The Banff Meat Ball
Recently I had the fortune to take part and be a part of the first ever Banff Meat Ball. This event was sponsored in part by the Alberta Meat and Livestock Agency as well as Agriculture and Agrifood Canada. The event brought together chefs and food writers from around the world to show them the story behind many of Alberta’s different proteins. We had Chefs from Dubai, Hong Kong, China, Swizterland and Food Writers from Italy, Belgium, as well as Taiwan. They got a chance to see first hand the origin of the different proteins and then got a chance to work with them at the Beautiful Banff Center. As a spin off we had a “Iron Chef competition” where the chefs had a chance to be creative with proteins of their choosing. Creative was saying it mildly and the fruits of the afternoons labors were something else to taste.