Flavor Investigator

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 […]

27
Sep

Flavor Investigator: Lavender

If there was ever a flavour that I associated with elegance it would be lavender.  This might be because of its association with the South of France but I like […]

20
Sep

Flavor Investigator: Watermelon

Watermelon can easily be called the “iconic fruit of summer” with its bright pink rind, striped green exterior and dark seeds speckled throughout it just screams summer. The flavour of […]

13
Sep

Flavor Investigator: Limes

Limes play second fiddle when compared to their citrus cousin the lemon. This is disappointing when you consider how beautiful the flavour of lime is. The term “lime” usually refers […]

06
Sep

Flavor Investigator: Ginger

Despite its origins in China, ginger has become a spice enjoyed across the world in a variety of cuisines. It is a spice rich in history and well known for […]

30
Aug

Flavor Investigator: Taste

“Everyone eats and drinks, but few appreciate taste.” Confucius (551-479 BC) Confucius may have been right about everyone’s eating and drinking habits. However, I believe it is fair to say […]

23
Aug

Flavor Investigator: Cotton Candy

This week’s flavour investigator will be a little different as we will not be investigating an ingredient but instead a taste which has become iconic enough to be considered its […]

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