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Manitoba Celebrates 21st Season of Great Tastes

by 5m Editor
9 September 2010, at 11:13am

MANITOBA, CANADA - Great Tastes of Manitoba, the longest-running cooking show in Canada, is forging its way into history with the launch of its 21st season promoting the excellence of locally produced foods, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Stan Struthers announced yesterday.

"Learning about our agriculture industry, the fine foods produced locally in our province and the quick, easy and delicious ways to prepare it is what this program is all about," said Mr Struthers. "It is the ultimate hands-on promotion of Manitoba's many quality food products."

The minister noted Great Tastes of Manitoba is the top-rated cooking show in this provincial market including all food shows running on the Food Network.

Recipes from the programme are published in partnership with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) and handpicked by the food experts from eight Manitoba producer organisations including the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Cattle Producers Association, Manitoba Chicken Producers, Manitoba Mushroom Growers Association, Manitoba Pork, Manitoba Pulse Growers Association and Manitoba Turkey Producers. Recipe booklets are available at Manitoba Liquor Control Commission outlets and Sobeys retail stores or online.

"In co-operation with MAFRI, these farm groups have been encouraging the use of local, healthy food for over two decades," said Mr Struthers. "We are proud that our province enjoys a co-operative relationship between the producer organizations and government in furthering the common goal of connecting consumers and the local foods produced from the farms and fields of Manitoba."