooner than later!

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