A palate for fusion: What globalizing our pantry has done for cuisine

By Sylvia Tomczak For many chefs, garam masala, harissa, saffron, and gochujang are ingredients that have become as interchangeable as salt, oil, or flour. The “global pantry,” one that is more rapidly stocking itself with international flavours, is reshaping what we eat. Especially in cultural melting pots like Canada, the shift to embrace ingredients and […]

Going Global: Why restaurateurs should make the unfamiliar familiar

By Sherry Tseng Leftovers for dinner, again? It doesn’t always have to be that way. There’s no question that dinner is an important daypart — it’s the second most-offered daypart among foodservice operators, according to Datassential’s Pulse 2018: Market Overview, and more than 90 per cent of restaurants offer dinner service. With today’s up-and-coming generations more […]

Trend Watch: Mediterranean flair, spicy condiments and coconut-flavoured sweets

By Sophie Mir Over the long term, Canadians have become more accepting of global fare and spicier dishes, prompting operators to explore the world for different menu ideas. While the specifics change from month to month, Technomic has identified Mediterranean flavours and spicy bowls as the latest popular iterations of those larger trends. On the sweet side […]