Category: Our Columns

From the Henhouse to Your Plate: An Egg’s Traceability

August 27, 2019 1 Comment

Food traceability is a simple and effective way of knowing where the food comes from and the animal rearing conditions of the product, to help facilitate buying locally. In Europe, eggs have a very precise traceability which makes it possible to make the right choices. This was very noticeable during SOSCuisine’s latest trip to Italy.

Duck Festival

September 18, 2016 No Comments

The Brome Lake Duck Festival will take place over the next weekend. The program includes food tasting, a public market place, musical concerts and a host of other activities. In fact, it is in the Eastern Townships that the main duck breeders are located. To know more, visit www.canardenfete.ca.

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April 22: World Earth Day

April 15, 2016 No Comments

April 22nd is World Earth Day and hundreds of million people will be celebrating this event, in one way or another, in about 184 countries.

Duck – Good for your health (and your wallet!)

March 22, 2016 2 Comments

Duck meat is very popular in Europe and Asia. And it is now becoming easily available here, not only in restaurants but also in most grocery stores. In fact, there are some very good duck farms right here in Quebec. Extremely tasty and easy to prepare, this bird’s meat is low in cholesterol and rich […]

Happy New Year of the Sheep

February 21, 2015 No Comments

Asian fare has invaded our supermarkets’ shelves because the Chinese New Year has began on February 19 th. This year falls under the sign of the symbolic animal Sheep (or Goat), the cosmological element Wood and the colour Green.

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Does one eat more in winter?

January 31, 2015 No Comments

Several researchers have studied this question and the answer is yes, with an average difference of 222 calories consumed per day between spring and autumn. Because, to ward off the biting cold and harsh weather, many of us flock to fatty foods and more hearty meals. But we must continue to eat a balanced diet […]

Spicy Clove

January 24, 2015 No Comments

This aromatic flower bud of the clove tree has been used in cooking for thousands of years (cloves are stuck into onions in all court bouillons!). The tree, which is native to Indonesia, can reach up to 20 metres in height. The buds are picked before they bloom and are dried in the sun until […]

Palate-pleasing polenta

January 17, 2015 No Comments

Although polenta may only make guest appearances in our diet, it is very versatile: Creamy or crispy, hard or soft, it can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to meat, browned with sauce or quite simply seasoned with butter and cheese. And the leftovers can be sliced and served cold or sautéd in a pan.

Versatile and Gluten-Free Buckwheat

January 10, 2015 No Comments

Once upon a time, buckwheat was the most commonly consumed grain by farmers and the working classes across North America, but at the turn of the 20th century, it lost ground to other cereals. But elsewhere in the world, it continued to be consumed regularly: notably in China, Korea and Japan in the form of […]

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Festive menu on a budget 2014

December 20, 2014 No Comments

Even in financially hard times, it is always possible to prepare a great holiday meal. One needs to select some not too expensive ingredients and find some special recipes, as those proposed in this menu. For less than $5 per serving, all of your guests will be delighted. And the price can be even lower […]

Vegetarian festive menu 2014

December 13, 2014 No Comments

Whether by their love of animals, to improve their health, because of allergy or intolerance, or simply by taste, more and more people are turning to a vegetarian diet. So, if you have vegetarian friends, you will need to take into account theirs needs too, when composing a party menu. In most cases, hosts prepare […]

Hypotoxic Festive Menu 2014

December 6, 2014 No Comments

As for the last few years, in December we like to propose some special gourmet menus that take into account all the various tastes, allergies and intolerances of your friends and family. So all the guests will be able to enjoy the party… without the hosts having to break into a sweat about how to […]

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