Tickets go on sale tomorrow for EAT ALBERTA 2014 at 10 AM: “Seed the Possibilities” in tasting, preserving and preparing food
Our fourth Eat Alberta conference promises to be the best yet: “Seed the Possibilities” in tasting, preserving and preparing food!
When and Where: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
This is a DIY conference! Some of the hands on sessions include (more at eatalberta.ca/sessions):
- Jowl Bacon
- Carving a Whole Chicken
- Pumpkin Ravioli
- Scratch Soup
- Nose to Tail Pork
Tasting and Demo sessions include:
- Potato Tasting (way more fun that it sounds!)
- Alberta Cheese Tasting
- Cider-Making and Tasting
- Local Beer Tasting
There will also be an opening keynote session by John Schneider from Gold Forest Grains discussing ways in which we can exponentially increase the demand for local, organic food. He will give his thoughts on how to re-focus our attention on food advocacy and real-life ways to pressure law-makers to improve our food and agriculture systems. He will also offer a glimpse into life on his farm, and how he produces food for his family.
What the day looks like:
- 8:30am to 5:30pm
- Continental Breakfast followed by the morning Key Note
- Two morning sessions from 14 choices
- A delicious lunch prepared by NAIT culinary students
- Two afternoon sessions
- “Seedy Business” discussion
- The EAT ALBERTA traditional “Tastes of Alberta” Tasting boards and wine down
Eat Alberta is a non-profit association, managed entirely by volunteers. Our annual, one day, workshop-style conference features a mix of hands-on learning, food tastings, and presentations that focus on local and regional Alberta foods. Participants come together with farmers, chefs, foragers, botanists, and bakers to learn about what is produced in our province, how to prepare it, and what it tastes like.
This year’s conference features fifteen different presenters and fourteen different sessions, many of which are new to Eat Alberta. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about jowl bacon, pumpkin ravioli, cider-making, Alberta cheese tasting, and much more. The full list of sessions can be found on our website under Sessions 2014.
The day will close with three “Seedy Business” discussions: 5-10 minute presentations on backyard bees, backyard chickens, and raw milk followed by “Tastes of Alberta” tasting boards and a wine down.
Tickets for Eat Alberta are $150 each and include the keynote and seedy business talks, four sessions, breakfast, lunch, the “Tastes of Alberta” at the wine down.
For full event details, session descriptions, presenter bios and more, please visit our website at http://www.eatalberta.ca