Month: September 2012
Chorizo, a spicy little sausage
Chorizo is a typical sausage of Iberian cuisine (i.e., Spain and Portugal). Made from pork or a mixture of pork and beef, there exist several kinds, more or less spicy. The rust color and slightly fruity taste of chorizo are due to ‘pimenton’, a variety of Spanish paprika, which is present up to 3% on […]
When I first departed onto my Colombian adventure, I had very little knowledge of the country, let alone its culture, its beautiful landscapes, its music (“vallenato” and “cumbia”) and most importantly its rich gastronomy. Colombian food is quite distinct from its South American neighbors and has many of its own typical delicacies.
“Chipotle”, a Small Smoked Pepper
The Chipotle is a jalapeño pepper that has been smoked and dried. This is one of the small secrets of Mexican cuisine, which uses it very often in its soups, sauces and stews.
GM foods are toxic, study says
A new controversial study published Wednesday in the serious American journal “Food and Chemical Toxicology” has dropped a bomb, linking a leading type of genetically modified (GM) corn with premature death. A team of French researchers at the University of Caen has studied the effects of such product on rats for 2 years, leading to […]
Please meet Emanuela, our gourmet traveler
Our team is growing: Emanuela Orsini, also known as “Manu”, is joining the SOSCuisine team. This talented young lady will share with us her culinary discoveries. We are excited to have her on board! Here she is: Growing up in an Italian family, with an Italian mother who spends most of her time in the […]
Get inspired by a 100-year old marathoner
At 101 years old, Fauja Singh is a poster boy for immovable determination. At an age most people would like to just reach, the Indian-born Briton is running marathons. In fact he didn’t run his first marathon until he was 89, and has since smashed one world age-class record after another. His marathon record, for […]
Forgotten fruits and vegetables
Are you traditional in your choice of fruits and vegetables? There is nothing wrong with that, but did you know that there are a variety of choices other than well-buttered, salted corn on the cob and fried or baked potatoes? It would be a shame especially in this harvest season, not to take advantage of […]
Pizza and giant picnic in Montreal’s Little Italy
You may not have had the chance to visit Italy this year, but you may experience a little bit of “dolce vita” right here in Montreal, starting tomorrow until Sunday 23rd. Two gastronomic events are organised in our own Little Italy:
CONTEST! Help your active friends and have a chance to win a meal for 4 at Pacini
Our brand new Carb-loading meal plans for endurance athletes are now available. Developed in collaboration with the sports nutritionists from Vivaï, these menus can improve your performance by up to 13%.
Organic food is not healthier, Stanford study finds
According to the report published on September 4 in the , there’s no nutritional or safety differences between organic and conventional foods. Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center in California reviewed more than 200 studies that compared either the health of people who ate organic or conventional foods or, more commonly, nutrient and contaminant levels […]
Open house on Quebec farms
Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on September 8, 2012. Tomorrow is the 10th edition of the ‘Open House’ day on Quebec farms. This activity will enable thousands of locals to visit agricultural facilities in all the regions of Quebec, free of charge.
Le potager urbain du sans-abri
C’est en faisant un tour à vélo, il y a quelques semaines, que j’ai découvert un “potager urbain” assez particulier, installé sous un viaduc de l’autoroute Bonaventure, près du bassin Peel, à Montréal. En m’approchant, j’y ai aperçu de belles tomates, des haricots, des concombres, ainsi que du brocoli chinois et d’autres légumes exotiques. Je […]