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I’m not a food historian but I have often wondered about how food was kept before refrigeration. How did armies travel so far on foot and still be able to eat? How did the sailing ships of the 1800’s keep their crew happy and healthy? Preservation of food has been a key part of the development of the world as we know it. Lets look at techniques and where they came from.     Brining and curing. On the great sailing ships of the 1800s they would need to feed a crew of 50 people or more for months on...

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We are gathered here today to talk about barbecue, specifically the sauces that make it so lip smacking good.   Barbecue is such a personal thing.  A connection between pit master, meat, sauce and seasoning.   We can spend all day talking about cuts, smoke, temperature, resting and everything else that comes with barbecue but lets focus on one thing.   Now,  I can tell you the perfect recipe for Kansas City Barbecue sauce and I’m wrong before I publish it.  No one agrees on what makes the perfect sauce but there are some key aspects that make each area a little different. ...

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Calgary’s best home delivered premium meat service, North Range Craft Butchers, was back at it again this April. And if home delivery wasn’t enough, we’ve broadened our horizons to help out our good friends down at the Calgary Zoo. We were called to action by the head zookeepers to bring a little cheer for the hardworking employees down at one of the last remaining spots still open. Yes! You heard that right, the Zoo is still open for business. And they are the perfect retreat to cure those stir crazy blues. Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.calgaryzoo.com/Zooventure.  Speaking of...

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INTRODUCING OUR SAUCY FRIENDS AT BOW VALLEY BBQ! Bow Valley BBQ is all about flavour and quality. Period.   Founded by chef and entrepreneur, Jamie Ayles in 2012, Jamie and Chris Dean, Head of Product Development, had an ambitious goal: to create high-quality, restaurant worthy products. Both with culinary backgrounds as executive chefs in the Bow Valley area and abroad, their experience granted them the ability to create the exceptional flavours Bow Valley BBQ is internationally acclaimed for today.     Using only REAL ingredients to keep things simple and maintain the highest standards of products, Bow Valley’s mad love...

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Our blue spotlighted recipe for Beef Chuck Short Ribs is brought to you by Chef Darnell Japp ( @chefd_catering). Chef D grew up on a small farm about 20 miles outside of Eston, Saskatchewan. He began his career at the Calgary Winter Club after graduating from the SAIT Culinary program with a Red Seal Distinction. From modest beginnings, Chef D progressed his culinary career to the top of his field. Including being the Executive Sou-Chef at Rouge in 2010 when his restaurant was awarded 60th place on the S. Pellegrino top 100 restaurants in the world. For those of you,...

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