Flavourful Saskatoon, November 21, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – Will it be wine or whiskey, a restaurant apprenticeship, goat cheese, or Christmas shopping?
The Better Bread Box
Looking for unique Christmas gift ideas? Why not purchase a Better Bread Box gift card ($20) at Three Sisters/Nestor’s Bakery?

Your recipient will be delighted to receive a selection of fresh baking, and you’ll be supporting local youth development.

The Rook & Raven
Starting November 22, Tuesday nights are Wine and Cheese Nights at The Rook & Raven. Purchase a bottle of wine and you’ll receive a complimentary cheese platter. And, if you don’t drink all the wine, they’ll recork the bottle so that you can take it home with you.

Whiskey Flight Night starts on Thursday, November 24; sample three premium whiskeys for $20.00. The selection of whiskeys will be posted on The Rook & Raven’s Facebook page.

Salayview Farm Goat Cheese
Don’t forget to contact Salayview Farm if you live in Saskatoon and would like to try their goat cheese. They’ll be delivering cheese to Saskatoon on December 1.

Four Kitchens
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Four Kitchens: My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, and Paris by Lauren Shockey. The author describes working in a molecular gastronomy restaurant, sampling street food in Hanoi, and spending hours extracting crab meat in Paris.

You catch a glimpse of the disconnect between becoming a chef because you love cooking and feeding others and the sheer drudgery of preparing food in a high-end kitchen.

There are lots of recipes for those of you who like to experiment.

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See also:
Flavourful Saskatoon November 14, 2011