Posts Tagged ‘mexican cuisine’

The Magic Of Fresh Coriander

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People either love cilantro or loathe it. Those in the latter camp often describe its flavour as soapy, while those in the former rhapsodize about its floral, delicate citrus tones and bright aroma. This post is for you, the unabashed cilantro lover. It is August, the time of year for this lovely annual herb to manifest its destiny in the form of fresh coriander seeds.  Continue »



Pumpkinseed Dip You Can’t Live Without

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Sikil Pak is a toasted pumpkinseed dip that hails from the Yucatan, and is so delicious and healthy we know that once you try it you are going to add it to your repertoire. Continue »



Holiday Recipes from Top Chef Canada – Sweet Potato

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Forget everything you thought you knew about sweet potatoes! This recipe from Top Chef Canada season 4 winner René Rodriguez will blow your mind. He takes Mexican and Spanish influence and directs them at this humble vegetable for a brand new preparation you have to taste to believe. Continue »



Holiday Recipes from Top Chef Canada – Turkey Breast

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December is here! In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing some delicious holiday recipes from Top Chef Canada champ René Rodriguez. We start off with this unique approach to turkey breast. Rodriguez grew up in Mexico and is heavily influenced by that cuisine and that of his beloved Spain. See what those influences bring to a simple piece of poultry.  Continue »



New Line of Hot Sauces From No7

Toronto based hot sauce company, No7, is launching a new line of flavours and they’ll be sampling them at the store later this month (March 15-16th to be precise, follow them on twitter if you want a reminder.). We emailed the husband and wife team of Carlos Flores and Sandra DaSilva to get the scoop on what hot new tastes we can expect.

 

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Sandra told me, “Carlos had discovered a passion for creating and experimenting in his mom’s kitchen. At a very young age he quickly took over and began making anything from simple meals to complex Mexican dishes. What was always served with every meal at the table was his family recipe for hot sauce. After making it here in Toronto for friends and clients he developed No 7 hot sauce.” Continue »