Month: January 2010
Originally published in Journal de Montréal on January 30, 2010. Did you know that the grapefruit you eat for breakfast is commonly known as pamplemousse in French, although it should in fact be called pomelo; the French term pamplemousse actually refers to the English pomelo, Chinese grapefruit or Shaddock.
Originally published in Journal de Montréal on January 23, 2010. First came the mandarin orange (more commonly known to us as the tangerine); its tree was cultivated for many centuries in China. No doubt, its French name derives from mandarins, who were powerful Chinese bureaucrats.
Pepper (piper nigrum), which is the fruit of the pepper plant (a creeper native to India), has been consumed since time immemorial. This spice not only enhanced the flavor of food, it also masked the lack of freshness in meats which had hung for too long, a very common situation before the invention of modern […]
Originally published in Journal de Montréal on November 10, 2007. This classic Italian recipe is more than just a dish of pasta and fagioli (Italian for beans). It’s the sublime union of two noble ingredients, whose catalyst is olive oil.
It’s finally here: On January 12, we posted the first “Jardin Mobile” menu online. In partnership with the chain of 20 super-fruit and vegetable stores of the same name, Jardin Mobile serves the metropolitan region of Quebec.
After tucking in to grandma’s meat pies, your aunt’s stew, a piece of Christmas log cake as well as some other holiday feasts – it will probably not come as a surprise when you step on the scale and the needle has jumped slightly.