Food

Gastronomy
Food Travel

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), […]

offal
Food

Variety Cuts (Offal, Organ Meats)

In the 9170’s very few would consider buying variety cuts (aka offal’s), and only a few specialized butchers catering to immigrants would offer those parts. Turning your nose up at ingredients seldom found in North American cuisine for reasons of squeamishness is tantamount to looking down on gastronomic delights of […]

Pizza
Food

Authentic Pizza and Imitators

Pizza Pizza has become one of North America’s most popular foods, either as a snack or quick lunch or even as dinner. It is served in restaurants, quick service establishments, delivered to homes, is available in frozen form, and sold as take-out food. Fifty years ago, pizzerias in North America […]

Crème Fraiche
Food

Crème Fraiche – the French Luxury

Crème Fraiche Crème fraiche is a silken delight, derived from cow’s milk, by French gourmets with ingenuity only they possess. A good crème fraiche is dreamy – a thick cloud-like cream that is a little nutty liked an aged cheese, and yet still fresh, creamy and heavenly smooth. Sour cream […]