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How I Learned to Cook: Ilona Daniel

Ilona Daniel is a great ambassador for PEI food, a cooking instructor, a Ms. Fix-it for restaurants looking for help with their menus. She is as beautiful and exotic as her food. But, as she explains, her beginnings in the kitchen were humble.

“I guess it’s a bit of a cliché, but I learned to cook from my mother. When I was three or four she would sit me on the kitchen counter so I could watch
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Writing about food

by Ann Thurlow

I started writing for The Buzz in 2007. I said I would do it for ten years. I have just realized that anniversary slipped by with me realizing it. But a promise is a promise so I’m going to call it quits.

The reason I didn’t notice is probably because I’ve been having a lot of fun. A few years ago, Buzz editor Peter Richards gave me a chance to write about food. I love writing about
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What a good idea

What a good idea
Prince Edward Island Sea Salt Company

Chow
by Ann Thurlow

What are the chances that two guys would come up with the idea for a salt business at roughly the same time? Or let’s put it another way—why has it taken so long for anyone to refine the idea of harvesting some of the salt in all the water that surrounds us?

A couple of years ago, Darren Blanchard started a company called Black Whale, where
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At the heart

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

If life had an official vegetable, I believe it should be the kohlrabi. When it is young, it is green and tender and vulnerable. Its skin has not hardened; it doesn’t take much to pierce its defenseless heart. But meet up with a kohlrabi in winter and you meet something else. The skin is tougher, the flesh gives a little more resistance. But you know what? It’s still delicious. It still has the same sweet heart.

A new Gahan House

A new Gahan House
Murphy Hospitality Group expands into Fredericton

Murphy Hospitality Group (MHG) from Prince Edward Island has announced that they have recently purchased Vault 29 in Fredericton, New Brunswick and will be bringing The Gahan House Restaurant and Brewery to Fredericton in the spring.

The restaurant, which will be located on Queen Street, will feature a 120 seat dining room, two seasonal outdoor
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Food security

Food security
United Way of PEI announces Island Food Security Grants

The United Way of PEI has approved funding for 10 Island Food Security Grants made possible thanks to the success of the 2017 PEI Burger Love campaign and the 36 restaurants that supported the Give Back Burger initiative.

The Give Back Burger initiative saw participating restaurants donate $1 for each burger sold in April to the United Way of
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Atlantic beef gift to food banks

Atlantic Beef Products and partner beef producers celebrated the rich history of beef farming on PEI and Canada 150 with a number of holiday donations of 150 kilograms of beef to PEI Food Banks across the Island.

Mike Macdonald of the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry, PEI’s central food bank said, “This donation of high quality beef in this holiday season to help meet our needs is much appreciated.
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Holidays at the Market

Holidays at the Market
The New Creative

by Cassandra Bernard

The Christmas season is a busy time of the year, and the owners of Kent Street Market in Downtown Charlottetown want to take away some of the pressures of holiday cooking and hosting.

Having opened less than five months ago, Mila MacLean Homburg and Phil Homburg are noticing more and more customers in the store and leaving happy with gourmet and
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Find of the month: Poutine at Papa Joe’s

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

For my money, good old reliable Papa Joe’s has one of the most interesting menus in town. Sure, you can get something expected and comforting. But you can also be surprised and delighted by my new favourite thing: bar clams and chips.

This is PEI’s answer to poutine. Do not mistake this for fried clams; it’s entirely different. The clams are like they would be for chowder
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Roadside attraction

Roadside attraction
Route 145 Bar and Grill in Bloomfield

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Recognizing a need in West Prince for a bar, family restaurant and some “hanging out” space, Dwayne and Crystal Costain took over an existing bar and have put their own distinct stamp on it. Route 145 Bar and Grill opened March 3, 2016. The determined couple knew folks needed a spot to sit down, have a good meal, have a drink, watch some
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