Flavor Investigator

13
Dec

Flavor Investigator: Peppermint

Red and white candy canes fill the room with holiday spirit. Not only are they beautiful to look at but delicious to eat. Traditional candy canes come in the flavour […]

29
Nov

Flavor Investigator: Pistachio

Pistachios are a biblical nut and I am not basing this statement on their amazing flavour.  Pistachios are mentioned in the Old Testament in Genesis 43:11, “Then their father Israel […]

22
Nov

Flavor Investigator: Parsley

Parsley is a garnish for traditional restaurant chefs as it is used to add finishing touches to a dish. It adds a freshness and a brightness of colour however there […]

15
Nov

Flavor Investigator: Bell Peppers

Growing up my mother always cut up for me in strips green peppers for my lunch. Looking around the classroom I quickly realized that this was not typical amongst the […]

08
Nov

Flavor Investigator: Hazelnut

The hazelnut has never quite found a place in the heart of North Americans unless you count Nutella, a spread made from hazelnuts and cocoa powder. Hazelnuts however, are quite […]

01
Nov

Flavor Investigator: Nutmeg

Nutmeg refers to the seeds of several species of the Myristica genus plant containing approximately 150 species of trees scattered across Asia and western Pacific. It is cultivated from the […]

25
Oct

Flavor Investigator: Maple

As a Canadian I am quite use to hearing people associate Canada with maple syrup. However, I don’t mind that association as Canada produces 80% of the world’s pure maple […]

18
Oct

Flavor Investigator: Carrots

As the leaves begin to change colour and the temperatures starts to cool (at least here in Canada) one thing I know for sure is that carrots will start to […]

11
Oct

Flavor Investigator: Saffron

Easily priced as one of the most expensive spices in the world. Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus. “Saffron” to be specific is the stamens […]

04
Oct

Flavor Investigator: Pumpkin Spice

The time is upon us.  An iconic seasonal flavour has already started to make its way across shelves and is being added to everything and anything. You can find it […]

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