{Edible Cities} Saskatoon, with Renee from Sweet Sugar Bean

{Edible Cities} Saskatoon, with Renee from Sweet Sugar Bean // FoodNouveau.com

Meet Renee Kohlman, a chef and blogger living in Saskatoon, Canada. Although Renee makes a living out of food, her blog, Sweet Sugar Bean, isn’t about work. It’s about her passion for preparing delicious, wholesome food for her family and friends. Having lived the first seven years of her life on a farm, she quickly learned where food comes from. To her, using fresh, local ingredients is paramount, and on her blog, she shares recipes that makes produce the star of savory and sweet dishes. Oh, and butter, bacon and chocolate may make appearances once in a while, too. Here’s Saskatoon, in her own words.

Renee Kohlman, chef and author or Sweet Sugar Bean // FoodNouveau.comMy Edible City

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Saskatoon has been my hometown for almost five years. It’s a beautiful, small city in the heart of the Canadian prairies. Saskatoon is definitely urban with a small town, friendly vibe. There’s always plenty to do and our arts and culture scene is thriving. We may get a bad wrap for our freezing cold winters, and I won’t lie – they can be rough. But our gorgeous, sunny summers more than make up for it. With loads of festivals, scenic attractions, a creative culinary scene and a bustling year-round farmer’s market, Saskatoon has a well-deserved reputation for being a destination city.

My Favorite Dish Ingredients

Burgers from The Park City, one of Renee Kohlman's favorite dishes in Saskatoon, Canada // FoodNouveau.comFresh, local ingredients. In Saskatoon, the culinary scene is constantly evolving, and that makes me happy. More and more restaurants are focusing on fresh, local ingredients: The Hollows, Prairie Harvest Cafe, and Duck Duck Goose are just a few of my favourite places doing it best. Coffee culture is alive and well here too. MuseoCollective Coffee and City Perks are where I go when I need a jolt of java and cozy surroundings to just chill out in. But when I want a burger, there is one place that does it well, every single time, and that is The Park Cafe. Nestled in the Riversdale neighbourhood, it’s an old school diner with fresh and delicious brunch and lunch offerings. I go here every couple of months just for the burger – it’s housemade with their own sauce, their own smoked bacon and fresh cut onion rings. Sometimes I eat the rings by themselves, and sometimes I squish them right in the burger itself. Yummy both ways! The Park Cafe is always packed so the people watching is a treat, as is sitting in the vinyl booth. If you ever find yourself in the Paris of the Prairies, I suggest stopping in at the places I’ve listed – I promise you won’t be disappointed with the food or the hospitality.

Useful Links

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Photo Credits: Saskatoon picture by Caelie Frampton; Renee’s portrait and The Park’s Cafe’s burger by Renee Kohlman.

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2 Responses to {Edible Cities} Saskatoon, with Renee from Sweet Sugar Bean

  1. I’m planning to do a road trip to Saskatoon this summer. My boyfriend and I love checking out the food hotspots so this is a helpful post! Really love the “Edible Cities” spotlight Marie! Your website redesign is gorgeous :)

    • Thank you so much Meredith! I sure put lots of effort into it :) Your road trip to Saskatoon sounds like fun! The city seems to have lots of delicious surprises in store, I’d love to visit too.

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