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bitter vegetables
Food

The benefits of bitter vegetables

bitter vegetables In the in extreme southern and northern hemisphere regions with cold to very cold winters, people spend more time indoors, become physically less active, and consume heavy, fat-laden foods. This inactivity results in an increase of fatty tissue and toxicity of the body. The primary organ responsible for […]

Toronto Food and Drink Market 2016
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Toronto Food and Drink Market 2016

Toronto Star announces its 2016 Toronto Food And Drink market . This event in its 24th year will take place from April 8 to 11 at the Enercare Center. The show features the Food Truck Alley, wines, beer, and spirit booths, food suppliers, and an extensive cheese pavilion. Show times […]

Persimmon
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Persimmon

Persimmon, the bright orange fruit shapes like an elongated tomato appears in North American grocery stores from September to February, The fruit is native to Japan, China, Myanmar, and Nepal. Today, persimmon is now widely planted in India, south of California, southern Europe, Brazil, but China is the largest producer […]

Canadian Blue Cheeses
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Canadian Blue Cheeses

Blue cheese is an under appreciated jewel that starts its journey the same way as all other cheeses, but a stunning transformation occurs when a special culture is injected to create the signature blue-green veining. Blue cheeses vary according to categories of soft to semi-soft, blue interior or blue rind, […]

Italian Food Specialties
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Food preservation methods

Ever since humans in Mesopotamia invented agriculture and domesticated animal some 9000 – 10 000 years ago food preservation became a necessity. First salting, then air-drying, followed by smoking, canning, and freezing became popular. Freezing is the latest method of preserving food, but it must be done correctly. The first […]

Hot weather
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Hot weather requires changes in diet

When temperatures start climbing to 25 C and above, it is imperative to change your diet to lighter fare. “Food is medicine” goes the saying, and researchers have determined that it is better to eat more vegetables and fruits than “heavy” meats ( i.e beef, veal, game), whole grain cereal, […]

Pemmican
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Indigenous Cuisines

Native peoples everywhere view themselves as part of nature and the environment. They subsist by harvesting whatever nature provides, and hunt, or fish. Seasons are measured with changing weather, blooming of plants and fauna, and the growth of naturally seeding plants. Women’s encyclopaedic accumulated knowledge of plants, herbs and animas […]