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Premiere Toastmasters Club

Gain confidence and learn new skills such as impromptu speaking, communication, and leadership skill [ ... ]

2019 Island Fringe Festival

Now taking applications The 2019 Island Fringe Festival takes place August 1–4. As always, t [ ... ]

Taste Our Island Awards

Taste Our Island Awards
Stephen Hunter of Victoria Village Inn voted top chef

Chef Stephen Hunter of the Victoria Village Inn, Victoria, PEI walked away with top prize in the 2009 Taste Our Island Awards ceremony. The annual awards, sponsored by the PEI ADAPT Council, go to chefs who use and promote Island agricultural products in unique and creative.

This year the awards ceremony was the highlight of the “Roving Feast,”
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The Smartest Kitchen

The Smartest Kitchen
Governments and Cavendish Farms invest in Culinary Institute

Thanks to investments from the Government of Canada, the Province of Prince Edward Island, Cavendish Farms, and Holland College, the Culinary Institute of Canada recently celebrated the official grand opening of Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, a state-of-the-art facility that combines culinary arts with the science of food to create
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Best in the World: History of the Malpeque Oyster

Best in the World: History of the Malpeque Oyster
Dr. Barry King
Illustrated by P. John Burden

The Prince Edward Island oyster industry has a long and fascinating history. Large mounds of oyster shells found at aboriginal archeological sites are evidence that oysters have been used as food for thousands of years. At the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900, Malpeque oysters were proclaimed as “the Best in the World.” Today, PEI is the leading oyster
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Culinary Winner

Culinary Winner

Roshni Mansukhani, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of Canada, won a $10,000 prize on a recent episode of the Food Network’s cooking competition series, Chopped, hosted by Ted Allen. The episode, entitled Pride on the Plate, pitted 25-year-old Mansukhani against three male chefs.

Each episode of Chopped features a three round competition focusing on an appetizer, entrée and dessert. The chefs
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Home Cooking

The search for the perfect Island meal

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

With Fall Flavours in full swing, I have been thinking hard about local cuisine and I am puzzled. I am all for imaginative food and anything at all that challenges people to use locally grown food and use it well. But here’s my question: If a visitor came from foreign shores and wanted to taste PEI food, like Islanders eat, what
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The Doctor is In

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

I have this friend. He’s a doctor. Ever since I’ve known this fellow he’s been almost obscenely generous. We joke sometimes that when the Doctor is looking to have a really good time, the gold card comes out, usually to the benefit of everyone within arms length. There’s no pretension in the guy, just a clear dedication to insuring those around him enjoy life
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The Best of Chef at Home

The Best of Chef at Home
Chef Michael Smith

Food Network star Chef Michael Smith brings us back to the basics with his new book, The Best of Chef at Home (Whitecap Books). With a collection of the everyday foods he and his family crave, this guide provides all the essential recipes you need for today’s kitchen—from weekday classics like macaroni and cheese, to dinner party favourites like short ribs braised in red wine.

Using
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Brave New World

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

For a good part of this summer you couldn’t get anything but Gahan House draught beer on Victoria Row. And, for the better part of the last decade, you really couldn’t find a dedicated dance club in downtown Charlottetown.

Overcoming both challenges at the same time would require quite a bit of money and a whole lot of imagination. But it’s been done. You can
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Local

Local

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

When I moved to PEI in 1979, everyone ate local. Really, you had to or you’d starve. The grocery stores offered carrots, cabbage, turnips, potatoes and onions. Fish came from the local fish plant, meat from the farm. Seasonal shellfish was the big treat Strawberries came from the field in June and not from Mexico in January.

But then, something changed.

Maybe it was
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Chef Abroad Season Two

Since earning a huge following in Canada with three original television series, The Inn Chef, Chef at Large, and Chef at Home, Michael Smith has been poised to take on the world. Cellar Door Productions and Ocean Entertainment have now combined their expertise in lifestyle and documentary television production to create Chef Abroad. The show, financed through the Canadian Television Fund’s
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Some Upcoming Events

Sirens season

Women’s choral ensemble announces concerts for 2018–19 Select dates
Select locations Sirens is  [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

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

The Boarding House

The Murray Players November 23–25
Murray River Community Hall The Murray Players will perform the [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]