Food Artisans of the Okanagan: Your guide to the best locally crafted fare

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Monday
Apr082013

Slow Food Canada Conference, April 25 to 28, Osoyoos, BC, Canada

There are so many good things happening in the Okanagan Valley this spring and summer. Let's start here:

Click image to enlargeI have been a Slow Food member for over a decade. It's very exciting to see how so many great food and wine people are coming together to make this an unforgettable conference. Please note, you don't have to be a Slow Food member to participate in the events above. You just need to be interested in the story behind the best ingredients, best chefs and cooks, and best wine in the country. See you there!

On April 25th to 28th The Annual Slow Food Canada National Meeting is being held in Osoyoos British Columbia at Watermark Beach Resort. This is the first time it is being held in British Columbia, and the first time in a small agriculture community.

This is a gathering of food communities from across Canada with a commitment to good, clean, fair food. The meetings and conference will include: Our Lieutenant Governor for British Columbia, our First Nations, workshops on Food Sovereignty, Food Security, Procurement, Agriculture in the classroom, Sustainable Seafood, Farm and Winery Tours, Slow Fish, Profiling Flavours of the Thompson Okanagan, the events for all three days will be about farming – our land – our people.

I have attached a document which profiles the sequence of events for your information. The Market on the Saturday is certain to be a wonderful opportunity for our local artisans, farmers and community to connect. The evening dinners on Friday and Saturday are fundraising dinners, with more than 20 Executive Chefs from our region showcasing our local producers and their Culinary  excellence. Our regional Wineries are partnering hand in hand with our Chef’s showcasing the complimentary flavours of our winemakers brilliance.


We have options for locals to participate as well as individuals to register and participate in the entire program. Please go to www.slowfoodcanada.ca to register – or if you are able to participate only in one or both of the dinners, and markets – please email cfossett@watermarkbeachresort.com. Special slow food sleepover rates are available for participants at Watermark Beach Resort.

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Friday
Jul012011

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadians in Canada and elsewhere. This is a photo of the cornmeal, blue cheese and zucchini blossom soufflé a friend made for me one Canada Day. We used, or rather, adapted the recipe from Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite -- we replaced the all-purpose flour with 1:1 cornmeal to make it a gluten-free dish, and it worked so beautifully that I now just make it that way all the time. It has now become a Canada Day tradition. A little Gordo on July 1st. Every year.