Category: Arts:Food

Join hosts Avery and Lena Cochrane (and sometimes guests) as they sample, rate, and talk about fun foods. History and facts are discussed from treats such as flavoured Oreos, to pumpkin spice, to types of boxed dressing. Listen to an amusing debate about the assessment of a different food theme each week. This couple may not always agree, but they will for sure ridicule each other for not seeing eye to eye. Listen weekly to hear delightful banter about yummy foods!

November 18, 2020

156 Fun Breakfast Food & Drinks

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery break the fast with a chai bomb, Jolly Ranchers cereal, frosted flake Lucky Charms, Nanaimo bar liqueur, and Cap 'N Crunch pancakes. 

This week The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you in part by ATB. 

Even now, good advice is within reach. Your financial situation today, tomorrow or this very hour, is why ATB is here. ATB will listen and help with the knowledge and solutions you need right now. Why? Because, ATB was built to help Albertans. For more information visit ATB.com

 

On this episode of The Mess Hall Podcast we’d like to tell you about what’s new with our friends at STORYHIVE!

Are you one of those “I really want to start a podcast” people? Well, we’ve got a huge opportunity to share with you. Our friends at STORYHIVE are giving away 10 grants of $10,000 each to aspiring podcasters in BC and Alberta.

Since 2013, TELUS STORYHIVE has funded and supported emerging creators with mentorship and guidance from the National Screen Institute,  bringing hundreds of creative Western Canadian projects to life. 

This time, they’re taking to the airwaves with their inaugural Podcast Edition, dropping on November 4th! They’re looking for original, non-fiction podcast concept pitches from BC and Alberta residents. 

Apply before December 2nd at www.storyhive.com and you could get $10,000 to get your podcast off the ground. 

November 11, 2020

155 Edible Raw Cookie Dough

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery try a plethora of edible raw cookie dough products: Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, frozen yogurt and a tub of dough.  

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This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by the Calgary Foundation.

Whether it’s funding anti-racism programs, addiction recovery, or food hampers for the hungry, for 65 years the Calgary Foundation has proudly supported the charitable community to address some of Calgary’s biggest challenges.

Now, during this period of unprecedented urgent needs, Calgary Foundation renewed its commitment to building a healthy, vibrant, giving, caring, and resilient community.

 If you’re a registered charity looking for a grant, a professional advisor creating a giving plan for your client, or a donor wanting to give back to community, discover a wealth of resources at calgaryfoundation.org and learn more about their work through Calgary Foundation’s FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Park Power, a provider of electricity and natural gas in Alberta that offers low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.

In Alberta, you get to choose who to buy your energy from. If you choose Park Power, your money stays here. Plus, Park Power shares its profits with local not-for-profits that are working to make a difference for their communities. 

Shopping local is very important to Park Power’s owner, Kris Kasawski, and we love local here at the Alberta Podcast Network, so it’s a great fit.

Learn more at parkpower.ca

 
 

 

November 4, 2020

154 The filling of that Pop Tart is what colour?!

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery put up with Kevin (again) to try American Pop Tarts this time: Strawberry Milkshake, Chocolate Churro, Funfetti, Froot Loop, S'More, and Mer-Maid.   

Also we are excited to have Alberta Forest Products Association  as a sponsor this week. Find out more at loveabforests.com

The Mess Hall Podcast is happy to have ATB as a sponsor. 

We want to tell you about ATB's new podcast - The Future Of. Join Todd Hirsch, ATB’s Vice President and Chief Economist, as he connects with special guests who offer unique and useful perspectives about the future. Explore how our economy and communities can not only brace for change, but embrace the opportunity it creates. From the future of women in business to the changing nature of work itself, The Future Of helps us understand what’s coming, and what we need to do today to get the tomorrow we want.

Featuring two episodes each month, plus bonus episodes, The Future Of includes interviews with top community and business leaders from Alberta and around the world. 

Subscribe to The Future Of in the Apple Store, Google Play, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are found, and connect to ask your questions about the future by emailing thefutureof@atb.com.

October 27, 2020

153 Put your mouth on the box

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery try out Halloween treats from a small business known as Nestle.  Nerds, Runts, and Crunch bars are just a few of their samplings.  

Also we are excited to have Alberta Forest Products Association  as a sponsor this week. Find out more at loveabforests.com

This episode is brought to you by Park Power, a provider of electricity and natural gas in Alberta that offers low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.

In Alberta, you get to choose who to buy your energy from. If you choose Park Power, your money stays here. Plus, Park Power shares its profits with local not-for-profits that are working to make a difference for their communities. 

Shopping local is very important to Park Power’s owner, Kris Kasawski, and we love local here at the Alberta Podcast Network, so it’s a great fit.

Learn more at parkpower.ca

October 21, 2020

152- Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery are havin' a time reviewing some chocolate peanut butter snacks.   

This episode of the Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by CPA Alberta.

Did you know a Chartered Professional Accountant - also known as a CPA- can handle more than just financials?

These three letters mean you're working with a professional who is trained to make a difference in an organization. 

CPAs can bridge all areas of an organization, understand the ins and outs of your business , and bring a holistic view to problem solving. 

If you've never before considered hiring a CPA to take your organization to the next level, what's stopping you? Let a CPA help you bounce back from these tough economic times. 

For an inside look at how Alberta CPAs are supporting their clients through the pandemic, follow CPA Alberta on Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, or LinkedIn. You can also visit cpaalberta.ca to find out more. 

Also we are excited to have Alberta Forest Products Association  as a sponsor this week. Find out more at loveabforests.com

 

October 14, 2020

151 Fair Trade Chocolate

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery take a bite out some delicious fair trade chocolate bars!

This episode is brought to you by Park Power, a provider of electricity and natural gas in Alberta that offers low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.

In Alberta, you get to choose who to buy your energy from. If you choose Park Power, your money stays here. Plus, Park Power shares its profits with local not-for-profits that are working to make a difference for their communities. 

Shopping local is very important to Park Power’s owner, Kris Kasawski, and we love local here at the Alberta Podcast Network, so it’s a great fit.

Learn more at parkpower.ca

This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by the Explore Podcast, a new fiction anthology podcast brought to you by Jupiter Theatre with Media Lab Y-Y-C.

Each episode takes an imaginative dive into the past and future of your city, transporting you to fictional worlds that mirror our own through music and the power of the voice. The stories will immerse you in rich audio dramas while you explore the world through a new lens.

Grab your headphones, and set off on an urban adventure into the city through stories of speculative fiction with episodes ranging from Film Noir and Magical Realism to Urban Fantasy and Indigenous Mythology.

Listen to (exp)lore on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

  

And visit www.theatrejupiter.com/explore to find out more.

October 7, 2020

150! Gobble Gobble

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery are thankful for turkey pot pie, white chocolate cranberry shortbread cookies, cran-pineapple juice, turkey jerky, and sweet potato chips.  

This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by the Calgary Foundation.

Whether it’s funding anti-racism programs, addiction recovery, or food hampers for the hungry, for 65 years the Calgary Foundation has proudly supported the charitable community to address some of Calgary’s biggest challenges.

Now, during this period of unprecedented urgent needs, Calgary Foundation renewed its commitment to building a healthy, vibrant, giving, caring, and resilient community.

 If you’re a registered charity looking for a grant, a professional advisor creating a giving plan for your client, or a donor wanting to give back to community, discover a wealth of resources at calgaryfoundation.org and learn more about their work through Calgary Foundation’s FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

The Mess Hall Podcast is happy to have ATB as a sponsor. 

We want to tell you about ATB's new podcast - The Future Of. Join Todd Hirsch, ATB’s Vice President and Chief Economist, as he connects with special guests who offer unique and useful perspectives about the future. Explore how our economy and communities can not only brace for change, but embrace the opportunity it creates. From the future of women in business to the changing nature of work itself, The Future Of helps us understand what’s coming, and what we need to do today to get the tomorrow we want.

Featuring two episodes each month, plus bonus episodes, The Future Of includes interviews with top community and business leaders from Alberta and around the world. 

Subscribe to The Future Of in the Apple Store, Google Play, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are found, and connect to ask your questions about the future by emailing thefutureof@atb.com.

September 30, 2020

149 We Welcome Back Pumpkin Spice

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery try pumpkin spies goodies: mead, fudge, coffee creamer, oatmeal, Cheerios, marshmallows, and popcorn. 

This episode  is brought to you by the inaugural YEGPodFest — presented by Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with the Alberta Podcast Network and LitFest, Canada’s nonfiction festival. 

Running October first through third, the festival will be held entirely online this year, so anyone can experience it. Events will include masterclasses with experts, panel discussions, feature interviews and more. 

Some of APN’s podcasters will be part of these events, with guests from around the world. 

Some highlights:
> Kicking off the festival on October 1st is the headline event with Jad Abumrad of Radiolab and Dolly Parton’s America.
> From the world of CBC Podcasts:
Challenging history with The Secret Life of Canada
A discussion on pop culture with Seat at the Table
Sketch comedy podcast Tony Ho

> Masterclasses on:
How to Sell a Podcast to Your Boss (with APN’s Karen Unland and Kyle Marshall)
Podcast on Fire, with the producers of CBC Edmonton’s World on Fire

Vocal Techiniques and Tough Interviews with Tara McCarthy and Clare Bonnyman

> An interview with the hosts of Is This For Real? A podcast which focuses on Black lives and policing in Edmonton.
All events are free to register, with donations gratefully accepted.

To check out the full line-up, head to yegpodfest.ca

I want to talk to you about a new initiative from our friends at ATB, called ATB Goodness Grows. #ATBGoodnessGrows is an initiative that motivates Albertans to bring joyful moments to others. We’re all adjusting to being disconnected from the places, people and experiences we love...so making someone laugh, or bringing a smile to their day, has never been more needed or more powerful. From livestreams connecting business owners, to new and fun ways to celebrate things like Father’s Day, ATB hopes to inspire Albertans to keep the goodness growing! To find out more, or to get involved, visit atb.com/covid-19/community

September 23, 2020

148- We are falling in love with apples.

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery are giving apples a try. From apple drinks to apple treats, we are trying some fun stuff! 

Park Power, a provider of electricity and natural gas in Alberta that offers low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.

Park Power is owned by Kris Kasawski, who has a growing and well-deserved reputation for being a guy who cares. 

If you’re in the Edmonton area, you may have seen him around town in his signature bowtie, supporting local causes and boosting local business. 

He walks that talk with his business — it’s why Park Power shares its profits with local charities. As a new customer, you can choose a Community Partner to receive 10% of the proceeds from your electricity bill, like the CKUA Radio Network. Visit parkpower.ca/ckua/ to find out more. 

This episode of the Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by CPA Alberta.

Did you know a Chartered Professional Accountant - also known as a CPA- can handle more than just financials?

These three letters mean you're working with a professional who is trained to make a difference in an organization. 

CPAs can bridge all areas of an organization, understand the ins and outs of your business , and bring a holistic view to problem solving. 

If you've never before considered hiring a CPA to take your organization to the next level, what's stopping you? Let a CPA help you bounce back from these tough economic times. 

For an inside look at how Alberta CPAs are supporting their clients through the pandemic, follow CPA Alberta on Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, or LinkedIn. You can also visit cpaalberta.ca to find out more. 

September 16, 2020

147 Edmonton’s Farmers Markets #3

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the Alberta Podcast Network, Locally grown. Community supported.

This week, Lena and Avery finish up our spoils from Edmonton: cocktails, pineapple salsa, za'atar flatbread, perishes, and Calgary perogies.

This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by the Calgary Foundation.

Whether it’s funding anti-racism programs, addiction recovery, or food hampers for the hungry, for 65 years the Calgary Foundation has proudly supported the charitable community to address some of Calgary’s biggest challenges.

Now, during this period of unprecedented urgent needs, Calgary Foundation renewed its commitment to building a healthy, vibrant, giving, caring, and resilient community.

 If you’re a registered charity looking for a grant, a professional advisor creating a giving plan for your client, or a donor wanting to give back to community, discover a wealth of resources at calgaryfoundation.org and learn more about their work through Calgary Foundation’s FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

 

This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by The Shared Mic. 

Can you remember the last time you spoke to someone from a totally different generation who wasn’t a member of your family? There is so much we can learn from listening to people both younger and older than ourselves. 

The Shared Mic: Conversations for the Ages is a unique, interview-format intergenerational podcast by Age Friendly Edmonton, bringing together Edmontonians of different ages and backgrounds to discuss topics that matter to them. 

Season two launches October 5th and features conversations about cultivating friendships, building careers, exploring virtual theatre, volunteerism and much more. 

Find The Shared Mic on Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. The Shared Mic is brought to you by the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council and the City of Edmonton.