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Pottery in the Park

The fall session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park, Charlottetown will b [ ... ]

Global Biotech Week

Celebrate Global Biotech Week at the Founders & Mentors Mash Up on September 24 from 10 am–3:3 [ ... ]

Day Drift Craft Soda

Day Drift Craft Soda
New Upstreet product

Upstreet Craft Brewing has announced the introduction of Day Drift Craft Soda, a new line of craft soda that use locally sourced, all natural fruit juices, herb and botanical infusions, and fair trade, organic cane sugar. Says CEO Mitch Cobb, “So we wanted to create soda using the same artisanal approach that has proven successful with beer.”

Upstreet set out a year ago to
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Chefs compete

Chefs compete
Garland Canada Challenge at PEI Shellfish Festival

The Garland Canada International Chef Challenge returns to the PEI International Shellfish Festival, getting underway on September 15, with the semi-finals on September 16 and finals on September 17. Food Network’s Chef Lynn Crawford will return as a head judge.

Twenty-five Canadian chefs applied to the competition and eleven were selected by an
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Happy motoring

Local Food Heroes
by Ann Thurlow

One of the great things about an Island summer is the chance to get out on the roads and visit some of the many great eating places (as my grandfather used to call them). Some are year ’round, others are summer friends. Here’s some that I love, each for its own reason—all for good food.

The Yellow House—This is the second year for this fun and delicious place in
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How I learned to cook: Jaime Zehr

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Jaime Zehr is the co-owner and chef at the Island Stone Pub in Kensington.

“I grew up on a mixed farm in southwestern Ontario. What we grew we ate and what we ate we grew. Our whole lives revolved around food; it was not unusual to be eating one meal and talking about the nest one. We were almost self-sufficient and I was taught to treat all the food we grew with respect.
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Full of butter

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

She appeared from behind a wall in the little bakery. Her face was partially obscured by a bonnet but when she peeked out, she smiled. Her voice was soft – was that accent German? In front of her was an array of baking — bread, cookies, luscious pies displayed demurely in white boxes. She told us, when pressed, that her favourite was the chocolate squares. Did she
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True Patriot Love

True Patriot Love
Roméo Dallaire to speak

PEI Friends of True Patriot Love have announced that Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q., M.S.C., C.D. (Retired) will be keynote speaker at the 2nd biennial PEI Friends of True Patriot Love Tribute Dinner, November 9 at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown. A celebrated advocate for human rights, especially in regards to child soldiers, Veterans, and
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Growler Station at Gateway

A new Growler Station at the Gateway PEI Liquor retail store in Borden-Carleton will help highlight Island beer producers. The Growler Station is a state-of-the art pouring station that features local breweries such as Moth Lane, PEI Brewing Company, Gahan House, Upstreet Brewery, and Barnone. It is part of the PEI Liquor Control Commission’s work to promote local products and expand its retail
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10th Fall Flavours

Taste of Coastal Communities with celebrity chefs

A new series of events has been added to the Fall Flavours Festival to celebrate the 10th year anniversary. Taste of Coastal Communities and a new VIP Experience were announced recently by Festival organizers at Sobeys, the Festival’s 2017 Title Sponsor.

Chef Michael Smith has partnered with Food Island Partnership for the new Taste of Coastal
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Outstanding in the Field pop-up kitchen

An Outstanding in the Field event is coming to PEI. On August 26, from 3 pm to dusk, Chef Emily Wells of The Mill in New Glasgow will be cooking a meal in OITF’s pop-up kitchen in the potato fields of Victoria-by-the-Sea.

The event organizers are Jim Denevan, founder of Outstanding in the Field, PEI Chef, Emily Wells, local farmer, Melis Visser and Kathleen & Dennis Terry. When Kathleen and
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Buttered up

Indian buttered chicken rates high with foodies

#TryThisAndrew
by Andrew Sprague

Twenty years ago you’d be hard pressed to find curry of any kind on a PEI restaurant menu, let alone a restaurant with a variety of curries to choose from. For a very long time PEI’s cultural cuisine consisted of a few Chinese and Lebanese restaurants and little else. Cultural selections on local menus were present
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Some Upcoming Events

Down With Demon Rum

September 16, 23 & 30
The Haviland Club Down With Demon Rum: Stories and Songs of Rum Running on [ ... ]

Hip Hop at Holland College

Snak the Ripper and others at Florence Simmons September 22
Florence Simmons Performance Hall   [ ... ]

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

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

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]