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Best grilled cheese

Best grilled cheese

With a brand new location at Sobeys EXTRA in Stratford, the Great Island Grilled Cheese Challenge presented by ADL and Dairy Isle took place on September 24. Chef Craig Doucette of Mavors Restaurant was crowned the 2017 Great Island Grilled Cheese Champion.

“The Association of Chefs and Cooks are pleased to present this event every September as a way to showcase the incredible local talent we
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PEI Porktoberfest

PEI Porktoberfest

This October, Island hog farmers, local markets, and talented chefs will be in the spotlight as PEI Porktoberfest kicks off its 6th annual campaign.

Between October 1 and 12, the campaign focuses on ‘PEI Pork At Home’, with multiple ways for Islanders to celebrate PEI hog farmers by cooking local pork for their own families. This includes pork specials at several local markets, promoting different
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How I learned to cook: Debbie Hennessey

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Debbie Hennessey is the owner and cook at the Grafton Street Café in the Polyclinic in Charlottetown.

“Back in the ‘sixties I got an Easy Bake Oven. That was my first experience with cooking and when those tiny cakes came out of that little oven I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

“A few years later I took Home Ec at Queen Charlotte. I remember we made a meatball
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Tumbling dice

Fireworks at The Inn at Bay Fortune

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

In 2015 Chef Michael Smith and his wife Chastity Fizzard purchased the Inn at Bay Fortune. It brought Smith full circle to the restaurant where, in the early to mid-nineties, he launched his career as one of Canada’s most popular celebrity chefs. Smith re-branded the restaurant as Fireworks. The food would be cooked in a
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A good cup of tea

A good cup of tea
Chow

by Ann Thurlow

You get the feeling that, in about five years, Brìgh Music and Tea is going to be legendary. It’s already pretty marvelous—a small shop full of instruments, books, CDs, anything related to Celtic music. The handmade guitars and the thumb pianos are interesting. But we’re headed for the back, where shop owner Mary MacGillivray is going to make us a cup of tea.

“I really think
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Even better

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

From the window in the pretty restaurant in Georgetown, you can see the Asian women walking home from their shifts at the fish plant. It is cultures meeting and it seems to work. So does this soup in front of me. You can call it chowder and you should—even if the broth is red and the spices are Thai. This is how you add a new thing to make something even better than
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A hand up

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

In this time of harvest and plenty on Canada’s “Food Island,” when the last of the harvest is gathered from the fields, when we are about to celebrate that harvest, it’s hard to remember that not everybody has enough to eat. As yet another report pointed out in September, there are still an unacceptable number of people living in poverty—people for whom the source of the
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Find of the month: Nurturing Essence

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Originally, I planned to tout the wonders of the raw chocolate Snickers bar made and sold by Katlin Doyle at Nurturing Essence. She has a booth at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market—she produces all kinds of raw chocolate/vegan treats. But I’m the sort of person who tends toward the familiar so I always get the same old Snickers. Then the black bean truffles caught my eye.
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Best Caesar in Charlottetown

Mott’s Clamato is on the hunt for the best Caesar in Canada — and the search touches down at the PEI International Shellfish Festival in Charlottetown on September 15. From 6:15–7:00 pm at the Shellfish Tent Main Stage, a panel of judges will taste Caesar creations from local bartenders and determine who has the ‘Best Caesar in Town’.

Spectators will see some of PEI’s top mixologists strut their
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Bangers and mash

A filling Island favourite at The Churchill Arms

#TryThisAndrew
by Andrew Sprague

To say it’s been a corker of a summer would be a massive understatement. From the beginning of July until the middle of August we had rain three times during daylight hours. Twice it came down in sheets for an hour or two, and only once did it rain steadily all day. The rest was beautiful sunshine. On that solitary
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