We come alive during the holidays, our favourite time of year! Here we are at our pop-up location at the Calgary Farmers Market. Thanks for the write up Leilani! If you missed us this year, don't despair...we plan to pop-up at a few local and cross-country markets this year. Keep it local!
We recently had an incredible opportunity to collaborate with Tourism Calgary and the Food Network’s highest rated program Top Chef Canada to market our great city to our friends out East in Toronto.We headed to Toronto and “took-over” Global TV’s morning show, overflowed the Global parking lot with line-ups of hungry Torontonians waiting for Nicole Gourmet's tasty fried chicken and gravy, and Chris Shafton's classic, yet with a gourmet twist, beef tongue on a bun. Food On Your Shirt was there to hand out t-shirts to those early morning fans. Who could have guessed we'd attract so many fans at 7:00am? Candace got busy helping Nicole fry up and serve her famous fried chicken, and Pierre rolled up his sleeves serving up mounds of Shafton beef-on-a bun. Later that evening we were invited to attend Carl Hienrich's newest restaurant, Richmond Station, where Tourism Calgary hosted over 50 top national and Toronto media at a viewing party for the Top Chef Canada finale featuring Calgary personalities, Top Chef Canada contestants and head judge Mark McEwan.If you have not seen the Top Chef Canada finale episode you can view it at http://foodtv.ca/lVnWr This was an amazing week to be Calgarian!!! Check out this short video from Calgary’s big day in Toronto:http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Candace and I recently had the opportunity to meet and get to know a little about what makes easterner chef Michael Smith so welcomed into food-loving Canadian's hearts across the country. There are many qualities–his playful personality is contagious and charming, he is ever so generous, the man can cook, but mostly he has heart–and you can see that in his annual gift-giving #Swagapalooza timed perfectly with the 12 days of Christmas.
This year he chose to put Alice Eats in his swag basket of goodies. Both Julie and I were elated and excited that he loved our whimsical cookbook creation of Alice, and blown away that he listed it as his favourite cookbook of the year!
Thank you Michael. It truly is an honour.
So, if you haven't 'liked' his Facebook page, yet, and want to know how to be part of the #Swagapalooza give-a-way, go to Facebook and search up '2013 Holiday #Swagapalooza!'. Go ahead and 'like' the page and 'like' the daily posts, and you'll be entered to win the basket! You can also follow along via Twitter hashtag #Swagapalooza! Fun!
While dropping off t-shirts in the office at Avenue, Shelley Arnusch came over and was in love with our latest Shurtday Thursday t-shirt inspired by Nicole Gourmet's beaver balls dish served up to Top Chef Canada judges. She wrote up a fun little piece on us...
We love our new pal Val!
Not only did she write this great article about us, we ate, drank, broke gluten-free bread and got very merry.
Thanks for writing such a fun peice on us!
Dan Clapson, a stylish dude with a passion for food that has inspired him to start up a classroom for starting-out students where he, and a few of his chums -- industry chefs and professionals -- show them just how easy it is to cook great food. His 'Start From Scratch' programs for college and university students are quickly spreading across Canada...look here for more information on how to register, get involved!
We are so happy Dan loves to write about food, and that he also LOVES our shirts!
Thanks Dan for the awesome write-up!!
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