BEATROUTE BC E-EDITION

British Columbia

Recent
The Orange Kyte – Blue Ghosts

The Orange Kyte – Blue Ghosts

By Willem Thomas Blue Ghosts by The Orange Kyte The Orange Kyte Blue Ghosts Little Cloud Records Fearful of the…

Ad

Beatroute BC on Instagram

  • Theyre baaaack! Tim  Eric tonight at the Orpheum Theatrehellip
  • Tonight! BeatRoute is hosting one of Edmontons finest exports Altamedahellip
  • Cousin Arby Vancouvers only country act that matters live righthellip
  • What better way to end your West Coast summer thanhellip
  • timhortonsicedcapp and stayaliveswami are out here covering the 20th anniversaryhellip
  • ALTERNATIVE PRIDE! Drag Carnival is all set up and readyhellip
  • The true creativity at shambhalamf is the totems What willhellip
  • The Vancouver Queer Film Festival begins today and artistic directorshellip
  • Thanks to everyone who came out to our contributor meetinghellip
Ad
Ad
Ad

MONTHLY MOUTHFUL – NOVEMBER 2013

Monday 04th, November 2013 / 19:02

Mouthful---Nov-cred-FEAST4THE FEAST DUO TAKES ON THE CANADIAN CARB TRAIL

With snowy months ahead of us, all talk of food turns to comfort. We want big mugs of tea, even bigger bowls of stew and warm bread. Oh, do we want bread.

As we’ve made our way across the country, it feels as though we’ve tried every kind of flour-based food possible, from Yukon sourdough north of Whitehorse to Pet de Soeur pastries (which roughly translates as “Nun’s Farts”) on the L’isle-aux-Coudre. As a nation, we produce everything from conventionally grown flour to heritage varieties, like Red Fife and Acadian (watch for it from PEI in the next few years), and transform them via oven or pan. Here are just a few of the goods worth seeking out from Alberta eastwards:

Sourdough at Sidewalk Citizen, Calgary

Aviv Fried has refined his sourdough alchemy for years, first experimenting in his apartment kitchen and eventually moving on to study under Chad Robertson of Tartine. Now, his organic bread – baked every day at Calgary’s Sidewalk Citizen Bakery – is in high demand, with people willing to go well out of their way for a loaf, a croissant or crusty baguette. His flour is entirely sourced from Alberta farms, including Highwood Crossing and Heritage Harvest.

Bannock from Neechi Commons, Winnipeg

Neechi began as a small grocery store, with the intention of providing affordable, healthy food to local neighbourhood residents. Impressively, it has since expanded to a new location and now includes a bakery, restaurant, and craft store, employing a predominantly Aboriginal team and acting as a community meeting place. The bakery specializes in bannock, a First Nations biscuit-like staple that varies according to geography and culture. Neechi Commons’ version is baked, comes in both whole wheat and white, and includes bannock dogs and bannock pizza.

Bagels from St. Viateur, Montreal

Mouthful---Nov-Credit-Feast2Debates and bagels go hand in hand. In eastern North America, people are fond of arguing “the better bagel” between Montreal and New York. In Montreal, the debate narrows to “the better bagel store,” between St-Viateur and Fairmount. There are fiercely strong opinions, with our preference being the wood-fired oven baked versions of Montreal, specifically the sesame bagels from St-Viateur. They’re chewy, a bit sweet, and almost guaranteed to still be warm when you pick them up. They’re the perfect breakfast any morning! Don’t forget to grab a tub of cream cheese from the cooler next to the counter…

Porridge Bread and Oatcakes from The Dancing Goat, Cape Breton

With two locations on the island, The Dancing Goat is famous for its sweet, soft porridge bread and packages of oatcakes, an East Coast essential. We found the ones in New Brunswick to be thicker and chewier, while the Cape Breton versions were thinner and more biscuit-like. Either way, all go well with old cheddar or dark chocolate and make the perfect autumn snack. Plus, the word ‘oat’ in their name means you can easily convince yourself they’re healthy.

Go forth and carb-load.

FEAST: An Edible Road Trip is a cross-Canada adventure dedicated to sharing vibrant stories of Canadian food culture. Visit www.edibleroadtrip.com to read along.  Also check out the perks for keeping FEAST on the road! (@feast_on)

Words and photos by FEAST

,

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:

BeatRoute.ca is a member of Apple Music's Affiliate Program. This site collects commissions on purchases that our site's readers decide to make from Apple Music/iTunes affiliate embeds and hyperlinks provided in our posts.

Search

BEATROUTE AB E-EDITION

Alberta

Recent
Rainer Maria –  S/T 

Rainer Maria – S/T 

  By Paul McAleer Polyvinyl Records  When bands reunite for a “comeback” album, the end result is often shallow compared…

, , ,

Beatroute AB on Instagram

  • Our own jedmund went to down to Happy Valley tohellip
  • Slut Prophet are ringing in a birthday in style herehellip
  • Lets go!
  • Michael Kiwanuka at Calgary Folk Fest  jedmund  hellip
  • Check out our August 2017 cover featuring Too Many Zoozhellip
  • Quick yass for Aiwass Were living our better than besthellip
  • Off to a slightly late start here at local510 buthellip
  • Did you catch oneloveyyc this past Friday? Heres a shothellip
  • Did you get to see Sam Weber when he camehellip
Ad
Ad