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An amazing line-up of independent films and discussions to follow from Wednesday November 13th to Sunday November 17th.
Check it out: Justice Film Festival
Slow Food Calgary President Kris Vester will lead the discussion following the screening of GMO OMG at 7 pm on Friday November 15th at the River Park Church Auditorium ~ 3818, 14A St. SW, Calgary .
* Slow Food Calgary will also have an information booth that evening.
Former Calgary Chef and Writer Wins International Award
Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, a former chef, cooking educator and food advocate, has become the first Saskatchewan writer to win a prize at the High Plains Book Awards. Hobsbawn-Smith’s book Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet, won the culinary award at the High Plains Book Festival, which celebrates writing in various disciplines and genres from across the American northern plains states and Canada’s three Prairie provinces. The festival took place in Billings, Montana, last weekend (Oct. 25-26).
Foodshed, published in 2012 by Touchwood Editions of Victoria, is an intimate guide to Alberta’s sustainable food scene; Hobsbawn-Smith profiles more than seventy-five of the province’s growers and producers, arranged alphabetically from asparagus growers to zizania (wild rice) cultivators, and contains twenty-six original recipes, one for each type of produce.
The book also examines a number of agricultural issues, including sustainability and the environment, animal welfare, and farm labour, and takes a critical look at government involvement.
Foodshed has already won a gold medal in the “Best Food Literature Book” (Canadian English-language) category of the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards, and was a readers’ choice for the top Alberta entry in the CBC’s 2012 Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf poll.
Three of the nine High Plains awards were won by Canadian writers this year, the first time in the event’s nine-year history that an award has gone to a writer from north of the 49th parallel. Barb Howard from Bragg Creek was a finalist in the short story category with her Western Taxidermy.
Hobsbawn-Smith, also a poet and fiction writer, relocated to her family’s farm west of Saskatoon in 2010, after many years in Calgary, where she owned a restaurant and catering business, and was a freelance food writer; her widely read column, The Curious Cook, was a staple in theCalgary Herald for almost a decade. She’s the author of three popular cookbooks, including The Curious Cook at Home. Shop Talk, her definitive resource guide to food shopping in central Alberta, was a best-seller. She’s currently completing an MFA in creative writing at the University ofSaskatchewan.
“Foodshed is less cookbook — though it contains 26 recipes — and more treatise on the importance of knowing where our food comes from and how it is grown and raised,” writes reviewer Christine Twito in the Billings Gazette. Patricia Robertson in The Globe and Mail wrote “Foodshed is a rich encyclopedia of facts, farm-gate lore and original recipes. It’s also a politically engaging narrative… don’t let the alphabet theme fool you. This is no tame nursery rhyme; it is a locavore call to arms.”
“Don’t Farm Alone!”
Take part in this small farm support group.
WHEN: Saturday November 9, 2013
WHERE: Heritage Park, Millarville Ranchers’ Hall
HOW: firstname.lastname@example.org – for registration, information and directions
HEAR about how our dairy industry used to work
MEET other farmers
SHARE your experience
ASK how to get started in Direct Sales
COMPARE notes: Is your farm getting bigger or smaller?
LEARN about community pasture programs
THINK about clean food
EAT a meal!
A Canada Ark of Taste update.
Hens flying the coop to lay eggs.
A Slow Fish Canada message.
Slow Bacon: Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Convivium
Oh, and so much more…
Take a big bite…SLOW FOOD CANADA NEWS / OCTOBER