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cheese
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Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

Starting 1980’s Canadian “cheese palates” started evolving by leaps and bounds. Previously, mostly cheddar and a few soft cheeses were consumed but now; cheese mongers in large cities stock hundreds of varieties both domestic and imported. Most consumers discern clearly, differences between processed and natural cheeses, and appreciate distinct flavours […]

Sri Lankan Cuisine
Food

Sri Lankan Cuisine

Travel writers like to call Sri Lanka the Teardrop Island because of its shape. Colonists and traders, both of which for centuries, exploited this lush land’s exotic spices, influenced its traditional cuisine. Now tourism is changing some of the dishes by demanding milder curies, and forcing the introduction of western […]

Caviar
Food

Caviar Update

For four decades now, food writers have been warning gourmets all over the world that sturgeons of the Caspian Sea are close to extinction. Russians and Iranians have been catching the stately sturgeon to obtain caviar that had become the luxury food of preference for the super rich. Champagne producers […]

advanced age
Food Wine

How advanced age affects the palate

Aging is an inevitable process that begins at birth and continues until death. Young people generally feel vigorous and energetic and the thought of losing both never enters their minds. With advanced age deterioration sets in – receding hairline, declining sight and hearing, as well as other kinds of discomforts. […]

Pettah Market
Food

The Pettah Market in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Oriental markets are colourful, boisterous, chaotic and multifaceted, You never know what treasures you can find, and you never know which pickpocket can find you. Regardless, a walk through any oriental market is an experience not to be soon forgotten. North American malls are nothing but enclosed, heated or air-conditioned […]

Italian Food Specialties
Food

Italian Food Specialties

Italy, with a population of more than 61 million, and a landmass of 301 338 square kilometres is densely populated. Yet it produces significant quantities of foods, and specializes in many categories such as hard cheeses, sausages, processed meats, olive oil, short grain rice and several others. It exports many […]