Happy new year! It’s hard to believe the holidays are over, though really, I’m just sad that our nightly Mad Men marathons have to end, heh. I hope your transitions back to work are painless as well! On to this week’s food notes:
- Lots to do this coming weekend – check out Deep Freeze at Alberta Avenue, January 8-9, 2011 (with special Alberta Avenue farmers’ markets on both days as well), and Winter Light, which runs January 8 and runs until March 5, 2011.
- Transcend Coffee is offering a pretty cool opportunity – the chance to visit some premium coffee growers in Costa Rica with Poul Mark, the founder of Transcend.
- Congrats to the twelve Alberta bloggers, including Andree, Cheryl, Chris, Kevin, Mel and Liane who are nominated for the Canadian Food Blog Awards! Winners will be announced on January 31, 2011.
- Somerville Wine and Cheese (10723 124 Street) is now open.
- Marianne and Charles visited Corso 32, and wrote up a positive review! Glad to see that some of Daniel’s successful dishes at Red Star make appearances at Corso.
- If you haven’t checked out Valerie’s series of posts on trends, I’d highly recommend it – she has collected a variety of perspectives, including farmers, food writers and business owners, bloggers and chefs.
- Liane also published her piece on food trends last week, and followed up with a blog post. I have to say I disagree with her point that cupcakes are on their way out.
- A number of bloggers wrote year-end wrap up posts, including Maki, Chris and Valerie.
- I almost missed this – Jan Hostyn had a good interview with Jacqueline Jacek of Jacek Chocolates in Vue.
- Janice was in town for a few days last week, and Annie, May and I thought it only fitting to welcome her back with cheese fondue.
- We took advantage of our proximity to Churchill Square this year by taking in the New Year’s Eve festivities just before midnight.
Yi-Li, Jane, Mack and I
It’s always great to see downtown bustling with people
Last but not least – Go Canada Go! Man, the city will be rocking this time next year when the World Juniors pays us a visit (even though I know the medal games won’t be in Edmonton).