When Christopher Columbus showed up in what would become North America a few hundred years ago, he was hoping to find highly prized black peppercorns (as in the fresh cracked kind we use regularly as a condiment and for seasoning). Instead, the intrepid explorer got bell or sweet peppers, which are native to Central and South America. When he brought the fruit – and it is technically a fruit – back to Europe, it was called a pepper.
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With all the flavours of a Cobb salad and freshness of a bread salad, this delicious lunch salad is so hearty that you can serve it as a dinner item, too.
When running a restaurant, you can have the best food, the lowest prices and the most courteous staff, and still not find people coming through your doors as often as you’d like.
The sweet, nutty taste of butternut squash is enhanced with a drizzle of Ontario hot sauce (made using locally grown roasted red peppers, garlic, lime juice, herbs, spices and a hot pepper blend) for a vegetarian dish of simple, flavourful ingredients.
Tender slices of grilled steak are complemented with tangy pickled onions, a tart cream sauce, peppery arugula and pungent blue cheese to create a two-bite hors d’oeuvre offering that’s perfect any time of year.
This year, chefs are reinventing the earthy root vegetable and helping beet haters face their phobia and reap the rewards.
Beets are a powerhouse full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron and magnesium. By introducing beets in new ways, you can tap into one of this year’s hippest and healthiest foods.
Gluten Free Pizza Crust
In 2017, "gluten free pizza" ws the fourth most-searched gluten-related query on Google (after "gluten free bread," "recipes," and "flour").
Appeal to your gluten-sensitive guests with this flavourful, crunchy canvas for your customers' favourite pizza sauces and toppings.
In October, Flanagan Foodservice, along with its sister company Roseland Produce, embarked on a new partnership of joint procurement that will see Martin’s Family Fruit Farm become its exclusive apple supplier. It’s part of an effort to continue to build Flanagan’s local food foundation and at the same time help meet an increasing demand for local apples.
It is a cliché that restaurants sell not food and drink but rather “an experience.” It’s cheesy, but it’s true. Restaurants address a basic human feeling – hunger – but they also set in motion feelings of excitement, anticipation, romance, and comfort and warmth with family and community. In doing so, they often appeal to our sense of nostalgia.
Nestled just north of Ontario’s Northwestern mountains - and across the harbor from the famous Sleeping Giant - sits a unique food business that is one of the newest additions to the Flanagan Market.
What makes Frape and Sons unique is that, to owner Justin Frape’s knowledge, it is the only excise-exempt craft distillery in Canada. The distillery dedicatedly produces craft cocktail bitters for domestic and international markets.