What a great time we had in Winnipeg at the Thin Air Writers Festival Sept 23 & 24. There was a good crowd at the Big Ideas series on Eating Locally at the Millennium Library.
The next day, I was invited to Brandon for a presentation at the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts. What a delightful place. The culinary school is located in the former nurses' residence of a mental hospital -- but it's a building right out of a movie set in 1900. Here's a picture of the dining room fireplace.
For lunch, the students and their chef instructors spread out a wonderful buffet featuring local products and many jars of preserves they made themselves, from jelly to chutney to pickles made from the bounty of their own gardens. It was a feast! Thanks everyone for the warm welcome in Winnipeg and Brandon.