Chefs Name their Ultimate Canadian Ingredients


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Photo credit: Abdallahh/Flickr/CC

Happy Canada Day!

I recently asked a handful of Western Canadian Chefs: “What is your ultimate Canadian ingredient?” Here are their answers.

I love berries, berries and more berries. I’ll eat them all: saskatoons, strawberries, salmon berries, huckleberries, soapberries. I grew up picking saskatoons,  soapberries and strawberries with my grandma and as an adult discovered the others. They signal summer and pies and time with family – what else is Canada Day about, really?

I hope you can find some of these Canadian flavours at your local grocery shops/backyards/ butchers/gardens and use them.  Read more