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Eat Alberta : Your Real Food Survival Guide

Eat Alberta is back! What could be more fun than a conference about food, with local talents presenting and preparing?  This conference is an excellent opportunity for everyone to get out there and meet other local Edmontonians. This is for anyone who is interested in backyard gardening,  learning about eating locally and generally educating themselves about the wonderful food community in Edmonton.

You can visit the site and register here when registration opens, this was quickly filled last year so don’t miss out!  Take a peek here at the amazing sessions that you can take part in and watch the website for additional information.

Their press release:

Eat Alberta is pleased to announce our second hands-on food conference April 14th, 2012: Eat Alberta: Your Real Food Survival Guide at NAIT.

As we are so passionate about the local food opportunities our city provides as well as acutely aware that food expertise (in a variety of forms) lies within each of our neighbourhoods. This is our second Eat Alberta conference of what we hope to be many that will celebrate such local food heroes. Our Real Food Survival Guide focus this year will provide insight into tasting, preserving and preparing food while living in our Winter climate.

This is a DIY conference!  Some of the hands on sessions include making:

  • Sausages
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • French Macarons
  • Indigenous food  and more!

Tasting sessions include:

  • Fruit wine
  • Honey
  • Cheese
  • Beer

There will also be an opening keynote session by Danny and Shannon Ruzicka from Nature’s Green Acres Farms discussing the importance of read food to the survival of our planet and Life on the Back 40.

Calgary’s own infamous Knife Nerd, Kevin Kent, will be presenting two sessions this year and Martin Orsis will be presenting sessions on foragingfor wild food.

What the day looks like:

  • 8:30am to 5pm
  • Continental Breakfast followed by the morning Key Note
  • Two morning break out sessions from 14 choices
  • A delicious lunch prepared by NAIT culinary students
  • The EAT ALBERTA traditional “Tastes of Alberta” Tasting boards
  • Closing panel followed by a wine down



Happy Monday everyone!


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  • Reply
    Valerie Mckinney Rodgers Lugonja
    March 13, 2012 at 3:20 am

    David Peters is doing rabbit in one session and bison in the other. 🙂 V

  • Reply
    Valerie Mckinney Rodgers Lugonja
    March 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you! Beautiful – wonderful. So appreciated. XOXO

    • Reply
      Tara Zieminek
      March 13, 2012 at 2:58 am

      What are you doing for the indigenous food?

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