Without salt, life cannot exist. Our bodies utilize salt for a variety of essential, life-preserving functions, as do most land and marine animals on earth. The health benefits of salt may be murky at times and filled with conflicting information, but there’s no denying it’s good for our bodies. Salt, in moderation, can help a […]
You’ve probably heard the term “salt to taste.” It’s a catch-all phrase that illustrates everybody’s tastes are a little different. The tongue has been shown to recognize five main taste sensations (though, recent studies suggest it is capable of picking up on many more flavour ‘categories’. The five basic tastes are: salt, sweet, sour, bitter, […]
When you think of salt, you probably think of white. But you probably also know that salt comes in a variety of colours from different regions. Where does salt get its unique pink, red, blue, grey and black colours from? And what’s the difference between them? First, all salt is basically sodium chloride, an electrolytic […]
No one will know this delicious banana muffin is gluten-free. Change it up and add chocolate chips or chopped nuts.
Share Our Passion for Guinettes Cherries! How do you make a ‘Perfect’ Manhattan cocktail? If you think it’s by using both sweet and dry vermouth, you’d be wrong. You make the ‘Perfect’ Manhattan the same way you make the perfect Black Forest Cake, perfect crepes, and perfect Cherry Galettes: Use Guinettes Cherries. These ultimate brandied […]
There are few dishes as comforting or delicious as risotto, a rice dish cooked in hot flavourful liquid until it reaches a rich creamy consistency. It’s simple to prepare but like so much great Italian cooking is deeply tied to the quality of its ingredients.
Lentils and bacon are a classic flavour match. Add potatoes, Swiss chard and toss it all in a grainy Dijon dressing to create the perfect side for grilled sausages or smoked pork chops.
A delicious and uncomplicated make-ahead hors d’oeuvres.
Want your meals and cocktails to sparkle? Add an infusion of molecular gastronomy It’s easy to create a dazzling presentation while adding a surprising burst of intense flavor with some Christine Le Tennier Flavour Pearls in the kitchen. These caviar-like jewels can help you instantly jump aboard the molecular gastronomy wave and create stunning dishes […]
At Qualifirst Foods, we continuously search for the best products and ingredients the world has to offer. During a recent European trip in search of new delicacies, I found myself in Trets, a lost village in the Provence region of France. There, in the shadows of the magnificent limestone and red rock cliffs of Sainte Victoire, I discovered […]
At Qualifirst, we live the reality that extraordinary dishes begin with extraordinary ingredients. Michel Cluizel chocolate products perfectly prove this maxim. Cluizel shares many of the same values Qualifirst holds dear by ensuring that every product they make follows this philosophy: “Great ingredients are unavoidable for superlative products.” The resulting range of versatile products from […]
Italians are no strangers to pasta; they have been eating pasta since the 11th Century, so they know a thing or two about it. Of course, pasta has long since passed the time when it was considered an exclusively Italian dish; it is a food consumed throughout the world. In North America, as well as […]