A Vegetable Feast
The beauty of imperfection
Remember the story of The Ugly Duckling? The one about the under-appreciated, late-blooming runt that miraculously blossoms into a regal swan? It’s a great lesson about people, and one you can learn about food, too. Right now, our farmers’ markets and produce aisles are full of some of the most perfect specimens the season has to offer. But the reality is that in terms of produce, fall is full of ugly ducklings: knotty potatoes, earth-clad beets, gnarly celeriac, mysterious mushrooms...
Don’t be fooled. The flavour of your favourite Canadian cheese is often all you need to reveal all the glorious vegetable goodness hidden inside a less-than-perfect potato, pumpkin or ear of corn. Our root vegetable soups are a delicious example: they show how Canadian cheese can transform even the humblest of vegetables into something simply sublime. It’s really a question of perspective.
Once you learn the secret, there are no ugly ducklings – no reasons not to embrace all
of the season’s vibrant bounty and relish every beautifully imperfect moment.
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Texte David Rollins Direction artistique Anne Bergeron Photographie Christian Lacroix
Stylisme d'accessoires Sylvain Riel Stylisme culinaire Anne Gagné
Conception des recettes Véronique Gagnon-Lalanne