Month: March 2011
The origin of the famous mayonnaise sauce has stirred up much controversy. According to certain historians, it got its name from the town of Mahon, main city of Menorca in the Balearic Islands, an archipelago off Spain. When the French conquered these islands in 1756, the cook of Admiral Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, successfully reproduced […]
We spent three long and satisfying days at the 2011 Eat Well and Living Green Expo last weekend at the Palais des congrès in Montreal. We offered a sneak peek of our ‘SOSCuisine Plus’ service, which will revolutionize the manner in which you plan your shopping at the supermarket and which will let you reap maximum […]
Le canadien moyen consomme 3 fois plus(1) de sodium que ce qui est recommandé, et 50% de plus que la limite maximale. Résultat: Près de 5 millions(2) d’entre nous souffrent d’hypertension artérielle, qui est un des principaux facteurs de risque d’AVC.
Some of you have asked us whether it is possible or not to include alcoholic beverages in your menu. Except in the case of gastro-oesophageal reflux, for which alcohol is contra-indicated because of its irritant effect on the inner lining of the oesophagus, alcohol can be included, subject to certain conditions:
Today, March 22, is World Water Day, a time to focus public attention on the critical water issues of our era. Have you thought about what you can do to preserve this precious resource? Check out this video for 6 easy steps that you can do everyday. And please share with fellow readers and friends […]
A condiment that is essential to Southeast Asian cuisines, fish sauce, also known under its Vietnamese name nuoc-mâm and its Thai name nam pla, is obtained from tiny fish that are steeped in brine (15kg of salt for 100kg of fish) and left to marinate in the sun for 12 months in jars or wooden […]
Everyone has heard of Tabasco sauce, that spicy, liquid sauce made from vinegar, salt and red peppers that are aged in barrels till they ferment. It is used in cooking – albeit sparingly – to enhance the taste of many dishes as well as in the preparation of several cocktails.