Shop Gourmet Specialty Ingredients for Chefs and Restaurants

Shop Gourmet Specialty Ingredients for Chefs and Restaurants

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

If you have a fine appreciation for food and expect more from a meal than simply the energy it provides, you’ll want to take a look at gourmet special ingredients that can define a dish. When your taste buds are searching for more, look at the ingredients that you are currently using to prepare your food. Standard, run-of-the-mill grocery store ingredients may leave your dishes faltering and you’ll need to rise to new levels with your basic ingredients in order to see and taste a different. If you’re addicted to food channels and love to browse through food magazines, you’re likely running into hard to find ingredients. When you reach this stage of the game with your cooking, it’s time to look at other avenues to source your food products. At Epicureal we are on your side when it comes to providing the best quality ingredients at a price that you can afford. We are considered to be the best gourmet shop in Canada by many chefs and here you will find a variety of esoteric ingredients from food vendors that are passionate about their products.  You’ll find a wide range of gourmet foods that will allow you to break free from the regular cooking you may now be doing. You’ll be able to enter a brand-new world where ingredients come together as one to form brand-new taste sensations that you’ve never experienced before. Whether you’re a budding chef working in the comfort of your own kitchen or a restaurant chef that is preparing meals for hundreds of people per night, you’ll find exactly what you need at Epicureal. As a home chef, you’ll be able to purchase high-quality food items at a reasonable price while restaurant chefs can purchase their required ingredients in bulk. Foods that are deliciously prepared will make you hungry even when you have just finished eating. If preparing food is your passion and you want more out of your dishes, please visit our website or give us a call today at 1 (800) 206-1177. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about food and we’ll let you know how premium ingredients can bring your cooking up to a brand-new taste and presentation...

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3 Ways to Use Candied Fruit

3 Ways to Use Candied Fruit

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Candied fruit can liven up your baking, make your drinks come alive, be added to a food tray and they are great to eat on their own. Candied fruit has been around for a number of years but not a lot of people take the time to make it since it can be a delicate and time-consuming job. Fast forward to the present and we are able to purchase candied fruit that has already been made for us. The wonder of technology gives us the opportunity to enjoy this type of fruit without having to spend hours in the kitchen making it. If you love candied fruit and everything that it has to offer, here are 3 popular ways to use it: Add Pizzazz to Your Cakes Have you ever wondered why some cakes just look better than others and are presented so well? A lot of at-home chefs and restaurant chefs use candied fruit as the finishing touch on top of a cake. Candied ginger, lemon and orange peels resting graciously on top of an orange, lemon, vanilla or chocolate cake just make this baked good look so much better. Candied fruit can also be added in individual pieces to the top of cupcakes to make them sparkle. The next time you make a lemon loaf or a banana loaf, you can also place candied fruit on top of it as an edible, decorative addition. When you want to improve the presentation of any of your baked goods, turn to candied fruit. Add to Your Drinks When your guests arrive for dinner during the hot summer months, add a piece of candied fruit to the lip of the glass to make the drink look more appealing. When you’re serving a batch of lemonade out by the pool, a candied fruit can make this tart drink even more enjoyable. This fruit can be added to any drink and if you want to add a little something to your glass of plain water, just drop a piece of this candy right into it! Candied Fruit on Serving Trays When you have a tray full of delicious food, use candied fruit as a decorative item on the tray. It will add colour and variety to any type of food tray. When sandwiches are going to be served at a function, place candied fruit around them to add to the overall presentation. You can also let people know that this fruit is edible and once people start tasting it, they’ll certainly be reaching for more. Candied fruit can be used in a variety of different ways and when you’re looking for the best fruit available, turn to Epicureal. Our ingredients outperform the competition because quality is always a priority. When you’re looking for the best and second-best won’t do, visit our website at http://epicureal.com to see our wide assortment of quality...

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