Great Tastes of Manitoba Season 32 Show 2 on a drum roll

We’re excited to have shared our second Great Tastes of Manitoba show of season 32 “On a Drum Roll” on Saturday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. on CTV Winnipeg.

Gina Sunderland, Food & Consumer Relations Specialist Dietitian and host Dez Daniels showcased three delicious chicken drumstick recipes: glazed Hoisin Chicken, marinated Herbed Buttermilk Chicken and dry-rubbed Cajun Drumsticks. We love the simplicity of these recipes, and the versatility and affordability of chicken drumsticks. We’re happy to assure you, these recipes are simply fabulous.

This season we’ve continued the tradition of featuring our Manitoba farms and introducing you to some of the hard-working families who produce the food for our recipes. On this show, we pleased to have introduced you to Andrew, a fifth-generation farmer. He farms with his wife, brother, parents and four children in southern Manitoba. Andrew shares a special story about the importance of giving back to his community through Manitoba Chicken Producers Caring For Communities partnership program with Harvest Manitoba. Through this program, Andrew, and his family in collaboration with other farm families, donate chickens to Harvest Manitoba to provide families with nutritious protein.

Harvest Manitoba distributes food to over 83,000 Manitobans each month through food banks, soup kitchens, school lunch programs and low income day care centers. Historically, organizations like Harvest Manitoba have trouble receiving consistent donations of fresh, lean protein. The partnership between Manitoba Chicken Producers, their farm families and industry partners Dunn-Rite Foods and Exceldor Co-operative is changing that. Since July 2020, the Caring For Communities program provides Harvest Manitoba with 1,000 chickens per week. Manitoba chicken farmers donate these chickens, and Exceldor or Dunn-Rite transport and process them, providing a guaranteed, predictable supply of nutritious protein for Harvest Manitoba’s clients.

In this segment you’ll meet Andrew and his family and learn why participating in the Caring For Communities program is important to them and they explain what motivates them to be a part of this larger giving community. For more information about this important program and how you can support Harvest Manitoba please visit our Caring For Communities page here. We’d like to extend a sincere, heartfelt thank you to Andrew and his family for sharing their story, and extend a thank you all our generous farmers for contributing to the Caring For Communities Program.

Here are our featured “On a Drum Roll” recipes:

Hoisin Drumsticks

This recipe features unbeatable Asian-inspired flavours. Tangy-sweet, sticky and incredibly tender.

Herbed Buttermilk Drumsticks

Comforting herbed chicken in a creamy buttermilk sauce.

Cajun Drumsticks

An exceptionally flavourful drumsticks are coated with a Cajun-inspired dry rub. So delicious and so quick to prepare!