Eater’s Guide to the Canadian Rockies

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Set in 9,000 miles of pristine parkland, the restaurants of the Canadian Rockies reflect abundant natural resources like wild elk, Saskatoon berries, and fresh trout

The Canadian Rockies take everything up a notch. Over the course of 1,000 miles from the U.S.-Canada border in Montana to northern British Columbia, the jagged peaks look like layer cakes of snow, ice, and fossil-studded 100-million-year-old limestone and shale. As the mountains wind their way up along the border between Alberta and British Columbia, lakes sparkle in shades of aquamarine and turquoise, torrential rivers surge down from lofty icefields into deep valleys, and lush evergreen conifer and larch forests hug the roadsides. This protected land is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the birthplace of the Canadian national park system, and some of Mother Nature’s finest work.

To pair with all this natural splendor, there’s equally dazzling Canadian … Read more

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This chocolate chip banana bread takes a family favorite and brings it to the next level! It’s moist and packed with flavor. I bet that you won’t be able to stop at just one slice!

Everyone loves banana bread! And it’s even better when you can spice it up with some additional flavors! If you want to try some other banana bread recipes, then start with this classic banana bread, this strawberry banana bread, or this blueberry banana bread!

Sliced chocolate chip banana bread on a cooling rack.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This isn’t just regular banana bread. It’s chocolate chip banana bread! This recipe is the best because it creates a thick and smooth batter with buttermilk. Yep, creamy buttermilk is what takes this recipe to the next level! This means that in every single bite, you will taste delicious melted chocolate, a hint of banana flavor, and moist and delicious bread.

This chocolate chip banana bread makes … Read more

Rising food imports into U.S. call for a global prospective

She’s a happy shopper. As she stands in the checkout line ready to pay, she has a distinctive green bag emblazoned with bright yellow letters that say LOCAL slung over her shoulder.

Local, of course, she says when asked about this. It’s fresher, and I like knowing I’m helping to support our local farmers.

This is pretty much par for the course in the minds of today’s U.S. shoppers. No wonder then that.many large grocery stores now have LOCAL printed on their bags. And in many cases, there are large signs saying LOCAL placed randomly throughout the store, as though the word encompasses

“Imported” on any of their wares, except of course for cheeses, for example, that are known for the country where they’re produced. And some fruits and vegetables do bear small stick-on labels talking about their country of origin — Granny Smith apples from New Zealand or onions … Read more

How an NYC Chocolate Factory Expertly Crafts 4,000 Bars a Day

‘Dan Does’ host Daniel Geneen takes a tour of Raaka Chocolate’s factory in Brooklyn

Chocolate is one of the most popular sweets in the world, and at Raaka Chocolate in NYC, obsessive sourcing, intricate machinery, and expert craftsmanship allows the company to produce what Dan Does host Daniel Geneen calls one of the highest quality chocolate bars in the world. Follow Geneen as he takes a tour of Raaka Chocolate’s factory to observe and participate in their process of making the company’s signature Maple & Nibs bar.

The process begins in the bean room, where one machine cracks the beans and uses a gentle vacuum to pull away the shell, and another separates the two. The process will run multiple times which will leave 100 percent pure cacao. The final machine in the bean room crushes the nibs into a fatty paste, or “flake,” to get it ready for the … Read more

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

This instant pot shredded chicken is the solution to all of your chicken needs! It’s seasoned, moist, and easy to shred, which makes it the perfect go-to recipe when you need shredded chicken for any dish.

You need to have staple recipes on hand like this one to cover you no matter what your needs are when you are cooking! Use this shredded chicken in these egg rolls, this soup, or in this yummy pasta!

Chicken being shredded with two forks in and instant pot.

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Instant pot shredded chicken is a recipe that you must file away somewhere that you have easy access to because you will be making it all the time! You know how some recipes call for shredded chicken? And then you cringe because you don’t have the time to cook chicken on top of cooking the actual recipe? That’s where this recipe will swoop in and save the day!

This instant pot … Read more