Potatoes. God bless those earthy little miracles. They’re responsible for crisps, and poutine, and preventing Jonathan Swift from committing mass infanticide. Even in its passing from one to plane of existence to the next it gives us one final miracle, eau-de-vie – vodka.
Fortunately New Brunswick is a land blessed in starchy tubers, and now is home to the first farm-to-bottle distillery in Atlantic Canada. The Strang Family farm has long been associated with the spudsy wonders. The 6th generation farm (4th generation potato farmers) in Maiden, New Brunswick turns out over 20 million lbs of table grade potatoes a year. Now as Blue Roof Distillers they’ve found a way to make better use of all those potatoes that don’t make the grade. Continue reading Potatoes To Potent Potables – New Brunswick Farmers Produce New Vodka Line
Delegates from all over Canada, the United States and parts of Europe along with many locals were in Moncton recently for the Eating Heritage Food Festival and Slow Food Canada National Summit. The event was five days of foodie heaven, living up to its name by going back to our roots and showcasing East Coast cuisine and culture in every last bite of the schedule. Continue reading Eating Heritage: A Tour of East Coast Culture Through Slow Food
Halifax is about to get a few more options when it comes to curbside dining. Benny’s Burgers will be launching next week – the first vegan street meat stand to hit the city. Continue reading Benny’s Burgers: Halifax Is Getting Introduced To Vegan Street Meat May 17th
Nackawic, New Brunswick: known for its Big Axe, and its Big Axe Brewery, the area is now looking to spice things up by including a Big Axe Craft Beer Festival. Coming July 15th, it’s expected to be the largest open air beer festival in New Brunswick. Continue reading Big Axe Brewery Bring Craft Beer Festival To Nackawic
This section of our East Coast Christmas Gift Guide has the potential to be exceptionally popular because well, we all have stomachs. And right about now, we’re gearing up for treats galore over the next few weeks. So get ready to feel the temptation with this collection of yummy treats. Continue reading Christmas Gift Guides 2016: For Foodies