Tag: spread

Foodstuff: Brome Lake Duck Pâté

Brome Lake Duck Pate 1

For several years now, while dining in Ottawa, I have seen ‘Brome Lake Duck’ appearing in various menu selections, as pate, confit, or what have you … I have yet to try any of the offerings and had always vaguely assumed that Brome Lake was a lake somewhere in Ontario and that the ducks were wild ones hunted in the general area. As it turns out, the lake is in Quebec and the name, more properly ‘Canards du Lac Brome’, refers to an outfit that specializes in raising Pekin Duck (which is also known as ‘Peking Duck’, but doesn’t have any particular connection to the dish of the same name). Anyway, I have been seeing jars of the pate you see pictured above in my local store for some months now and I thought it time I gave it a try… Continue reading “Foodstuff: Brome Lake Duck Pâté”

Foodstuff: Baconnaise – A Bacon flavored Spread

Baconnaise 1

With the advent of bacon flavored candy, bacon-flavored ice-cream, and a host of other combinations, it was only a matter of time before a mayonnaise based bacon spread hit the shelves and, naturally, when I saw this particular product, I couldn’t resist giving it a try. Unfortunately, much as I  enjoy bacon, and all the creative foodstuffs made using it, this one failed to tickle my culinary fancy… Continue reading “Foodstuff: Baconnaise – A Bacon flavored Spread”