BITE Foodie Newsletter from the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia
Your Holiday Edition Foodie News & Updates

Welcome to BITE - your Nova Scotia food and beverage newsletter. The Foodie Edition will provide you with interesting articles, upcoming events, current restaurant information, recipes and more!
We are in search of Foodie submissions from our members! If you have an event, new feature, or fun recipe to add to the Foodie Newsletter and/or our social media, please send over to Natasha. Submissions or feedback can be sent to
2023 Nova Scotia Restaurant Awards
Public Voting is now open for the 2023 Nova Scotia Restaurant Awards! Support the Nova Scotia Restaurant Industry by voting before December 23, 2023!
The Biggest Food & Wine Show in Nova Scotia is Back 

Savour Food & Wine Festival Tickets are on sale now!

The Savour Food and Wine Festival is the largest non-profit culinary festival in Canada. Sales from the festival go directly to support RANS and their work in championing Nova Scotia's food and beverage industry.
Announcing the Food for Two - Gourmet Passport
Arriving December 20th!

Order two dishes, pay for one - yes, its that simple.

The Food for Two - Gourmet Passport Coupon Book comes with a selection of great restaurants - you can use the Food For Two benefits once per restaurant. You pay for one dish and chose another one for free. Perfect for sharing with your foodie date, friends, family, or just having a solo feast.

In addition, RANS Members will receive an exclusive discount code to purchase a passport! If you are a member, contact RANS today for your discount code.

For more information, click here.
Fun-for-the-family Recipes
Get the whole family involved with these unique and colorful festive treats!
Hanukkah Stained Glass Cookies

Click here for the full recipe.
Meringue Candy Canes

Click here for the full recipe.
Warm recipes for cold days
Enjoy some hearty and healthy warm dishes, easily prepared in your slow cooker for those busy days leading up to the holidays - or those days after Christmas when you need a break from turkey or cheese.
White Chicken Chili

Chili is a classic food for a cold winter evening. This recipe, which can be done in a pot or slow cooker, offers a variation on the classic by using chicken and white beans.

For the complete recipe, click here.
Ukrainian Borscht
The iconic beet soup! This Ukrainian style Borscht is beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, garlic and dill, and then served with a dollop of sour cream . This recipe can easily be modified to suit a vegetarian or vegan diet as well!

For the complete recipe, click here.
Unique Holiday Beverage Recipes
21 Perfect Whiskey Cocktails
Whiskey cocktails to warm you this holiday season!

For the full article, including all 21 recipes, click here.
Old English Butterbeer

This is not the cream soda derivative served in theme parks today. This is the real thing - Old English butterbeer from 1588 made with beer, and well, butter. It's a slow cooked recipe.

Warm your guests with this special holiday treat - enjoy the full video tutorial here.
Gift packs from Compass Distillers.

Pizza Ornaments and Earrings from Betty's at the Kitch.
Tickets for the 2023 Savour Food and Wine Festival.
Made-to-order gift baskets from The Italian Market.
Chef curated gift basket from Seasoned Plate.
Gift Packs from Church Brewing.
Festival drinking glasses from Garrison Brewing.
Gift cards for the Bertossi Group.
Assorted gift packs from Avondale Sky.
Thank you for supporting your local food and beverage industry!
How climate change could make our food less nutritious
Rising carbon levels in the atmosphere can make plants grow faster, but there's another hidden consequence: they rob plants of the nutrients and vitamins we need to survive. In a talk about global food security, epidemiologist Kristie Ebi explores the potentially massive health consequences of this growing nutrition crisis -- and explores the steps we can take to ensure all people have access to safe, healthy food

View the full TED Talk here.
The emerging link between food and mental health
The CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) explains evidence of a link between food and mental health. Scientists are currently looking at three ways the connection between food and mood is made. To read the full article, click here.
Lunn's Mill Beer Company, Lawrencetown
December 22, 2022

Central Library, Halifax
December 21, 2022

The Old Triangle, Halifax
December 23, 2022

Westin Nova Scoita
December 25, 2022

The Monarch Marina, Lower Sackville
December 31, 2022

Chocolate Lake Hotel
December 31, 2022

Chocolate Lake Hotel
December 31, 2022

Joan Harris Cruise Pavillion, Sydney
December 31, 2022

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