On Wednesday, April 6th, a handful of Edmonton’s Slow Food members attended a local food affair arranged by Blair Lebsack. The event was held to invite Slow Food Canada’s President, Mara Jernigan, to partake of a Black Box affair on her whirlwind tour across the country. Okay, so we put our guest to work, but I don’t think you could keep this woman away from a cutting board if you tied her hands behind her back and chained her to a tree.
Sylvan Star’s award-winning Grizzly Gouda was so good on fresh-made, home-baked flax crackers.
The outstanding dish of the night was a potato, bacon bit and burbot liver dish. I’ve heard of turbot, but not burbot. Burbot is also known as freshwater cod, or ling cod, and is found in Alberta’s lakes and streams. Burbot liver was a new one for me, and it was delicious. Very foie gras-ish.
For anyone who’s not a member of Slow Food Edmonton, this is exactly a reason why you should join. Learn what’s available from your own back yard or pond. Eat fresh, eat seasonal, and eat local. The only thing that came out of a bottle that night was the beer, and that too–like everything else–was local and delicious. So, what are you waiting for? Your beer’s getting warm!