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The Coolest Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Submitted by Edmonton Public Library

Written by Caroline Land

Weather forecasters are predicting a hot summer in Edmonton. Looking for ways to beat the heat? Check out EPL's collection of cookbooks for desserts that can help keep you cool all summer long. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! These are perennial favourites and go down easy on hot summer days:

Icebox Desserts Go beyond ice cream with these ideas for cool parfaits, mousses, puddings, and more. I bet your grandparents' iceboxes never looked like this!


People's Pops Think that popsicles are just for kids? Think again! Check out some of New York City's hottest pops in this book from Brooklyn's People's Pops.


Pops! Do you like your pops chocolatey? Maybe fruit-flavoured pops are more your thing. Pops! promises icy treats for everyone, no matter what your taste preferences are.


Paletas Add a Mexican twist to your popsicles and treats with this book of recipes for paletas and other icy delights.


The Vegan Scoop Looking for a vegan alternative to ice cream? Try The Vegan Scoop for some ideas!


After you've eaten your ice cream and you need a break from the sun, drop by any of our air conditioned locations to check out even more books and cool off for even for longer!

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Italian Centre Shop Chef's Inspiration Series

November 25th, 2016

From Jan to July 2017 the ICS will feature a monthly local chef’s Inspiration Series recipe. 

We’re celebrating chefs close to our hearts, who love local and have helped elevate the culinary scene in Edmonton. And we could call them up and they said yes straight away.  

It’s our way of helping to build the culinary community, showcasing great chefs to our thousands of clients and them showcasing great recipes made with all-ICS ingredients.  

There’s a whole program going along with this. 

1) On the first Saturday of the month we’ll be making the recipe which our food ambassadors will sample at each of our Edmonton locations. 

2) Customers can pick up their free recipe card

3) Each recipe is featured on a special end-cap, containing all necessary ingredients to make the recipe. Any cooler items will have a special tag designating them as that month’s Inspiration Series Ingredient. 

4) On the first Tuesday of every month the Chef will host a special ‘pop up’ dinner, featuring his/her recipe as one of three, paired with wines by our partner Color de Vino, wines selected by the excellent somelier Juanita Roos and her daughter Kelsey Roos. 

5) Dinners will be in Spinelli’s Southside 104A St and 51st Ave. Cost per pax $65-75 for three courses and wine pairing.  


launch recipe card on first Saturday of each month, demoing the recipe in each Edmonton store. 

Dinners at the Southside the first Tue of each month.  


o   James Szutarski, Instructor NAIT 

o   Farfalle Pasta & Spicy Italian Sausage

o   NO Dinner 

  1. February 4 thSat. Demo 

o   Sean O’Connor, The Red Ox 

o   Chocolate Coffee Pot de Crème

o   Dinner Tue 7th FEB

  1. March 4THSat, DEMO

o   Dinner Tue March 7th

o   Sonny Sung, Bistecca

o   Prawn Risotto

  1. April 1st2017 Sat. Demo

o   Lino Oliviera, Sabor 

o   Olive Oil Poached Bacalao (salted cod) with Black Risotto & Cucumber Green Onion Salsa 

o   Dinner Tue April 4th

  1. May 6thSat. Demo. 

o   Brad Smoliak, Kitchen 

o   Braised Short Ribs with Brassica Mustard & Polenta

o   Dinner Tue May 9th

  1. June 3rdSat. Demo

o   Doreen Prei, Get Cooking 

o   Hot Smoked Mushrooms and Faro Risotto

o   Dinner Tue 6th June


o   Blair Lebsack, Range Road 

o    Smoked Pork Hock with Black Garlic Glaze



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