The challenge facing Chef Goulet was intriguing – to create a delicious dessert with birch syrup.
His small berries desert with birch syrup flavoured whipped cream and roasted almonds is a little marvel. Easy to prepare, it does not require any complicated skills and is sure to make a big impression!
Kids will love it, and grown-ups will be delighted by the flavours they discover. Dig in and enjoy – never has birch tasted so good!
Ari’s comments: A great combination of textures, aromas and colours. A complete taste sensation! A great idea for Christmas or New Year's Eve. Bravo, chef Goulet! We look forward to more delicious explorations and creations from the world of wild foods.
Wild rice is any of the four species of plants that make up the genus Zizania, whereas rice is a monocot plant of the Oryza sativa genus. Thus, wild rice is not a rice species.
Wild rice is an aquatic cereal grain that grows "wild" in isolated lake and river bed areas located primarily within the Great Lakes region of North America. It is also native to ecologically similar regions located on the continent of Asia.
This ancient grain has been found in layers of the earth dating back some 12,000 years. In addition to its role as an important food staple for ancestral peoples, it has provided a unique habitat for fish and waterfowl for thousands of years.
Wild rice is high in protein, the amino acid lysine and dietary fiber, and low in fat. Like true rice, it does not contain gluten.
Founded in 1998, Forbes Wild Foods offers a large selection of high quality wild foods. These exceptional foods are harvested in remote regions across the country, from Labrador to the islands of British Columbia.
All wild foods are harvested from the Canadian wilderness by trained pickers who practise sustainable harvesting methods – sustainable for that particular plant species, but also sustainable for the pickers (whose livelihood is supported by a thriving source of wild foods), and sustainable for other wildlife.
The only additives used to preserve them are other foods, i.e. cider vinegar, organic sugar or fruit pectin. None of the wild foods are subject to artificial colours or preservatives, herbicides, pesticides, irradiation, or created as a result of genetic engineering.
Forbes Wild Foods products received complimentary reviews from a large number of magazines and newspapers: Non Timeber News, Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Toronto Life, NOW magazine, Toronto Star, etc.