Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch bison

  • The weather is nice enough now for some leisurely weekend drives. Check out the Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch, southwest of Calgary, that provides hormone and antibiotic-free elk and bison to the three resorts and four Calgary restaurants, including Divino, owned by the same company.

    You can buy the same meats yourself at their on-ranch store, which opens for the season May 1 every Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This year, they’re also selling pre-made elk and buffalo dishes. Click for a map to the ranch here.

  • Another great excuse for a drive out of town, the annual Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival is fast approaching. It’s being held May 2 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Where else can you do tastings in such beautiful surroundings?

  • We can make sandwiches is a Calgary blog … about makin’ sandwiches. I don’t think it will get as controversial as the Scanwich war in New York City though.

  • Daybreak Alberta, the CBC Alberta morning show on the weekends, needed to fill some airtime, so they grabbed me for a quick interview on this blog and eating in general. It airs Sunday at 7:15 a.m. on CBC Radio One but you can also listen to it here on RealPlayer. I hope I don’t come across as a boob.

  • I really hope saying farewell to the guys at Eat.Sleep..Dream…Food will only mean saying hello to them again somewhere down the road.

  • And finally, nothing to do with food, but everything to do with the power of photography and a simple narrative. You won’t be able to take your eyes off Days with My Father, a moving photo essay by Phillip Toledano.