Fowl Deeds

Chef Cam Gets His Wild On

A few years back I was invited by the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance to be a guest chef at the Taber Pheasant Festival.

The gig was to show up in Taber, a town southeast of Calgary, observe a pheasant hunt and demonstrate how to prepare and cook the wild birds.

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Toronto The Great

Toronto Gets Its Food Game On

Back in the day, YYZ’s nickname “Toronto the Good” spoke more to the conduct of its citizens than the quality of its restaurants.

That’s changed, and over the last 25 years or so Toronto has evolved a vibrant food culture that befits its ranking as the fourth most populous city in North America (after Mexico City, NYC and LA). Hey, all those people gotta eat!

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Huff Sez Eat YYC

Huffington Post Says Head to YYC For Great Food

Ask anyone who has visited lately and they’ll tell you Calgary punches way above its weight in the innovative eats department.

It’s hard not to root for the home team, especially when that team is kicking ass and taking names. Huffington Post Canada food and travel blogger Ayngelina Brogan recently turned her gaze to Calgar

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Organic Escape

Finding Gold On The Yucatan

Chef Cam joins Cook It Raw’s Allesandro Porcelli in an exploration of food, culture and a little Mescal on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

There are a few things in life I think you should jump on when you have the chance. One is escaping cold weather. Another is exploring a different culture’s food, food production and local drink. When the stars aligned for me a few weeks back and these things came together, I was all in.

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Licensed To Kill

Going Field To Table

MRCA’s own Chef Cam says doing the job start to finish is a goal he’s had for a long time. He discovers there's a lot he had to learn about hunters and hunting.

As a chef I’ve always been an advocate of nose-to-tail cooking, but I needed to take it a step further. I needed to sacrifice an animal and be a part of the process; not just have it delivered to my restaurant ready for me to break it down. I wanted to pick up a gun, embrace the outdoors and hunt for my dinner.

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Cool Chefs and Visitors From The Future

The World At NRA

We literally talked to hundreds of people at the NRA show in Chicago last week, as we made some great contacts and learned a whole pile of stuff about the food biz in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as in Central and South America.

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Chef Cam Does China

10 Things You Need to Know About Eating In China

I made a quick trip to China recently, cruising through six cities in 10 days: Hong Kong, Kowloon, Wuxi, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. It sounds like a whirlwind tour, but one of my businesses takes me to China on a fairly regular basis and I’ve discovered that less is sometimes more.

If you’re planning a trip, here’s some stuff that will come in handy:

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Tofino Food & Wine Festival

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