Plantain Tostones

 

 

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We may call them plantains, to differentiate them from bananas, but there is no real botanical distinction between bananas and plantains. Plantains are a large cultivar of the banana family, generally higher in starch than their smaller cousins, so are most often cooked before eating, while they are still under-ripe. Thus a plantain makes a great side starch dish that is not sweet; an immature plantain has a texture and flavour somewhat similar to that of a potato when cooked. The skin of an immature plantain is thick and green, but as the fruit ripens it turns a colour similar to bananas, and the starches are converted to sugar, so they can be eaten raw as well, and in fact taste like a banana. Continue »

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    Medium ripe plantain and medium ripe banana


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    The second frying


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    poached chicken and chicken rice and plantain tostones




Fabulous Falafel

 

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Anyone who is vegetarian, or has “gone vegetarian” for a while has likely had a falafel or two. And depending on what you add to the falafel, they are vegan as well as vegetarian! Falafel is the fried patty made from ground chickpeas, fava or other broad bean; the smushed beans are most often mixed with onion, garlic and spices and either deep-fried or pan-fried until they are crispy on the outside and still lovely, moist and soft on the inside. Continue »

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    you can opt for store-bought...


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    ...or make it at home


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    ready for frying


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    or squash them a little and pan-fry them!




In-Store Demos: May 21-22, 2016

'Tutto è Possibile' : The belief that anything is possible. Our Vision is to build a place where food brings people together to celebrate Italy's new generation of art, music, design, food and wine. By combining these elements with Toronto's urban lifestyle, seasonal, quality ingredients and a conscious commitment to our environment and community, Louise Prete Fine Foods hopes to inspire and make a difference.

11-3pm, Saturday

  • Louise Prete Fine Foods All Natural Pasta Sauce »

    11-3pm, Saturday

    'Tutto è Possibile' : The belief that anything is possible. Our Vision is to build a place where food brings people together to celebrate Italy's new generation of art, music, design, food and wine. By combining these elements with Toronto's urban lifestyle, seasonal, quality ingredients and a conscious commitment to our environment and community, Louise Prete Fine Foods hopes to inspire and make a difference.

    'Tutto è Possibile' : The belief that anything is possible. Our Vision is to build a place where food brings people together to celebrate Italy's new generation of art, music, design, food and wine. By combining these elements with Toronto's urban lifestyle, seasonal, quality ingredients and a conscious commitment to our environment and community, Louise Prete Fine Foods hopes to inspire and make a difference.


In-Store Demos May 7-8, 2016

  • Two Bears Cold Brew Coffee »

    May 7, 11-4pm

    The Two Bears original recipe uses premium direct trade beans which are cold brewed over 16 hours to produce a naturally sweet, smooth tasting coffee that can be enjoyed in so many ways. Drink it straight over ice, serve it hot, or with a little milk and sugar, the possibilities are endless.

    The Two Bears original recipe uses premium direct trade beans which are cold brewed over 16 hours to produce a naturally sweet, smooth tasting coffee that can be enjoyed in so many ways. Drink it straight over ice, serve it hot, or with a little milk and sugar, the possibilities are endless.
  • Death In Venice Gelato »

    May 7, 11-3pm

    DEATH IN VENICE gelato and sorbetti are handcrafted daily here in Toronto We work exclusively with local farmers and suppliers to use only fresh, local and seasonable ingredients. Our vegan and dairy-free gelatos and sorbetti are made with coconut milk, rice milk and almond milk. Most of our gelato bases are gluten free.

    DEATH IN VENICE gelato and sorbetti are handcrafted daily here in Toronto We work exclusively with local farmers and suppliers to use only fresh, local and seasonable ingredients. Our vegan and dairy-free gelatos and sorbetti are made with coconut milk, rice milk and almond milk. Most of our gelato bases are gluten free.


In-Store Demos, April 30-May 1, 2016

  • Nuts To You Nut Butters »

    Saturday, 11-4pm

    High quality nut butters made in Paris, Ontario

    High quality nut butters made in Paris, Ontario
  • Mad Mexican Salsa & Guacamole »

    Saturday, 11-3pm

    We are Mexican Food Revolutionaries; we make Mexican food for the people from the heart with Mexican tradition and soul. Our products are of the highest standards, with no added preservatives, are artfully handmade with pride and served with honour.

    We are Mexican Food Revolutionaries; we make Mexican food for the people from the heart with Mexican tradition and soul. Our products are of the highest standards, with no added preservatives, are artfully handmade with pride and served with honour.