The Epicuria Blog

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Enjoy the ride.”

The Many ‘Sides’ of Thanksgiving

Turkey is often the center of the harvest feast we call Thanksgiving. A time invested and family honored tradition in many North American households that has become synonymous with the festive season. Family gathered around the table, a roasted turkey at its centre,...

Whole Food Vs. Supermarket Meals – Feeding Your Life

Feeding ourselves and our families has never been more complex. One minute everything we love is bad for us, two years later it’s good for us. Everyday we’re bombarded with stories about GMOs, pesticides and herbicides, chemical agents in our food system and water,...

ALT Hotel Ottawa & Epicuria – Partners in Taste

With the grand opening of the new ALT Hotel Ottawa now behind us we thought it was time to share a few tasty tidbits on who they are, and how we're involved at Ottawa's newest hospitality venture. Group Germaine Hotels is a family run business based in Quebec City,...

Floral Notes with Mood Moss Flowers

It’s been a long winter and a bumpy start to spring. Time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors and while we’re at it, bring a little outdoors, in.  Let's get into the mood with Mood Moss Flowers! Nothing makes a space more inviting than fresh cut flowers or a...

Seven Things to Know Before You Call Your Caterer

If you're new to the fine art of calling a catering company, we can help.  Let's start by asking a few questions to see how we can work together.   There are seven key questions that give us a framework to work from, they boil down to who, when, where, how, a couple...

Herbs in the Epicuria Kitchen, The Anatomy of Fresh

The art of cuisine is the understanding of how ingredients enhance technique.  Take herbs for instance, we use a lot of herbs in our kitchen, both fresh and dried.  The important thing is knowing when to use them and why.  But what may come to a surprise, is how...

Epicuria 2.0

MARCH 16 2011 the fire alarm sounded in the business block at the corner of Beechwood and McKay.  Businesses evacuated, sirens screamed and firefighters arrived. Smoke billowed from windows and the gathering crowd was moved back as the fire quickly engulfed the...

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