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 20, 2019

90- Lena, Avery and Kevin try 17 Kit Kat bars!

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial.

This week Avery, Lena, and guest Kevin Geggie try 17 different Kit Kats, the majority of most from Japan.  Listen to what types were tried, what surprises there were, and how they tasted.  

 

This week's podcast shout out is to Eat More BBQ. Ryan Sanderson promotes and fosters barbecue culture in Alberta with this weekly interview show about the BBQ life. Find out more at eatmorebarbecue.ca

This week the Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you in part from ATB and ATB Prosper. It's easy to save for your dreams with ATB Prosper. Set your goal, invest $100, and watch it grow. It’s that simple, and it’s all online. Get started in minutes at atbprosper.com.

November 13, 2019

89- Lena and Avery are on location and do a review of Avenida Food Hall

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial.

This week we are on location at Avenida Food Hall. We have fun trying sweet and savoury delights from around the food world, all conveniently located in one building. We tried treats from these places:

www.avenidamarket.ca

takori.ca

www.mestizoyyc.com

grainzbreadshop.ca

www.sauceitalianmarket.com

www.adilachocolaterie.com

www.instagram.com/teamofruittea/

www.atouchofindiayyc.com

ThisWeek's podcast shoutout is going to Emilie Missed Out. Emily and Breanne watch classic, pop-culture-filled movie gems that Emily has never seen. Join them as they try to determine if she missed out.

emilymissedout.com

Twitter: @emilymissedout

Facebook: @emilymissedout

 

This episode of The Mess Hall Podcast is brought to you by TELUS World of Science Edmonton, home of the Canadian debut of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes. The exhibition runs until February 17 in Edmonton and features more than 300 artifacts, costumes, props and interactive elements to bring the Marvel Universe to life. See rare, hand-drawn images of iconic heroes such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain America. 

Buy your tickets today at telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca

If you’re coming from outside of Edmonton, there is a hotel deal on the website. This is the only place in Canada right now where you can see this exhibition.

 

November 6, 2019

88- Avery, Lena and Casey Steel discuss Pocky just ahead of Pocky Day!!!!

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial.

This week we try and discuss a bunch of Pocky for Pocky day, November 11. We are joined by our salted-egg chip loving friend, Casey Steele. He defends his tastebuds and adds some insights into these covered biscuit sticks.

This weeks podcast shoutout goes to The Tight Ends Podcast! To find out more and here me as a quest this week go to tightendspodcast.com

We also had support from our friends at Alberta Forest Products Association. to find out more go to albertaforestproducts.ca

October 30, 2019

87- Lena, Avery and Carl Landra are reviewing Halloween candy

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial

This week Avery, Lena and Carl Landra try Halloween candy, including classics and some new ones.  We delve into some of our Halloween food memories and talk of the history of trick or treating, all while getting a sugar high! 

 

To find Carl and The 4th Line Podcast go to:

Website: the4thlinepodcast.com 

Twitter: @4thLinePodcast

Facebook: @4thLinePodcast

Youtube: 4th Line Podcast 

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

 

We also had support from our friends at Alberta Forest Products Association. To find out more, go to albertaforestproducts.ca

 

 

October 23, 2019

86- Avery, Lena and Trevor review British road trip food!

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial

This week Avery, Lena and Trevor Gauthier from The Globe Trevor try a variety of British delicacies that one would eat on a road trip. We try candies, chocolate, and drinks and discuss the history of each.  

To find out more about The Globe Trevor and his travel blog, check out the links:

Website: theglobetrevor.com

Facebook: @TheGlobeTrevor

Twitter: @theglobetrevor

Whether you’re at home or on vacation, check SeatGIANT for tickets to the hottest  events. Visit https://www.seatgiant.ca to find tickets. Use the promo code “apn” at checkout to get 5% off your purchase. You’ll save a bit, and the network gets a little cut off that purchase, too. All tickets are in Canadian dollars, even for events that are in the U.S. SeatGIANT is Canadian-owned and operated, and it guarantees every ticket. So, help yourself to a great experience, while helping the Alberta Podcast Network and a Canadian-owned business. Visit https://www.seatgiant.ca, and use the offer code “apn.”

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October 16, 2019

85- Avery and Lena rate and review M&M’s

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial

This weekAvery and Lena are talking about all kinds of different M&M's. We try original, peanut, almond, crispy, peanut butter and Carmel. To top it off we are trying 3 M&M's bars. Milk Chocolate, crispy, and almond. 

This podcast was brought to you with the support of the TELUS World of Science Edmonton, home of the Canadian debut of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes. The exhibition runs October 19 to February 17 in Edmonton and features more than 300 artifacts, costumes, props and interactive elements to bring the Marvel Universe to life. 

  • Buy your tickets today at telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca
  • If you’re coming from outside of Edmonton, there is a hotel deal on the website.
  • This is the only place in Canada right now where you can see this exhibition.

We also had support from our friends at Alberta Forest Products Association. to find out more go to albertaforestproducts.ca

 

October 9, 2019

84- Blake Enemark and I talk beer!

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial

This week's guest is Blake Enemark, head brewer at O.T. Brewing Company. We are talking about how he got his start in the brewing business, the process and fine tuning of making beer, and special projects! Follow these links to find out more about Ot> brewing Company. 

In person: 

1155E 44 AVE SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 4X4

Online: otbrewingcompany.com

Facebook: @otbrewingcompany

Twitter: @OTbrewing_co

 

This week's podcast shout out is going to I Have Some Notes. 

You shuffle your way to your seat, your oversized cola sloshing precariously against its lid as you carefully navigate past an aisle of movie-goers. The seat thumps as you drop heavily into your chair, stretching out your popcorn and cola in front of you to counter balance your descent. You smile as the lights dim and the projector fires up, “I’ve been waiting for this movie for months” you sputter through a mouthful of popcorn. The opening theme rumbles “Here we go!”

And…

It’s not that good.

Maybe it was the pacing, maybe it was a scene that needed to be deleted or added, or maybe it was Batman v Superman.

“It wasn’t awful” you think to yourself as you leave the theatre “I wonder what they could’ve changed to fix it?”

Glad you said that, because we’ve often wondered that ourselves. What if the Man of Steel wasn’t such a Man of Heel? What if Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull left out all the monkeys? What if Prometheus made even just the smallest bit of sense? Just a tiny bit?!

Each month on I Have Some Notes self proclaimed Movie Experts™ Liam Creswick, Gregg Beever and Scott C. Bourgeois take a movie that sucked, but had potential, and put it through a vigorous podcasting notes process to try to turn it into a blockbuster. Are we always successful? Probably!

With the help of dynamite guests such as Danica LeBlanc, Erin Beever, Anita Bourgeois, Cinematological, German Villegas, Brandon Schatz, Jay Runham, Adam Rozenhart, Sam Power, Andrea Beca and so many others we’ve fixed tepid movies like The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek: Generations, Waterworld and more!

If this sounds like your jam, join us in a journey down screen writing’s toilet on I Have Some Notes!

Available on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

 

This weeks show is brought to you in part form Alberta Forest Products Association.  Find out more at albertaforestproducts.ca

October 2, 2019

83-Avery, Lena and Carolyn are talking all tings pumpkin spice!

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial

This week Lena, Avery and Carolyn are talking all things pumpkin spice. It is that time of the year to try beer, peeps, latte, scones, chocolates and blizzards. Give it a listen and find out what is best. 

This weeks podcast shout out is going to Modern Manhood. A series of interviews towards understanding the many different views of masculinity. Hosted by German Villegas.Find out more go to modernmanhood.org 

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

September 25, 2019

82- Lena and Avery are talking about Oreos. History, flavors and a lot more

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial

This week Lena and Avery are rating Oreos. Mint, Carrot Cake, Birthday Cake, Fudge Covered, Cinnamon Bun and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. We are also talk about Oreo history, fun facts, and different flavors. 

 

This episode is brought to you in part by The Alberta Blue Cross Wellness Summit, which happens on October 10th.

The Wellness Summit is a day to explore fresh perspectives and practices around wellness. This year the focus is on what it takes to create healthy workplace cultures where everyone thrives.

Supporting the health and wellness of employees is becoming a major consideration for many workplaces, and Alberta Blue Cross wants to connect the dots of what it takes to create healthier workplaces with happy people.

Among the speakers is Lance Secretan (SEC-ra-tan), author of The Bellwether Effect, a bestseller that shows leaders how to replace morale-killing business practices with inspiring ones.

Alberta Blue Cross has designed the summit so that you’re not just sitting and listening. You’ll have a chance to actively engage with the information, the speakers and other attendees and will come away with practical tools and evidence-based resources you can use, whether you’re a front-line worker or a C-suite executive.

The summit is at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel on Oct. 10. Learn more at www.thewellnesssummit.ca 

 

Whether you’re at home or on vacation, check SeatGIANT for tickets to the hottest  events. Visit https://www.seatgiant.ca to find tickets. Use the promo code “apn” at checkout to get 5% off your purchase. You’ll save a bit, and the network gets a little cut off that purchase, too. All tickets are in Canadian dollars, even for events that are in the U.S. SeatGIANT is Canadian-owned and operated, and it guarantees every ticket. So, help yourself to a great experience, while helping the Alberta Podcast Network and a Canadian-owned business. Visit https://www.seatgiant.ca, and use the offer code “apn.”

September 18, 2019

81-Bernice Hill and I are chatting about awesome food including sourdough bread, drinks, sweets, and vegetables!

Welcome to the Mess Hall Podcast, part of the @albertapodnet powered by @atbfinancial

This week's guest is is Bernice Hill. This was a fun chat. We touch on bread, drinks, sweets, and vegetables! Does naming your sourdough starter make it taste better? I believe so! to find out more about Bernice and to sign up for her newsletter go to:

Website dishnthekitchen.com

Twitter @DishntheKitchen 

Facebook @Dishnthekitchen 

Blog: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/dish-n-kitchen-8204599 

Talking points for LitFest Presents: AuthorPods

A series of live shows and discussions at the intersection of writing and podcasting. It runs Oct. 2 to 5 in Edmonton and kicks off with An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell, which is sold out! But check out this event!

Oct. 5: How Is That Funny? — A panel on how to talk about unfunny things in a funny way with author and podcaster Alicia Tobin, and Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen of CBC's The Secret Life of Canada.

I also have an important message from Alberta Health Services and the new Take Control program.