potato varieties

Although bread is often considered the staff of life, many people would beg to differ because they prefer potatoes. This starch, which is a tuberous vegetable, features prominently in various cuisines and is the fourth largest food crop in the world. Potatoes are inexpensive, yet nutritious, and they play a major role in feeding people globally, including those in famished countries.

apple cider

Cider is a drink produced by the natural fermentation caused by blending different apple juices (pears are sometimes mixed with the apples). In France, the regions of Brittany and Normandy are particularly noted for producing the country’s largest volume of this popular libation. If you visit Brittany or Normandy you may be very surprised to see how different the cider there is from the one enjoyed in North America.


Light, crunchy and versatile, celery has become a common household staple that is used in a wide variety of delicious dishes, especially during its peak summer growing period.

beer car munich

Fall has crept up upon us once again, and with it begins the holiday season throughout most of North America. But before you rush into Halloween costume selection or put up that Day of the Dead alter, check your local listings for the closest Oktoberfest event and head on over for a hefty dose of German cuisine, music, activities and more.

bc farmer market

You may already know that British Columbia boasts a dazzling variety of local produce, meat and seafood offerings but you may not know from exactly which reasons are derived the very best examples of this comestible bounty. Here’s your chance to find out so that you can be even savvier in your artisanal food selections.

apples trees bc
Across much of North America, the onset of fall brings with it the delightful promise of a colorful crop of fresh apples. As the days grow shorter and a bit chillier, many farms open their gates to allow visitors to choose the best from an assortment of red, green and yellow beauties, fragrant and fresh from orchard boughs. In this article you’ll learn how to make the most of these treats, which can be used in a much wider variety of dishes than the traditional tarts, sauces and pies.

pan bagnat

Whether you’re packing school lunches for a child, or trying to be frugal during the work-week along with our spouse or other loved one, making gourmet weekday lunches for 2 is much easier and more satisfying than you may think.

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