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Guanciale

Funny you should ask: I ran across it on the menu at Bonterra on Saturday. Does anyone know where they might get it?

Apr 30, 2012
edgrover in Prairie Provinces

Guanciale

Anyone know where to get guanciale in Calgary or Alberta in general? I've asked the deli people at a few Italian markets and they have no idea what it is, and I asked at one of the pork purveyors at the Calgary Farmer's Market and got a nonsensical response. I used to get it at AJ Ferrari's in Northern California pretty readily, and it doesn't seem like it should be hard to find. But I want to see if its available here before I do my own.

Sep 27, 2010
edgrover in Prairie Provinces

Jerusalem artichokes/Sunchokes in Calgary??

Not sure if you're still looking, but I found some in Currie Barrack's this morning at Blush Lane. A little black and I haven't cooked them yet, and I took a fair number, but there's some left.

Oct 02, 2009
edgrover in Prairie Provinces

Wild Mushrooms in Calgary

Excellent. I'll try the SE locations tomorrow.

Oct 01, 2009
edgrover in Prairie Provinces

Wild Mushrooms in Calgary

Where can I find fresh wild mushrooms in Calgary? I've seen bulk dried Porcinis at Lina's and lots of dried Chanterelles, but I'd really like to use some fresh Chanterelle's in some ravioli while they're in season.

Sep 29, 2009
edgrover in Prairie Provinces

Sausage casings online?

Halford's looks great. I'll drive over and take a look at what they've got. Thanks.

Jan 07, 2009
edgrover in Prairie Provinces

Sausage casings online?

Its the cost issue, really.

Jan 07, 2009
edgrover in Prairie Provinces

Sausage casings online?

Cabellas used to sell casings, but when I looked a few months ago they'd stopped. You may be able to get them from the Reno store, though.

Jan 07, 2009
edgrover in Prairie Provinces

Sausage casings online?

I just moved to Calgary from San Francisco. Yes, its cold, but we needed to be around family and sixteen years on temporary visas gets a little depressing. The butcher shops are actually a bright spot - I found foie gras lobes just sitting in the freezer case at Bon Ton for a price about the same as what I saw in SF in specialty shops.

Anyway, I used to order sausage casings from Cabellas or a company in Chicago (and of course I couldn't move my supply up here) to make boudin blanc and weisswurst and the like. I can get them in the short term from various butchers here in Calgary, but I'd like to order a variety in semi-bulk without having to pay for duty. Where can I order sausage casings online in Canada?

I've looked through Google and Yahoo with no luck - there's lots of bulk companies like Unipac, but they don't sell online and I'm doubtful they'd sell me a couple of boxes.

Thanks.

Jan 06, 2009
edgrover in Prairie Provinces