Shortlisted for a 2019 Taste Canada Award
Winner of a 2019 Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Canada
The food lover’s guide to finding the best local food artisans from all over Alberta.
From the coulees of the badlands to the combines of the wheatlands, discover Alberta’s diverse terroir, and be captivated by the distinct tastes of this majestic province. Food Artisans of Alberta is a robust travel companion for local food lovers and visitors alike.
Come to know the stories, inspiration, and friendly faces of the people who craft great food as they cultivate the community of food artisans. Journey beyond Alberta’s seven signature foods—beef, bison, canola, honey, Red Fife Wheat, root vegetables and Saskatoon berries—to also enjoy breweries, meaderies, distilleries, cheesemakers, and more. With regional maps that highlight the locations of 200 food artisans, set out on an adventure through fertile fields and bountiful edible crops.
Karen Anderson is the owner of Calgary Food Tours Inc. and a columnist for CBC Radio and Calgary’s City Palate magazine. She is co-author of the guidebook Food Artisans of Alberta. She has led seven tours to India and has cooked with chefs all over the country. Since 2006, she has worked with Noorbanu Nimji, testing recipes and teaching Indian cooking classes.
Matilde Sanchez-Turri was raised in Southern Alberta in Claresholm and on a farm near Nanton. She is a corporate communications professional, and also works at Alberta Food Tours. She lives in Calgary, AB.
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