Celebrate a taste of Spain, Canada, India and South America with these healthy, delicious and unique products.
1/ Fruiron Passion Fruit Pulp Vinegar
Passionfruit is one of those flavours that immediately transports you to the tropics, and this vinegar has all the punch of the fruit – perfect for dressings, marinades, and sauces. We also like it in sweet concoctions as an icing (think lemon drizzle cake), or to brighten up fruit in pavlova. (250 ml; qualifirst.com)
2/ Central Good Tongues of Fire
From the land of fire (Tierra del Fuego) comes these burgundy beans that resemble spotted kidney beans. A great substitute in chile, we also like them in a pickled bean salad, in soups, and, for something different, a South American twist on cassoulet. (250g; centralroastbrands.com)
3/ David’s Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Spanish olive oil tends to have peppery notes making it suited for vinaigrette, drizzling on dishes and dipping with bread. This blend comes packaged in a dark, glass bottle for optimal storage. Ole! (750ml; qualifirst.com)
4/ Truly Turmeric Wildcrafted Whole Root Turmeric Paste
It’s become the latest superfood to gain recognition for its antiseptic, antibacterial and memory-boosting properties. It’s also a key ingredient in many Indian curries. Often found in dry form (where many of its benefits are lost) this paste is made from fresh turmeric – add a teaspoon for a truly mind enhancing experience! (250g, $11.99; naledo.com)
5/ Raincoast Trading Wild Albacore Tuna (smoked)
What’s different with this canned tuna is that it is low mercury, Canadian wild caught, without added water or oil. We liked the subtle smoked flavour of this chunk of tuna that flakes easily. It certainly adds a certain je ne sais quoi to a salad niçoise. (150g; raincoasttrading.com)
This original food article first appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.