Pasta is among the favorite foods of a great number of people. You can turn it into a very refined meal or simply a quick dish to feed the whole family when you’re in a hurry.
It’s therefore very important to know how to cook pasta properly and make it absolutely irresistible.
1. Use the right cooking pot
The pot you use should be high sided and able to contain a large amount of water (calculate at least 1 liter, or 4 cups, of water for 100g pasta). The water mustn’t exceed 3/...
A recent study by the University of Sheffield in England has created waves in the media by associating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with vitamin D deficiency. Let me separate fact from fiction here and give you some tips to ensure that you get the maximum vitamin D in your diet.
An advance in the research on Irritable Bowel Syndrome
It is well known that, as compared to the general population, a larger proportion of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome has a vitamin D deficiency (Khayyat, 2015...
Lunches provided in schools around the world reflect the country’s culture and its external influences.
For example, it seems that North Americans have a fondness for disposable cups and plates.
Moreover, it’s not surprising that in Asian countries, rice is included in all the trays and many countries don’t have dairy products in their menu.
We asked our Director of Nutrition, Danielle Lamontagne, who worked for over 20 years at the Montreal School Board, to assess 16 school ...
Green, black, natural, spicy, pitted, stuffed, pâté, with an appetizer or a salad, on a pizza, with fish, meat or pasta, the table olive pretty much lends itself to all occasions.
Most olives are harvested for their oil once they mature, after falling naturally from the tree. The most beautiful and fleshy olives in turn, are intended for table consumption and are harvested by hand, before falling from the tree.
The green ones, picked before maturity must be treated longer than the bla...
Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on June 23, 2012.
The term “tuna” refers to a dozen species of migratory fish from the family Scombridae. They are very fast swimmers – with records of up to 80 km/h – and voracious predators that daily eat up to 30% of their weight in small fish and crustaceans.
Intensive fishing of tuna has taken place for a very long time. As its oily flesh deteriorates rapidly, many preservation techniques have been developed over t...