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Harmonia Girls’ Choir

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A Tasting Menu

A Tasting Menu

Chow
by Ann Thurlow

If here are now two places in Charlottetown to get cardamom ice cream, which may be all you need to know about the exploding food scene in this town. Every year the number and variety of restaurants has grown but this spring feels like it has yielded a bumper crop. This list is by no means all of them (and I’ll look at some more next month). But it’s a good example of the
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Just one

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

Say these words after me: salted, licorice, caramel. Say them long and slow, as if you were using them to seduce a lover. And that’s exactly what it’s like to eat a candy of the same name. The devilish chef at the Maroon Pig in Georgetown makes them. Devilish? You want to say no—you must! But a silky voice whispers in your ear. Just one! Close your eyes and take small,
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How I learned to cook: Robert Pendergast

Robert Pendergast is a caterer, a chef and an oyster shucker extraordinaire.

“After high school, I went to university in Montreal. I didn’t much like school, as it turned out. I dropped all of my courses but one. I began wandering around the city, tasting all the amazing food—or at least what my pocketbook would allow. I tried to follow chefs, emulating what they did. I tasted things I had never
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Pho Hung No. 1

Authentic Vietnamese soups and more

#TryThisAndrew
by Andrew Sprague

Some folks like to say that one of the most appealing aspects of living in a northern climate is the change in seasons. I’ve probably said it myself, maybe as recently as yesterday. And when people say it, most imagine the majesty of the fall, the beautiful change in colours, the relief from the summer’s heat, and sweaters. Some
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Canada’s Smartest Kitchen’s ED recognized

Canada’s Smartest Kitchen’s ED recognized

Atlantic Business Magazine has named Peter Crooks, executive director of Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK) at Holland College, to the Top 50 CEO list for 2017. The Top 50 CEO Awards recognize the most accomplished business leaders in Atlantic Canada. Crooks accepted the award during a ceremony in St John’s, Newfoundland recently. 

Crooks is a native of New Brunswick, and a science graduate of
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PEI International Shellfish Festival

Celebrity chefs Lynn Crawford and Chuck Hughes join lineup

The Prince Edward Island Shellfish Association and the Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance released the lineup for the 2017 PEI International Shellfish Festival to be held September 14–17 at the Charlottetown Event Grounds. The four day festival will showcase the Island’s shellfish with culinary delights, live cooking
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The spices of life

The spices of life
Owner of the Himalayan opens The Spicey Chef

Chow
by Ann Thurlow

If a person is curious about food and encouraging by nature, that person (being me in this case) might go to check out a restaurant (The Spicey Chef in this case) to see what it’s like and help it along. This is where the person gets a surprise or two. Number one: though only open two weeks, the place is packed. Number two: the menu
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To the market

To the market
Bloomfield Farmer’s Market to open in July

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

The Farmer’s Market in Bloomfield has borrowed a tune from a well known television show theme, “…where everybody knows your name.”

There was not an existing Farmer’s Market in West Prince. A group of interested and dedicated local business owners met in 2008 and from that meeting grew the Bloomfield Farmer’s Market. Rohan Dean,
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Some kind of magic

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

Even though they're both pretty great, you don't usually say spring and peaches in the same breath. 

Unless you are friends with Paul Offer and he, by some kind of magic, gives you a homegrown peach in May. He grows them, I don't know how, and he sells them. But don't go looking for those big buxom things you find in late, ripe summer. These pretties are sweet and
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The Island in a jar

Local Food Heroes
by Ann Thurlow

Islanders are just getting better and better at adding value to the things we grow here. We are getting better, too, at becoming people who are known for more than jams and pickles (though those jams and pickles are damn good). These days, you could tell a story about PEI and what we’ve become just by looking at what we put in jars.

1. From Ilse Saint-Jean in
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Some Upcoming Events

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

Comic Book Art

Exhibit features work by Island comic book creators Until October 5
Eptek Centre There is a thrivin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]