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Pisco....

Excellent, thank you very much for that and a very useful site as well :)

Oct 22, 2013
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Pisco....

I have read that Pisco is fairly available in Edmonton, but would anyone have any ideas where at all please?
I am located near Whyte Avenue, so around that area would be better, and if it is at all possible to be the Peruvian, opposed to the Chilean Pisco, then even better :)
Chao

Oct 22, 2013
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Trying to find good beef in Edmonton

Not all. Better late than never, and perfect timing ctually, as I have to go to Beaumont in 4 days time

Jul 26, 2010
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Trying to find good beef in Edmonton

Well it is refreshing to see that I am not alone in my thoughts here.
To those defending Albertan Beef, can I just ask you one question please?
Have you ever had Aberdeen Angus beef from Scotland, of beef from anywhere outside of North America, or even Canada, or even Alberta?
If you have not, then I am sorry, but you are not qualified to compare your own produce to what is available around the world.

Someone mentioned Aussie Beef..I spent a week on Pender Island out in BC and the only store on the island sold beef that came from Australia...not Alberta, but Australia...so taking into account the distance and cost to ship the beef all the way from Down Under to BC, why did they do this rather than ship it the 13 hours by truck from neighbouring Alberta? Could it have been because of the quality and taste?
But remeber my original posting..I was aksing why is Albertan Beef brought IN Alberta so bad, but when brought outside of the Province, is another animal entirely?
Maybe the only way to get decent Albertan Beef is to have it shipped in from Ontario :)

Jul 09, 2010
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Trying to find good beef in Edmonton

well if it has not been frozen, why does it look anemic and not have any flavour?
Besides, all the stores I have asked at tell me it;s frozen, one of them even told me they do not even cut up the meat, everything comes in ready packed!!

Feb 24, 2010
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Where to buy Alberta lamb in Edmonton?

Four Whistle Farms..definitely...some of the finest lamb I have ever had anywhere in the world...and the Welsh lamb I was brought up on was quite possibly the world's best, and
this certainly equals it...quantities may be an issue though, but I am sure they will help you

But sorry, grainfed lamb!!!! I have never heard of lamb eating anything but grass
It may be sort of ok for Beef, but trust me, Sheep eat grass, nothing else!!

Why is Alberta known for it's beef...it is it's lamb that it should really be proud of.

Feb 24, 2010
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Trying to find good beef in Edmonton

Actually, I meant that I have had Alberta Beef in Toronto that was excellent, not Ontarian Beef
But may I ask you, have you ever been to England and tried the really good stuff there?
And I don;t mean in a restaurant, I mean from a butcher?
Sorry, are you saying your beef was grassfed? In England it is all grassfed, and i may be mistaken, but my understanding is the bulk of the world is grassfed,outside of North America, but I do stand to be corrected on that. Corn fed has things that grassfed do not and visa versa

I didn;t actually mention it to start with, which is my fault, but all the beef I was talking about was from farmers markets and such like and not from the supermarkets.

As for frozen not being as good as unfrozen..it is a simple matter of physics....when liquid freezes, it expands...cells in a living body are made up out of liquid, so it expands and the cell wall breaks. When it thaws all the contents of that cell runs down the drain, and the texture of it has changed as well
May I ask again, has all the beef you have ever eaten always been frozen?

Victoria Fancy Sausage eh...hmm...now that does indeed look like the sort of place I am after...and it appears they butcher it themselves, now that is how it should be done...thanks very much for that

Feb 24, 2010
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Trying to find good beef in Edmonton

Thanks, will pay them a visit this saturday..Unfortunately I can;t store even a quarter of a cow, at least not outside of winter time and they seem to be sold out until september...which shows how good they must be

Feb 24, 2010
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Trying to find good beef in Edmonton

Ah, that was somewhere I had heard about when I first arrived but then lost it;s name..thanks

Feb 24, 2010
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Trying to find good beef in Edmonton

What do you mean...all the supermarket's meat has been frozen, and besides,they wrap them up in polystyrene which takes like 1,000 year to decompose, but worst still, they put a diaper under them, which sucks out what little juice and flavour they may have had...have you seen how pale the meat is!
So Marianne, could you advise me of one single supermarket that does not sell meat that has not been frozen please, because I am confused now?

Feb 24, 2010
aja1 in Prairie Provinces

Trying to find good beef in Edmonton

Hi,

I have been living in Edmonton for 3 years now and I am sorry to say I have not managed to find one decent bit of beef in that entire time.
I know I was spoiled when I lived in the UK by having one of the best butchers in the country on my doorstep, but even when I lived in Toronto, I could find some fantastic Albertan Beef.

The biggest problem is that all the beef in Edmonton you buy seems to be just frozen, which ruins the texture and taste of the animal..just watch all those lovely juices (and flavours) disappear down the sink when you defrost it, to see what I mean. And as for that lovely smell of raw beef, naw, did get a whiff once, for about 0.001 second before that too disappeared down the drain!

Saying this, I do also know that everything is available in Edmonton, SOMEWHERE, it's the trying to find it that is the problem.
So, please, help this Expat to have a really good Sunday Roast once again.

Feb 23, 2010
aja1 in Prairie Provinces