New alcohol guidelines hard to swallow

New alcohol guidelines hard to swallowMany Canadians will view the new drinking recommendations with great skepticism Looks like we all need to drink less alcohol. Last fall, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), a national organization that provides information and advice on substance use and addiction, shared recommendations that we should all drink no more than one…

Is Manitoba’s liquor monopoly on its last dregs?

Is Manitoba’s liquor monopoly on its last dregs?Manitobans can only hope First Alberta, then Saskatchewan, but will Manitoba follow? Next year will be the final year for the Saskatchewan government to retail alcohol – nearly 100 years after it began. This history demonstrates how long government keeps its hands on something once it starts, but also how an incremental approach can allow…

Poutine should be on the UN’s cultural heritage list

Poutine should be on the UN’s cultural heritage listThe dish has become an emblem of our gastronomic heritage worldwide, whether we like it or not The French baguette has just been recognized by UNESCO  as an intangible heritage. Same thing for tea culture in China and 46 other gastronomic elements. Cuban rum made the list this year. UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific…

From basement brewery to World Beer Award winner

From basement brewery to World Beer Award winnerLearning from the pros Learning from the Pros interviews professional entrepreneurs who are currently in the trenches growing their businesses. Through insightful conversations, we unpack their common business challenges and identify the lessons every business owner needs to learn so they can accelerate their own business growth. Learning from the Pros is produced by Amplomedia…

Cooking and grilling on social media

Cooking and grilling on social mediaFood-related videos, recipes and ideas continue to proliferate on social media As I wrote in a previous column, one of my great passions is grilling and smoking. I do the former four or five days a week in every season, including winter. The latter is done as often as possible, including pork butt or shoulder,…

Fort Distillery shaking things up in the cocktail market

Fort Distillery shaking things up in the cocktail marketLearning from the pros Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Amplify Your Business, produced by Amplomedia in partnership with Troy Media, will interview professional entrepreneurs who are currently in the trenches growing their businesses. Through insightful conversations, we will be unpacking their common business challenges and identifying the lessons every business owner needs to learn so…

New cookbook boosts protein diet to help people beat cancer

Researchers serve up recipes based on evidence that high protein diets maintain muscle during treatment

New cookbook boosts protein diet to help people beat cancerA new cookbook to boost protein for patients with cancer – and everyone else – is being served up by University of Alberta nutrition experts. The High Protein Cookbook for Muscle Health During Cancer Treatment, designed to help people with the disease get enough of the essential nutrient to maintain healthy muscle mass, is stuffed…

Food industry is in the throes of pandemic-induced changes

If you’ve changed your grocery habits since March 2020, you’re not alone

Food industry is in the throes of pandemic-induced changesThe food industry is gathering at trade shows and events for the first time in more than two years. That means they can finally try to figure out what consumers are thinking, believing, hoping and – most importantly – fearing. Trends, flavours and tastes have changed since March 2020. But after more than two years…

Dark stores on the rise as part of the campaign to deliver groceries

SkipTheDishes is building 38 dark stores across the country to support its online food delivery strategy

Dark stores on the rise as part of the campaign to deliver groceriesWe recently learned that SkipTheDishes is building 38 dark stores across the country to support its e-commerce renewal. Its strategy includes selling food online like any grocery store. Company CEO Kevin Edwards claims the online food market will be worth $120 billion in a few years. That number is a little ambitious, but many observers…

Cognac’s global reach keeps spreading

But its best years are still ahead of it

Cognac’s global reach keeps spreadingAccording to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC), the industry’s trade association, cognac’s three largest markets are the United States (78.7 million bottles), Singapore (23.6 million bottles) and China (22.6 million bottles). Singapore has the distinction of having the largest per capita consumption of cognac in the world. It has the same distinction with…
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