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We seek ways to put ourselves off the beaten path, or outside of our comfort zone – because often that’s when we find the most delightful surprises. Come along as we introduce you to some of our discoveries.
This book was co-authored by Guy Crosby and the editors at America's Test Kitchen. The huge book contains 400 recipes in over 500 pages, each recipe tweaked to perfection in America's Test Kitchen. The recipes are lumped into 50 concepts aiming to teach the core principles of cooking. Each concept provides how the science works, the test kitchen experiments used to prove it, recipes using that principle, and practical science tidbits showcasing simple food science Q&A along the same topic. (ARIANE COFFIN, WIRED.COM)
Fork & Leaf blends specialty product to bring the best fats and oils from around the world to your kitchen. The result is sublime; hard to find at our preferred independent shops - but worth the hunt!
A fabulous Double Barrelled Rye Whisky distilled in Nova Scotia. Great for cocktails (like our Manhattan pictured here) or for sipping neat or on the rocks. One of Canada's best.
When you're craving coffee but don't want to mess up your sleep, this delicious rooibos blend really hits the spot. It's a "go-to" for us,
Where to find it: Canmore (and online orders):
We discovered this South African gin at an airport and have dreamed about it every since. Serve it as a G&T with frozen raspberries as a garnish, or pour it into your earl grey tea.
The Portugese wine is a wonderful table wine for $9. We love it with spicy food. "Softly rounded with smooth tannins, showing stewed plum and dark berry notes, accentuated with spicy undertones. Enjoy with winter meat casseroles and hard cheeses. Another crowd-pleaser!" (Natalie Maclean)
While some may think this similar to Japan's Sake or Korea's Soju, beware. The alcohol content comes in much higher; making this an acquired taste for many. We adore it; the good stuff is nuanced and deliciious. We highly recommend approaching your first tasting with an open mind - and palate.
Where to find it in Ontario: