Canadians Are Foodies, Eh?

What is the single biggest misconception about Canadian food? That Canada has no food identity. That’s because, I suppose, we have few “national dishes,” which is similar, in a way, to the United States. You have the hamburger; we have poutine and butter tarts. Our identity is really tied to our regional products, and that’sContinue reading “Canadians Are Foodies, Eh?”

What Makes It Good Chocolate, Anyway? Or, premium chocolate is in eyes of the beholder.

After my “science of chocolate” and more post, I got to pondering on what is good chocolate, anyway? Growing up my idea of premium chocolate was Marshall Fields Frango Mints and Fannie May’s Vanilla and Rum Creams, Pixies, Mint Meltaways, and Trinidads. When I could, I stayed away from Whitman’s and Russell Stover’s chocolates whichContinue reading “What Makes It Good Chocolate, Anyway? Or, premium chocolate is in eyes of the beholder.”

Chocolate Grows on Trees, The Science of Good Chocolate, and other notes for chocoholics and food nerds

A good piece of chocolate is like a good piece of music. It contains something memorable that stays on your mind for the entire day…Most of us don’t recognize this nuance because we grew up on confections characterized by sweetness and one dominant chocolatey note—consistency we expect when reaching for a Hershey’s or a handfulContinue reading “Chocolate Grows on Trees, The Science of Good Chocolate, and other notes for chocoholics and food nerds”

What Is A Gourmet?

A gourmet doesn’t see food as a means to an end. To a gourmet, food is art. Such a food enthusiast is into edible luxury. Gourmets enjoy the experience of eating, making, or displaying food. Some even explore the history and the anthropology of the foods they eat. A gourmet takes time and care inContinue reading “What Is A Gourmet?”

Cornmeal Crust Pizza, Canadian Down Pillows, The Everything Glass & Coveting the Good Stuff @ Move Co.

About two years or so ago, I joined Move, an online grocery store startup in San Francisco CA. What got my attention was the founder’s promise of high quality staple foods, including meat proteins and produce, at affordable prices. Food being my category of interest (a phrase that I latched onto after reading the futuristContinue reading “Cornmeal Crust Pizza, Canadian Down Pillows, The Everything Glass & Coveting the Good Stuff @ Move Co.”

Chicago Southland Foodies Founder’s Blog: What you’ve find here…

Chicago Southland Foodies’ Mission: To create an online community of people across the world who love discovering, eating, learning about, and talking about good food. Locally, to help foodies in the Chicago South Suburbs create and experience scrumptious eating experiences whether that is dining in or eating out. Towards that end, in the Chicago SouthlandContinue reading “Chicago Southland Foodies Founder’s Blog: What you’ve find here…”