What is so darned appealing about whole cinnamon sticks? We’re not talking about the red-hot, brown colored powder you find littering coffee condiment counters, or the mysterious throat-burning flavor that haunts candies, drinks, and ready-to-eat pastries. No, this is an investigation of the true spice, the classic spice, the flaky, copper quills that have fueled […]
I told them the only thing I wanted to do in Sri Lanka was see a cinnamon tree. Even after years as a Spice Trekker, the idea still blows my mind: this is the edible tree, the one tree of all trees, whose bark we eat. We couldn’t care less about its fruit or seeds! […]
We met Sanath and Deepa… via fax! The memory of having made the acquaintance of this wonderful Sri Lankan couple using such old-school technology is amusing and nostalgic. We knew that Mexicans are the biggest consumers of true cinnamon in the world. We also knew that the best terroir—or growing conditions for the grade we […]
The flavor of this salad comes from the fresh fruit juice, which makes all the difference. We advise letting it rest a little before serving. If the oranges you’re using aren’t sweet enough, replace the lemon with another orange.
This traditional sangria has a delectable aroma and a higher alcohol content than other versions that are diluted with fruit juice. Best served cold.
This easy, simple salad, featuring our classic Dhaba Masala, is about the best thing you can do with a pound of carrots.
This is one of the easiest desserts to make, as shown by Ethné on the TV show Ricardo.
The selection of spices and use of pistachios are characteristic of Iranian cookery.
This magnificent tart can be served as an appetizer, side, or dessert.
There’s a spice hiding out in many Quebec pantries which has always played a major role in its history and culinary culture: cinnamon. We may hate it or love it – but do we really even know what it is? What if we told you that the product which you buy from the supermarket that […]
A fruit preserve to be served with plain yogurt, crepes, waffles… or, to be honest, just eaten by the spoonful!