Volume 65, Number 20

Published February 24, 2011

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  • Campus News Briefs

    U of W partners with Sisler, students to get credits; Wesmen basketball wrap up regular season, Lother hits career high 45 points Friday night; Spring term registration online; Student film festival looking for entries; U of W’s Opportunity Fund sees results

  • A matter of food

    If you don’t know where the food in your fridge came from, you’re not alone.

  • Taste, value, quality staff and comfort all part of Kimch’i's appeal

    At 61 ½ Albert St., you’ll find a cute little haunt where you can grab lunch and maybe some knitting supplies.

  • El gigante Mexicano: Desperado serves up sombrero-sized Mexican food

    Mmmmmmexican food. After living and working in the Southern States, exposure to great authentic Mexican cuisine has been hard to come by, especially in this city.

  • Being the backup

    In Winnipeg resides a wealth of session musicians - men and women who are regularly commissioned to record and play backup for the big name acts.

  • There are many paths to food justice

    When you think of food injustice, Manitoba may not be the first place that comes to mind.

  • Where do you go for your groceries?

    We’ve all been there - you need to pick up some grocery essentials but are too tired or busy to go further than your corner store to get them.

  • Fashion Streeter

    My fashion inspiration is Chewbacca!
  • Tipping the healthy scale

    Statistics Canada reports that Manitoba’s obesity rate of 30.4 per cent is only slightly higher than the national level of 26 per cent.

  • Eating local, avoiding the chain gang

    Since 1997, Ciao! magazine has highlighted the best of Winnipeg’s exploding restaurant scene with a focus on tracking new, local trends.

  • Which education is best for opening a restaurant?

    The task of opening your own restaurant is both time consuming and expensive. When preparing for a life in the kitchen there are two distinct paths students usually choose - a culinary diploma or a business degree.

  • Local News Briefs

    Video of bullied student posted on Facebook; Potential travel fee for Canadians visiting the U.S.; Lawsuits filed against Greyhound, government; City considers larger smoking ban; Inmates may help fill sandbags

  • Separating fact from fiction in the kitchen

    I feel the need to address the expectations that people who buy food at a restaurant or cafeteria have versus the reality of the food they actually get.

  • A solution so obvious, it hurts

    Here on planet Earth, we are facing an energy crisis the likes of which no human culture has ever seen, and barely anyone is talking about it.

  • Going back to tradition

    The local butcher shop used to be a routine stop for most families in past decades, but has gradually been losing competition to the convenience of a one-stop-shop supermarket.

  • ‘The type of burger you get cravings for’

    Hungry? Nothing satisfies quite like a local handmade burger.

  • Documentary explores prewar anti-Semitism in Manitoba

    Winnipeg filmmaker and director Andrew Wall’s documentary The Paper Nazis investigates the fascist skeletons in Winnipeg’s closet and exposes the role that Winnipeg newspapers played in perpetuating anti-Semitic propaganda prior to the Second World War.

  • Hog industry continues to damage Manitoba’s environment, experts say

    Manitoba’s hog industry is inherently destructive to the environment, say experts, and the return of small-scale, mixed farming is absolutely needed to combat the influence of massive industrial pig operations in the province.

  • Nostalgia doesn’t pay the bills

    “You must be upset about the Paddlewheel closing, eh?” a reader of my blog asked me after it was announced the landmark cafeteria on the sixth floor of the Hudson’s Bay Company Building would close for renovations and be rebranded as a modish chain café.

  • Exploring different eating habits

    Before the sushi craze hit Winnipeg, eating raw fish would have been considered strange, even though it is common in Japan.

  • International News Briefs

    Belgium sets dubious record; Whaling suspended; Assassin pleads guilty; John Paul II to be exhumed; Big oil held to account

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • The local food paradigm shift

    Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, recently said that apathy and ignorance are the reasons why the healthy and local food movement hasn’t caught on like the recycling movement has.

  • A forgotten gem

    In a just world, John Paizs’s Crime Wave would be an international cult classic and an influential chapter of Winnipeg’s artistic resumé.

  • That’s what I get. How about you?

    I have eaten it since I was a little boy. My mother cooked healthier meals during the week, but for lunch on Saturdays it was always Kraft Dinner.

  • Do you think about where your food comes from?

    Do you think about where your food comes from? Does it affect how you shop?