Month: October 2013

Food and Wine Expo – Toronto (November 14-17)
Food Wine

Food and Wine Expo – Toronto (November 14-17)

This year, the 19th anniversary of this popular celebration of food and wine takes place at the Toronto Convention centre. Organizers once again offer, tutored wine tastings by wine experts and wine writers. These seminars are well received and provide in-depth information about wine regions, and/or styles of wine. On […]

Lemon
Food

Lemon

Culinary, lemon is the most popular citrus in cooking, marinating, and salad dressings.According to archaeologists, the tree originated in India’s Deccan Plateau and spread westward to the Mediterranean Sea. Europeans brought the lemon tree to the Americas. The tree can grow up to 10 metres, but for ease of harvesting, […]

Shochu/Soju
Spirits

Shochu/Soju

For most non-Japanese, this country’s alcoholic beverage is sake. Although sake, a rice beer, does not foam and is of a clear colour, it is brewed. Shochu, as the Japanese call it, and soju as the Koreans call it, is a distilled beverage ranging between 17 to 45 per cent […]

Sensational beer and food pairing
Beer

Sensational beer and food pairing

Wine enthusiasts are spoilt when it comes to literature about matching food and wine, but beer aficionados must look far and wide to find articles about best beer and food matches. Beer is produced in many more countries than wine, and the flavour changes with the water for brewing available […]

Expectations from a group traveller
Travel

Expectations from a group traveller

Group travel requires sacrifices from each member. The very nature of package tours imposes restrictions in freedom of movement and freedom dispose of time of one’s pleasure. Before signing up for any group journey, think of restrictions you will have to accept: • Route • Quality of accommodations • Quality […]

Fortified wines for your festive celebrations
Wine

Fortified wines for your festive celebrations

In the last decade, fortified wines (ports, sherries, Madeiras, and marsala) have lost their popularity with many consumers. Some fear their high alcohol content (anywhere from 17 to 21 per cent ABV), others avoid residual sugar. Yet, it must be said that fortified wines have their unmistakeable place in gastronomy […]

Book Review: The Origin of Feces
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Origin of Feces

The title of this book may surprise you, but I can assure you that the content will astound you. It contains a huge amount of information on evolution and the role of waste, but the real impact comes from the unfathomable complexity and interrelation of ecology. You will learn, among […]