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Christmas in November

Have you heard of Christmas in November?Have you been??

Christmas in Novemberat theFairmont Jasper Park Lodge是一个像其他人一样的逃离!It's 4 days of Christmas – in November.Ha!Part holiday party,food conference,美食节和国家公园度假-在11月的圣诞节,你吃得像皇族,are treated like royalty,学习加拿大一些最好的厨师的节日食谱,并庆祝节日中一些最好的部分,如与家人和朋友(新旧)在一起,the food,the wine,the decor,entertainment,and more!!

I've been fortunate enough to attend the last three years as aGastropostambassador,,sharing recipes and weekend recapsalong with lots of social media posts live as my weekend unfolds.

Christmas in November
Feeling so festive at Christmas in November.

It's truly such a special event to participate in.

This year (2016),there are 1,500 people registered over 10 days (3 packages to choose from – first weekend,mid-week,or final weekend).

虽然11月的圣诞观众主要是女性(很多母亲/女儿/祖母,girlfriends or sister groups),I've seen more and more men attend each year that I've been there.事实上,this year there are 100 men attending including Mike – who if possible,loves Christmas in November even more than I do!!

Below,你可以看看这个周末我发的微博,see my tips/guide to make the most of your Christmas in November experience,view more photos,并进入我的赠品赢得一堆伟大的烹饪书籍和其他辛辣!!

Twitter Recaps:


以下是我和Vikram Vij厨师参加的会议上的一些笔记,Mairlyn Smith,Mark McEwan,艾米丽·理查兹和伊丽莎白·贝尔德,Michael Olson and Jan Hansen!!

  • There are 7 Signature Alberta Foods: beef,Saskatoon berries,canola,bison,honey,red fife wheat and root vegetables like beets,turnips and potatoes.Did you know: Alberta is the 5thlargest producer of honey in the world
  • 马萨拉是不同香料的混合物,用洋葱煮熟,ginger and garlic.Think of masalas like tomato sauce.It's the key to Indian food
  • When making masalas,do it beforehand (like on a weekend) and in bigger batches,then pull out as needed when you're cooking throughout the week
  • When cooking gnocchi,你真的需要确保你的水是沸腾的。The bubbling of the water keeps the gnocchi from sticking to the bottom
  • Octopus heads are too tough to eat – it's not enjoyable.Even the professionals have tried to make it work and it doesn't
  • When cooking duck breast,一定要刮伤皮肤——这样可以防止烹饪过程中皮肤收缩。做鸭的时候你总是想用高热
  • Loin chops are actually cheaper than ribs but for some reason North America is obsessed with ribs even though they have less meat – whereas loins have more meat
  • The best and simplest BBQ sauce you'll ever make?Mix equal parts hot dog mustard,cheap white vinegar and brown sugar
  • If your spices are older than a year,它们已经失去了新鲜感,你应该扔掉它们——否则你的烹饪就不会有同样的冲击力了。
  • 你切的配料越小,味道越浓
  • Always measure at eye level
  • 用羊皮纸卷出任何类型的面团——少用面粉意味着最终产品会少干,而羊皮纸确保不会粘在一起。
  • When you're creaming butter in baking,you want the butter to develop little horned tips – that's how you know it's ready

Christmas in November Guide (2016)

Christmas in November
Meal after meal,session after session – Christmas in November will keep you busy!!
  • Be flexible with your schedule

When you register for Christmas in November,you're registering for different chef/food/drink craft/decor sessions similar to a conference. On your arrival day,有一个欢迎会,那么你的第二天和第三天包括三个会议选项加上早餐,lunch,dinner per day.您的第四天/出发日还包括早上一次会议,plus brunch.The days can become quite jam-packed.

Know that although you registered for one session,swapping sessions/attending others is totally OK too.You might find people rave 优德体育about a session that you weren't initially signed up for,it's okay to mix and match.

也可以不把自己安排在每个时段!You're paying for the sessions but you're also paying for a nice getaway – take some time to rest and relax in the super picturesque setting of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Christmas in November
Sharman (Passion for Pork),厨师简·汉森(卡尔加里酒店艺术集团)and me!!
  • 和厨师交朋友,Fairmont JPL staff,your table mates

Tom,詹姆斯,Yannick——这三个只是我们交朋友的费尔蒙特Jasper Park Lodge的几个员工。They're so attentive and so friendly,很难不这么做。你很难不与你的同桌好友交朋友!And the chefs – some of these chefs arereallyfamous – you might find it intimidating to approach them outside of their sessions but all of the chef/presenters I've met at Christmas in November have been so sweet,so welcoming,so open to chatting.


Christmas in November
  • Bring your best,Christmassiest attire

Not sure what to wear to Christmas in November?Bring your best,Christmassiest (that's a word) attire!The 2nd and 3rd day dinners are pretty swanky – you'd be more out of place if you weren't dressed up.The 3rd day dinner (Gala Dinner) also features Christmas photos with Santa Claus so there's another reason to look your best!在您到达的当天/欢迎宴会上,你也被鼓励穿一件愚蠢的圣诞毛衣,有些人真的会全力以赴!Have fun with it!!

Christmas in November
Anna and Michael Olson's delicious gougeres!!
  • 当您完成获取更多样本后,访问其他会议

这是我的”pro"Christmas in November tip.As if all the included meals you're getting isn't enough for food,I love it when a session wraps up and you head over to the other session rooms to see what samples they've got going on.Anna and Michael Olson'sPassion for Porksession usually has a ton of leftovers at the end of the session.

Other sessions share samples throughout – not necessarily all at the end,so ask other people what the sample situation is like in the sessions they attend to chart your own maximizing-food-intake-plan,大声笑。

Christmas in November
  • Try the vegetarian option to switch things up a bit

Speaking of all that food – another"pro tip"is that you can request a vegetarian meal for your lunch or dinner just to have a lighter option.This is usually most handy for people who are working all 10 days at Christmas in November (including the chef/presenters) so to alleviate some of the ‘Groundhog Day' feeling,还有沉重的食物感,substituting your meal for a vegetarian option can be nice.

All the lunch/dinner meals at Christmas in November are centered aroundTaste Albertaproteins like阿尔伯塔鸡,,阿尔伯达猪肉,,阿尔伯塔牛肉andAlberta Turkey(who are Christmas in November sponsors) and they're incredible but let's say you're with a friend/spouse or bigger group – having a few order the vegetarian option is a nice way to ‘try it all' :)

Christmas in November
Hit the dance floor – then find an after party!!
  • 晚饭后继续开派对

Christmas in November days start early and can end real late – again it's up to you how much you want to jam pack your day but if you're looking for some more fun after dinner (and the dance floor),you've got some options!!

New this year you've got theMan Cabinto check out.饭后,people headed to the Man Cabin to play foosball,air hockey,drink and mingle.Lots of people head out to the lodge lobby and bar to keep the party going. There's no reason you can't invite people back to your cabin for your own late night party (in fact,there's a group of ladies who come every year that apparently host a pretty famed after-dinner party!迈克在我今年睡觉的时候参加了,LOL)。

So that's just a few things I'd suggest to help you make the most of your CIN weekend. You can also在这里查看我的2015年提示(which I still think are valid – but I tried to share a few different ones this year).


Christmas in November Giveaway
Win all of this stuff!!


Enter to win a Christmas in November swag bag featuring:


  • Leave a comment on this post,告诉我你最喜欢圣诞节的哪些方面,以及你最感兴趣的11月圣诞节优德体育的哪些方面!!
    • Note: you must leave a comment on this post in order to qualify to win!!
  • Follow me on Twitter (林德尔克
  • 在Twitter上关注Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge(@fairmontJPL
  • Follow me on Instagram (林德尔克
  • Follow Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on Instagram (@fairmontJPL
  • 喜欢我的Facebook页面:Lindork – w88优德体育Linda Hoang
  • Share this tweet:
    • 11月的圣诞节Jaspecin@Fairmontjpl看起来太棒了!Hope I win @lindork's #cookbook giveaway.http://bit.ly/2fxCFUg #yeg #yegfood
    • 注意:你可以每天发推特来获取更多条目!!

Comments are moderated so if yours doesn't appear right away,don't worry.

Please let me know which entries you've done in the comments too.

I'll pick a random winner out of all entries after the contest closes onFriday,November 18,2016.

如果你想看更多11月周末我圣诞节的照片,here's a gallery!!

Photos from Christmas in November

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退房Gastropost Christmas in Novemberwebsite here for more recipes and recaps from other Gastropost ambassadors too!!


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Disclaimer: I will always provide my 100% honest opinion on this blog.My stay at Christmas in November was complimentary as I was a guest of Postmedia / acting as a Gastropost ambassador.

w88优德体育Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who 优德体育writes about food,travel,lifestyle/events and w88中文官方网站pets.She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background.Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike.琳达也是埃德蒙顿国际猫节的创始人(她自己也有两只猫,along with 2 dogs).

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  • 克里斯蒂娜W

    I love spending time with my family and friends at Christmas time – everyone is always so happy.I think the different sessions at Christmas in November interest me the most – I love to learn from others so hearing tips would be great.

  • 克里斯蒂娜W

    I've followed you and JPL on twitter and liked your facebook page and completed the daily tweet.

  • Miranda

    Amazing,I love reading this recap every year haha,这是十一月的传统。I love the food,baking,festive lights and everyone just being in a good mood over the holidays.I've done all of the following:

    – Follow me on Twitter (@lindork)
    –在Twitter上关注费尔蒙特Jasper Park Lodge(@fairmontjpl)
    – Follow me on Instagram (@lindork)
    –沿Instagram上的费尔蒙特Jasper Park Lodge(@FairmontJPL)
    – Like my Facebook Page: Lindork – w88优德体育Linda Hoang

  • Lorena B

    我喜欢圣诞节的一切(除了冰雪):食物优德体育,family,celebrating,赠送礼物,sharing time with important people in your life,oh and wine.这是圣诞节的一部分,right?我遵守了所有的指示……任何一个好的跟踪者都能做到。Cheers!!

  • Shannon

    I love how happy everyone is around Christmas!I think I'd be most excited 优德体育about trying all the samples at Christmas in November.

  • Laura

    Baking baking baking!!!(所有条目都喜欢,follows and posts complete) 🎄

  • missbobloblaw

    I love all of the holiday baking!:) I have to say that all of the Christmas in November sessions look great.It's nice that you can be really interactive with the chefs vs just sitting & watching.

  • missbobloblaw

    I follow you on twitter (@missbobloblaw)

  • missbobloblaw

    I follow @FairmontJPL on twitter (@missbobloblaw)

  • Debbie

    I would love to go to CIN sometime,I would be all 优德体育about the food.我做了所有的输入任务。

  • edmontonjb

    My favorite thing 优德体育about Christmas is the family time and I would love to attend Christmas in November because of all the amazing food!!


  • edmontonjb

    I follow you on twitter as @edmontonjb

  • edmontonjb

    I follow fairmontjpl on twitter as @edmontonjb

  • edmontonjb

    I follow you on instagram as edmontonjb

  • edmontonjb

    I follow fairmontjpl on instagram as edmontonjb

  • edmontonjb

    I like you on facebook as Jonnie JB Hartling

  • kittypride

    I enjoy all the decorations and sparkle at Christmas,the baking is always a pleasure both mine and all the lovely friends who share their yummy creations.

  • Melissa

    Oh my goodness I would love to attend this!我最喜欢的部分,我相信会是节日气氛,很快传染和乐趣,所有的食物,因为我喜欢食物!;)

  • Carrie

    我喜欢和家人一起吃圣诞大餐。We all wear the hats you get out of the Christmas crackers & everyone loves my Mom's sausage stuffing.I would love to go to Christmas in November,for the food,courses,scenery & to get in the Christmas spirit.:)

  • Melissa

    I did all the entries (instagram and twitter names are @mithalou and facebook name is Melissa Louise) and my favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family and baking (sorry forgot to answer that above).Thanks for the great post and for the contest!!

  • parkallenhomekitchen

    我做了所有的条目!Looks like you had a blast,琳达!!

  • Lily

    I've been dying to go to CIN to try all that foooooood!!

  • Bernie Stan Genberg

    A friend's mother would make going to the Christmas in Nov an annual trek.She always came back bragging 优德体育about how good a time she had.I always kept saying that I would have to try it.Unfortunately it still hasn't happened.至于每年那个时候的圣诞节,我认为是个好主意。It lets you celebrate when there is so much less going on.I find myself always exhausted by the time that the festivities roll up that I don't know whether I've truly enjoyed myself because it is just suddenly over,大声笑。I think I will take it a lot slower this year!Regs,Bernice

  • 玛丽科恩

    I'm looking forward to doing an activity Advent calendar with my kids this year (ie sleep under the Christmas tree,去看灯,read the Christmas story,bake cookies together,etc.) As for CIN,I will go one year,but for now I love hearing 优德体育about the meals and the hands-on learning that you get to do!!

    I've completed all the entries…thanks for the contest!!

  • Janice McGregor

    圣诞节就是和家人在一起,优德体育celebrating traditions and of course eating delicious foods!I've attended CIN and I loved the informative sessions,meeting Chef's and other presenters,tasting new foods,crafting unique decorations all while enjoying the ambiance and beauty of Jasper Park Inn with other attendees.Well worth it to attend.
    I liked your FB page as I am not on Twitter or Instagram.Looks like you and Mike enjoyed every minute Linda!!

  • Lillian T

    I love the excitement of getting ready for Christmas.I would love to attend CIN one of these days!I love seeing the chefs prepare their dishes in a smaller environment and the opportunity to chat with them more.

  • Lillian T

    Also did these:
    Follow me on Twitter (@lindork)
    Follow Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on Twitter (@fairmontJPL)
    Follow me on Instagram (@lindork)
    沿着Instagram上的费尔蒙特Jasper Park Lodge(@FairmontJPL)

  • Sky | Bringing Home The World

    I love the session highlights you've given here!My 优德中文版favourite part of Chrisymas is making homemade eggnog and just loading it up with rum,大声笑!我很想参加11月的圣诞节,从加拿大一些最好的厨师那里得到令人惊叹的提示和技巧!!

  • mtash

    My favorite part 优德体育about Christmas is the food,I love cooking and hosting family and friends.参加11月的圣诞节是我2017年的工作清单,看看安娜和迈克尔·奥尔森的课程。or one of the Food network stars.Your post makes me want to go even more.我完成了所有的后续工作。

  • Anne Marie Szucs

    I love taking a break on the second day for a dip in the outdoor heated pool.Fabulous!!

  • 卡特丽娜M

    I love spending quality time with family and friends!这就是圣诞节对我的意义所在。优德体育The part that appeals to me most 优德体育about CIN would be the baking tips.I'm pretty much the worlds worst baker!!

  • Natalie

    I love the excitement of planning for Christmas!And I love baking!!I wanted to eat your Alberta pork and tenderloin!!


  • Zoe LeParque

    For me,spending time with family and taking part in our annual traditions together are what I love most 优德体育about Christmas.I would love the chance to attend Christmas in November – Jasper Park Lodge is such a beautiful setting and we always enjoy our stays there.我们甚至在JPL度了一部分蜜月!Along with the scenery,I think the food and having the opportunity to learn from some of Canada's top chefs would be the biggest highlights for me.I've completed all of the entry tasks – keeping my fingers crossed!!

  • 约兰达张

    圣诞节最美好的部分是看老朋友。My parents' friends have kids 优德体育about my age but as we've grown up,我们已经搬走了。Christmas is the only time that we all make it back and see each other and it's always great to catch up!Best part of CIN would be trying new foods!I follow your twitter account and liked your twitter page.

  • Sky I Bringing Home the World

    I love the session highlights you've given here!My 优德中文版favourite part of Chrisymas is making homemade eggnog and just loading it up with rum,大声笑!我很想参加11月的圣诞节,从加拿大一些最好的厨师那里得到令人惊叹的提示和技巧!( I tweet as @Sky_cooks)

  • Diane

    I love just hanging out with friends and family at Christmas!这总是一个放松的时间和一个良好的休息从其他一切进行。

    As for CIN I would love the classes especially any with Anna Olson,who I love!She was one of the first food network chefs I ever followed.I am a true fan of hers.


  • Diane Yip

    I love doing as much baking as I can for Christmas.I enjoy the diversity of Christmas in November,from food tips,crafts,装饰和混合。What fun!!

  • 克里斯托弗

    I want to meet all the celebrity chefs!!

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  • Love a different perspective.📸❤️💚🎄 Shout-out to @yeghugo @exploreedmonton for the insta inspo on this one.🤗 The legislature is so gorgeous this time of year,especially with the snow fall.❄️.....#yeg #yegchristmas #edmonton #exploreedmonton #edmontonalberta #ableg #albertalegislature #yegblog #yegblogger #celebratetheseason #legislaturegrounds #hohoholidays #yegrivervalley #urbanyeg #yegdt #explorecanada #yegwx #igyeg #yeggers
  • Mike's been on a keto diet (low carbs) but we made sure holiday baking included goodies he could still eat too—like these tasty peanut butter cookies!Just needed three ingredients: peanut butter,egg and low carb sugar replacement (sweetener).🤤 Actually turned out a lot sweeter than I was expecting.百胜!.....#yeg #yegcookies #yegbaking #edmonton #edmontonalberta #exploreedmonton #sprucegrove #sprucegrovealberta #lindorkbakes #lindorkcooks #peanutbuttercookies #ketocookies #ketosweets #ketobaking #lowcarbrecipes #holidaybaking #yegblog #yegblogger
  • Did you know you can do a segway tour of the legislature grounds all lit up for the season?🎄✨ Also,did you know I'm obsessed with segwaying?🙌🏻 It's one of my bucket list items to own a segway of my very own.😂 I've done it a few times now in both winter and summer and absolutely love it.😍 Thanks to @rivervalleyadventureyeg for inviting @mikethyking & I out to try their Segway Legislature Lights Adventure tonight!到明年1月,我们将提供有限的旅游。31 if you're interested in exploring the legislature grounds in a totally unique way.In addition to the awesome views and thrill of the segway (😎),we learned some fun facts 优德体育about the legislature grounds that we didn't know before from our guide Chris!🤓 Watch more of our segway adventures & get a link to learn more and book in my Stories.😊.....#yeg #yegdt #exploreedmonton #edmonton #segway #segwaytour #edmontonalberta #explorealberta #travelalberta #albertalegislature #ableg #yegblog #yegblogger #yegevents #edmontonevents #rivervalleyadventures #yegrivervalley #yegseglegs
  • My preferred pot: hot.😂😅 #HolidayHotpot.....#yeg #yegfood #edmonton #edmontonalberta #exploreedmonton #yeghotpot #hotpot #allyoucaneat #souperb #yegblog #yegblogger #canadianblogger #fbcigers #chinesehotpot