Food

Vegetables for Good Health
Food

Vegetables for Good Health

Much is written about health-promoting diet, yet there are still millions of North Americans who are diehard carnivores. Scientists have determined that vegetables ought to constitute a predominant part of the human diet. It is claimed that 70 per cent of arable land is devoted to raising animals. North American […]

Garlic
Food

Garlic

Garlic is truly global product, found in kitchens throughout the world. Yet it has a “complicated” reputation of being “stinky”, but garlic keeps blood “fluid” preventing blood clods. It has an especially important role in the cultures of southern Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The cultivation of garlic follows closely […]

Italian food experience
Food

A memorable and imaginative Italian food experience

Italy is a small country with a large population. Although small, the country produces a lot of foods, and some such as parmegiano reggiano, taleggio, a range of fruits and vegetables, risotto rice (aroborio, carnaroli, vialone nano), wines, processed meats (mortadella, Bologna, prosciutto di Parma, prosciutto di San Daniele, bresaola […]

Lobster
Food Recipes

Lobster – A Luxury Food?

Canada is blessed with an abundant supply of lobster. In the Atlantic provinces of the country in the 1950’s, school kinds would eat lobster sandwiches for lunch – until Europeans trapped all the lobsters in the North Sea, then started importing from Canada. In fact, in December of every year, […]

Cooking Basics
Food

Cooking Basics

Cooking Basics   Matching food and wine has now become very prominent with the dining out public. There have been entire books written on the subject and more articles than one can count. Yet, matching food and wine must be approached from two perspectives, cooking technique, and both the taste, […]

North American Palates
Food

North American Palates are Changing

North Americans sweet-oriented palates came with European (mainly British) adventurers and fortune seekers. When European settlers first came to the continent, natives lived healthy lives. They did not know sugar and diabetes was never heard of, but soon things changed. Sugar from the Caribbean was introduced, as was alcohol. “Bland” […]

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 […]