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Historic photo exhibit

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to create a hi [ ... ]

Speak–Easy Toastmasters

Speak–Easy Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6:00–8:15 pm a [ ... ]

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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How I learned to cook: Tyler Gallant

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Tyler Gallant is the owner and chef of Gallant’s Seafood Market, which just opened on the wharf in Stanley Bridge. The shop sells a variety of fresh and prepared seafood to eat in or take out.

My mom is a vegetarian so I grew up with lots of beans and tofu. But when I was young I was trying to impress a girl. So I taught myself to make filet mignon to serve her. That’s how
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Festival of Wines: Winemaker's Dinner Series

The Festival of Wines is returning to the Charlottetown Eastlink Centre with two nights of Grand Tastings on May 26 and 27. This year there are more than 260 wines featured at the Grand Tastings from around the world and eight food sample stations throughout the event with cheese samples by Cows Creamery, Glasgow Glen Farms and Oldfield's Dairy; Ganong chocolates, Papa John's Pizza, Shiny Sea
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Gahan House opening in NB

Murphy Hospitality Group (MHG) from Prince Edward Island is bringing The Gahan House Restaurant and Brewery to Saint John in September 2017. The new location will be in the historic downtown area.

The restaurant, which will be located on Prince William Street, will feature a 120 seat dining room, 30 seat seasonal outdoor patio and 7 barrel DME brewing system. The restaurant will also feature an
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Fall Flavours Festival wins award

The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, announced the winners of the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism. Among the winners is Prince Edward Island’s Fall Flavours Culinary Festival.

The Fall Flavours Festival is a month long culinary celebration highlighting authentic PEI food and experiences that takes
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Some Upcoming Events

Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]