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Taste and Travel International

Taste and Travel International Fall 2018 (issue 31)

Taste&Travel International is your passport to the exciting and delicious world of culinary travel. Each quarterly issue serves up a feast of great food and travel writing, recipes, destinations, travelers’ journals, book reviews, food trails and tours, cooking classes and other essential information for the culinary traveler and the armchair global gourmet.

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1 min.
party time

LAST FALL, I WAS THRILLED to take part in the judging of Ottawa’s qualifier round for the Canadian Culinary Championships, which take place each year in Kelowna. The chef who won gold in Ottawa, Briana Kim — who wowed us with her beautifully complex vegetarian dish — will be joining the judging panel this year as we once again have the privilege of evaluating the capital city’s finest culinary talents. After delivering over $15 million of funding to Olympians and next generation athletes, the creators of the Canadian Culinary Championships have unveiled a new format for the lead-up to the Canadian Culinary Championships, rebranding the regional qualifiers as Canada’s Great Kitchen Party. Canada’s Great Kitchen Party will celebrate the pillars of Canadian culture — sport, music and food, in partnership with selected…

1 min.
breakfast on the farm

ON SEPTEMBER 8, the Foster family farm in North Gower, Ontario hosted Breakfast on the Farm, treating 2,000 visitors to an all-Ontario breakfast featuring eggs, pancakes, sausage, apple cider, maple syrup, milk and more. Breakfast on the Farm, coordinated by Farm & Food Care Ontario, provides a unique opportunity for guests to visit a real, working farm and to have their questions answered by real farmers. The event is staffed by 100 volunteer farmers and others working in agriculture. www.farmfoodcareon.org…

8 min.
hot off the grill

Southern Food and Music Festival at Palmetto Bluff Settle in for some memorable country, bluegrass and rock ‘n roll music plus delectable southern cuisine at the 12 annual Music to Your Mouth festival. Taking place November 15–18 at Palmetto Bluff, situated in the heart of South Carolina Lowcountry between Charleston and Savannah, this multi-day event features family recipes passed down through generations, fresh produce from local farms and a creative mix of vintners, brewers, distillers and chefs from across the South. Surrounded by rich history, stunning beauty and cultural heritage, Palmetto Bluff is home to nature trails, a vibrant village centre complete with river access, boat storage and canoe club as well as distinctive culinary offerings. Stay overnight with the Whole Hog & A Bed Weekend Package. www.musictoyourmouth.com Small and Sustainable is…

2 min.
fredericksburg, tx

DESTINATION: FREDERICKSBURG, TX DATE OF TRAVEL: April 2018 WEATHER: 23ºC, spring sunshine, clear blue sky TRAVELLER: Susie Ellison COUNTRY: USA Soft Centre Local gal Lecia Duke uses a Swiss technique to make small-batch chocolates with liquid fillings including Texas wine, pecan moonshine and non-alcoholic fillings such as coffee and fruit nectars. The liquid centres are encapsulated in a thin sugar shell, sealing them against the air and preserving the purity of flavour. www.chocolat-tx.us KITCHEN KIT Der Kuchen Laden is a truly fabulous cookware shop, crammed floor to ceiling with famous brands and hard-to-find items such as German cookie cutters, stamps and rolling pins. www.littlechef.com UMAMI TSUNAMI Opa’s traditional German deli brims with smoked, pickled and preserved goodies, handcrafted German sausages, liverwurst, head cheese, smoked beef and pork, bacon and other cured meats, stinky cheeses, mustards and other condiments. www.opassmokedmeats.com Pecan &…

2 min.
stavanger and sandnes

PLACE: STAVANGER AND SANDNES DATE: September 2018 WEATHER: 12ºC, with outbreaks of unexpected sunshine TRAVELLER: Elyse Glickman COUNTRY: NORWAY A SMALL FISH MAKES A BIG IMPRESSION Every coastal town in Norway has a fisketorget (fish market), but at Chef Karl Erik Pallesen’s Fisketorget — Vågen less is more, with short chalkboard menus and a compact fishmonger shop. Traditional offerings (pickled herring, cured salmon and trout) and globally-influenced updates (mussels in a Thai green curry) are presented with flair, as are chilled seafood platters culled from the shop. His creamy soup with succulent morsels of fresh seafood and fish is a standout. www.fisketorget-stavanger.no Mondo Fresco The warm Scandinavian decor at Mondo is the perfect canvas for Christian André and Phong Hoang’s chef’s table dinners featuring 12 to 14 courses that, although crafted with regional foodstuffs, evoke Asian, South American,…

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PLACE: SAINTE-AGATHE-DES-MONTS DATE: September 2018 WEATHER: 25ºC, bright sunshine TRAVELLER: Kelly Page COUNTRY: CANADA HOMEMADE TREATS Les Delices Glaces d’Agathe make their own gelato and sorbet in a variety of flavours and their super-creamy ice cream comes from the famous Coaticook dairy in the Eastern Townships. 131 Rue Principale E Beer and a Bite Brasserie les 2 Richard is a great place for people watching, sitting on the terasse with a local brew and a bite from the modern gastropub menu. If you’re a vege like me, the artichoke flatbread is delish! 92 Rue Principale E MOTHER NATURE Fleurs en Folie is a lovely flower shop and boutique with pretty knick knacks, potted plants and decorative items. Pick up a little gift for someone you love (that includes you!) 50 Rue Principale E Coffee Colours Maison de Torréfaction Couleur Café takes their…