Food

Canadian Blue Cheeses
Food

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
Food

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
Food

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
Food Recipes

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 […]

Perfect Pairings
Food Wine

Perfect Pairings

Perfect Pairings The unprecedented popularity of wine in North America has led to all kinds of advice with regard to matching it to food. There are a few rules that will help you to match your wine with food. Dry sauvignon blanc and goat cheese, shucked oysters, pan-fried scallops are […]

cheese
Food

Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

Starting 1980’s Canadian “cheese palates” started evolving by leaps and bounds. Previously, mostly cheddar and a few soft cheeses were consumed but now; cheese mongers in large cities stock hundreds of varieties both domestic and imported. Most consumers discern clearly, differences between processed and natural cheeses, and appreciate distinct flavours […]

Sri Lankan Cuisine
Food

Sri Lankan Cuisine

Travel writers like to call Sri Lanka the Teardrop Island because of its shape. Colonists and traders, both of which for centuries, exploited this lush land’s exotic spices, influenced its traditional cuisine. Now tourism is changing some of the dishes by demanding milder curies, and forcing the introduction of western […]

Caviar
Food

Caviar Update

For four decades now, food writers have been warning gourmets all over the world that sturgeons of the Caspian Sea are close to extinction. Russians and Iranians have been catching the stately sturgeon to obtain caviar that had become the luxury food of preference for the super rich. Champagne producers […]