Tag: Dairy Products
Butter and margarine are both lipids. Therefore, it’s important to consume them in moderation. Only 30% of your daily calories should come from fats. The total amount of fat recommended is 65g/day for women and 90g/day for men. Keep in mind that a teaspoon of fat equals around 4g.
Many people seem to be lactose intolerant… but what does that actually mean? Is it a milk allergy? Is it necessary to completely avoid dairy products at all costs? Let me answer these questions and give you a few tips to improve your tolerance if you are intolerant to lactose.
The prospects of entertaining friends and family increase during the holiday season. But when food allergies pop up, it’s not always easy to know how to react. How can you customise meals to satisfy the special requirements of allergic people? Here are some tips to help you entertain your an allergic guest in a hassle-free […]
Being a born and bred Italian, I had the chance to experience hundreds of distinct ice cream flavours in several excellent “gelaterie” (ice cream parlours), developing a special taste for real good “gelato”. By the way, gelato is just the Italian word for ice cream, so how come it is so different from North American-style […]
Greek yogurt is undoubtedly the latest dairy product fad. And yet, it’s not really a new kid on the block, as it is part of the culinary heritage of the Middle East. It is in fact just an ordinary yogurt that has been strained. Which accounts for its thicker consistency and much higher protein content […]
Are you a true Parmigiano lover? You may be interested to hear about a lamp that looks like a huge wheel of the king of cheeses. No, this is not an Italian novelty. Instead, it’s the creation of a Dutch couple, named Tom Sprengers and Cyrella Beckers. The inspiration was a culinary trip to Italy. […]
In the frozen food aisle, how do you choose from among the huge variety of milk, sorbets, desserts and other treats that look like ice cream? To make the right choices for your health and taste buds, you first need the right information. Did you know that for a product to be called ‘ice cream’ […]
A new cheese made from donkey’s milk in a farm in Zasavica, one of Serbia’s most famous natural reserves, is now offered to food-lovers with expensive tastes and … deep pockets. At 1000 euros/kilo (about 1270 $/kilo), this cheese is thought to be the world’s priciest. Part of its cost is due to the difficulty […]
The number of people with dietary restrictions in our circle of family and friends is increasing by the day. That’s why for the next three Saturdays before Christmas (including today), I’d like to recommend some specially designed gourmet menus for all the guests to enjoy at the party… without the hosts having to break into […]
I finally managed to taste the Louis D’or, from Fromagerie du Presbytère in Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Warwick in Quebec. This is the same cheese which was awarded the 2011 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, organized by Dairy Farmers of Canada, two months ago. Louis d’Or is named for the farm that produces the organic milk used to make it. […]
Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on November 8, 2008. Gratin dauphinois (or scalloped potatoes) is a dish that gets its name from the Dauphiné region in the southeast of France. It consists primarily of potatoes that are slowly cooked in the oven, with milk or cream. As with all traditional dishes, there is […]
Fondue, a classic of traditional Swiss cuisine is the ideal dish for a friendly get-together around the table, thanks in particular to the light-hearted rituals observed during the meal: If a cube of bread is lost in the fondue pot by a man, he has to buy a bottle of wine or a round of […]