Month: June 2013

Discover Swiss chard

June 29, 2013 No Comments

In Canada, locally grown Swiss chard can be found in supermarkets from the month of June until the end of Summer. Though we are not very familiar with this leafy green vegetable, it is very popular in Mediterranean cuisine. It is well worth discovering because of its taste, nutritional value and the fact that it […]

How to eat like an Italian

June 28, 2013 No Comments

My previous article on the “Seven “Italian” Foods you wont’ find in Italy” has generated quite a few questions about the meaning of “true Italian food”, what do Italians eat every day, where are the best tables in Italy, etc etc. I’ll address all the questions, starting from this first one: How do Italians manage […]

Mao Zedong’s rice bowls auction for record $1M in Hong Kong

June 26, 2013 No Comments

Mao Zedong’s memorabilia have long had high value for collectors, especially in his homeland. At an auction in Beijing in 1996, a 68-piece set of porcelain fetched 7.9 million yuan (about $13 million). Last Thursday a set of 5 rice bowls produced in 1974 exclusively for Mao Zedong’s use has been auctioned in Hong Kong […]

Celebrating the summer solstice

June 22, 2013 No Comments

A solstice occurs when the apparent position of the sun, as seen from Earth, reaches its northernmost or southernmost extreme. In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice usually falls between June 20 and 22, and these are the longest days of the year.

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Seven “Italian” Foods you wont’ find in Italy

June 18, 2013 1 Comment

Back from her first trip to Italy, my friend Susan was puzzled that she could not find there any of her favourite “Italian” dishes, such as “Pepperoni Pizza” or “Spaghetti with Meatballs” and asked me for an explanation. My take is that when the first waves of Italian immigrants arrived in North-America from Southern Italy […]

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Recipes From Grandmothers Around the World

June 17, 2013 No Comments

The wonderful aromas of grandma’s cooking that waft all over the house are heartwarming, reminding us of fond memories and bringing comfort and wellbeing to us. It’s like this all over the world, but favorite dishes vary with country and with each granny. If you want to get a peak into the creativity and love […]

Celebrate Father’s Day with a lobster roll

June 15, 2013 No Comments

When you’re looking for a ‘summer sandwich to eat on the terrace’, what can be more tempting than a ‘simple’ lobster roll? This sandwich, which is rich (it doesn’t come cheap) and unpretentious, is a perfect component to a Father’s Day meal; what’s more, you can also get some great bargains at your local grocery […]

Do vegetarians live longer?

June 12, 2013 No Comments

According to a new study published last week in the online version of , vegetarian diets are associated with reduced death rates. Professor Orlich of the Loma Linda University in California, and colleagues examined a group of 73,308 men and women Seventh-day Adventists, for almost 6 years between 2002 and 2007. Study participants were categorized […]

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Blue as … a lobster

June 11, 2013 No Comments

Yep, blue lobsters do exist for real and they are not genetically modified ;), but the odds of catching one in North America are 1 in 2 million. Last Friday one such specimen was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia then thrown back into the water because it was too small to keep. The […]

Mangoes in heaven!

June 8, 2013 No Comments

At this time of the year, when the winter citrus season is behind us and the summer fruit season has not yet begun, we often wonder what fruit to eat. Simple: Mangoes!

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Free lecture on Ulcerative Colitis

June 7, 2013 No Comments

SOSCuisine’s partner, the Gastrointestinal Society, in collaboration with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, is presenting a free public lecture on Ulcerative Colitis. Those living with UC and their support networks are invited to come to this educational forum to learn about this disease and ask questions. MONTREAL: Le Westin Montréal 270 Saint Antoine […]

Sea-buckthorn: A super food

June 5, 2013 No Comments

Berries rich in antioxidants have become increasingly popular in recent years. We’re all familiar with blueberries, red currants and cranberries, but some bold and enterprising farmers in Canada are helping us to discover others. One such discovery is the vitamin-rich sea-buckthorn fruit. In fact its vitamin C content is 30 times greater than oranges while […]

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