So I spend quite a bit of time in Vancouver. And I'm always struck by how often I feel the need to apologize for choosing the City of Champions as my home. Convos usually go something like this:
Me: Hi nice to meet you!
Vancouverites: Oh hey. Ya we were just having a convo about the many ways to prepare nutritional yeast.
Me: What's nutritional yeast?
Vancouverites: Oh right. You're from Ed-Mon-Ton. Yawn.
It's Ehmintin! And I'm sick of feeling this pity. It's a great town but tis true at times I wish I had more handy examples of why I have chosen this place as my home. We need to build up our civic pride here people! So I have come up with something. FOOD! I started exploring the notion of having a signature Etown dish, only to discover that we already have one!! We just don't KNOW IT!!! So this project is about connecting YEGGERS with something uniquely Edmontonian.
I give you: the Edmonton Green Onion Cake [EGOC!!]. Seems obvious right? And yet people can't seem to answer the question "What is Etown's signature dish?" in a unified voice. This project aims to change that...
If it works, then maybe 10 years from now my convos in Vancouver could be more like:
Me: Hey I'm from Edmonton.
Vancouverites: Awesome. You know I'm really craving me some EGOC!
Me: Just had some yesterday sucka!
Check out my site: www.greenonioncakes.com