Food

Sausages, Hams and Pates
Food

Sausages, Hams and Pates

Man’s earliest preserved and convenience foods were sausages. All the small bits and pieces of a pig’s carcass as well as blood, unsuitable to make ham, were salted and appropriately flavoured with spices, then stuffed in clean intestines for immediate cooking and/or smoking. The word sausage originates from teh Latin […]

African Food Cultures
Food

African Food Cultures

Africa is one of the largest continents with more than 30 million km 2 and a population surpassing one billion. It is the second largest populous continent, after Asia. Africa’s history involves mostly colonisation by once powerful and rich countries like Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Portugal and […]

Onion
Food

Onion – the universal flavouring food

Onion is the main flavouring ingredient of many cuisines, particularly those from the Mediterranean basin. The oldest written recipes from approximately 1700 B C originating in Mesopotamia call for lamb, onion, garlic, and leeks. To this day, onions are indispensable vegetable and corner stone of sops, stews, stir-fries, pizza, salads […]

Gastronomy
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Gastronomy and gastronomic tourism

Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, art of cooking, food presentation, and service. Gastronomic food is generally rich, or delicate, but always presented appetizingly, and in the style of a particular region or a chef. The word gastronomy is derived from ancient Greek gaster (stomach) […]

There is nothing wrong with eating insects
Food

There is nothing wrong with eating insects

Western European, North- and South American cultures categorically reject the idea of eating insects. They consider eating insects revolting, yet millions of Far Eastern and African people eat insects. Some out of necessity, others as luxury. North African prisoners eat insects that they catch in their cells to compensate for […]

Yeast
Food

Yeast – magnify the flavour of grape varieties

Yeast Yeast is round to oval microscopic single-celled fungi. They convert sugar in a solution to alcohol and carbon dioxide. Yeast evolved from antiquity by genome multiplication, re-arrangement, and deletions over millennia. Saccharomyces cerevisae family yeast have been, and still are widely employed by winemakers, and brewers. Saccharomyces ovarum family […]

Bread
Food

Quebec Food Artisans

Quebec and Quebecois enjoy delicacies such as chocolates, fine cookies, foie gras, rabbit, cheese, mustard, smoked salmon, maple syrup , specialty breads just to name a few. Quebec maintains a promotion office in Toronto that organizes an annual tasting of artisan foods. This year, several bakeries (Boulart, Premiere, and Moison), […]