Who better to feature on Food Bloggers of Canada than Valerie of A Canadian Foodie? She is a food educator, advocate, writer, editor and cook. Valerie is a believer in family and community and as far as she’s concerned, those two go hand-in-hand.
Valerie cooks up traditional Canadian Prairie Cuisine because it is simply what she was raised on and wants to pass it along to future generations. Living in Edmonton, Alberta, she’s building meaningful connections on a daily basis with the local butcher, baker, farmers and other passionate members of the Slow Food Edmonton movement. All of this culminates in putting only the finest food on the table for her family and friends one meal at a time.
Whenever you talk Alberta and food, the discussion quickly moves to Alberta beef, so it was no surprise to find Valerie singing its praises with this post on Alberta Beef on a Bun with the caption of “When in Alberta, eat the beef. It is the best beef in the world.” The recipe truly lets Alberta beef speak for itself as it only needs some garlic, Montreal steak spice, heat and patience (to let it rest) to be the centrepiece of any table.
If you happen to think that Valerie isn’t truly a Prairie gal, then this post on her family’s Ox Tail Soup dating back to the nineteenth century should be the proof you need. Not only is there a recipe, but there is oral history and a story on the tail of the ox itself and how it has evolved over the years. A recipe and a story, that’s what blogging is all about.
The world would be a happier and better place if every morning started with this Prairie breakfast. This particular post was as much about paying respect to the people who have given their livelihood to creating beautiful food as it was about the end result. With links to the artisans and farmers who have created these masterpieces, it’s no wonder the cheese, tomatoes, eggs, sausage and lardons sit proudly on the plate.
There is no denying that Valerie is A Canadian Foodie.
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