Month: October 2009

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2009 No Comments

Many people believe that Halloween has its roots in a Celtic religious festival. Its name however, originates from English as it is a distortion of All Hallow Even, which literally means “the evening of all hallowed saints”, or the eve of the Christian festival, All Saints’ Day.

Audio: Cinzia interviewed on Radio Centre-Ville

October 28, 2009 No Comments

Do you want to learn more about the evolution of

Warm up with Mulligatawny soup

October 26, 2009 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on February 3, 2007. Mulligatawny soup is the most popular soup in Indian restaurants, all over the world. It started off originally as a vegetarian soup, which derived its name from two Tamil (South Indian language) words, «molegoo» (pepper) and «thanni» (water).

coriandre cilantro

Cilantro: aromatic leaves and seeds

October 24, 2009 No Comments

Cilantro is an herbaceous plant that looks a bit like parsley or chervil, but it has a completely different taste. Its leaves are used as an aromatic herb, while its dried seeds, commonly known as coriander, are used as a spice.

courges squash

It’s time for squash!

October 23, 2009 No Comments

Is it a buttercup, butternut or acorn? Finding your way around squash is not always easy, especially when one species can sometimes have more than a hundred varieties and a single fruit can often be known by different names in different places.

SOS Tips: The Nordic diet

October 21, 2009 No Comments

This phenomenon started in 2003 with the Danish gastronomic entrepreneur, Claus Meyer. Television star and cookbook author, he is in some ways, the spiritual godfather of the Nordic cuisine movement.

SOS Tips: Smart grocery shopping

October 18, 2009 3 Comments

With a bit of organization, some resourcefulness and some basic knowledge about cooking, you’ll see that it is actually possible to eat well and healthy without putting stress on your wallet!

Clams, the iron-rich champions

October 17, 2009 No Comments

The word “clam” refers to various types of bivalve mollusks, which live in muddy, sandy sea beds.

SOS Tips: Freezing Foods

October 13, 2009 2 Comments

We are often a little lost when it comes to freezing and defrosting dishes. There are however, certain basic principles that will help you preserve the flavour and freshness of food.

Video: Freezing Foods

October 13, 2009 No Comments

Cinzia did her seventh report on the popular French TV program Par-dessus le marché. This time around, Cinzia shares her tips about freezing food the smart way. Watch the video (in French).

mushrooms, champignons

Mushrooms: An autumn delight

October 10, 2009 No Comments

The harvest period for mushrooms depends mainly on location and climatic conditions. In Quebec, more than 2,000 species are harvested between mid-April and mid-October.


SOS Tips: Stocking up for winter

October 7, 2009 No Comments

If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare preserves this fall, try to at least prepare these two essentials:

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