As the holiday season is fast approaching, here is a selection of a few books, kitchen accessories and gourmet products perfect for spoiling your loved ones.
“When a man is hungry, it is better to teach him to fish than to give him a fish,” said Confucius. And why not teach him to cook? Slipping a recipe book under the Christmas tree, what a great adventure, a source of pleasure and autonomy to give as a gift!
HOP IN THE WOK!
Creators of a YouTube channel, Christina Potvin and Quy Tâm Vo publish 100 of their best Asian cooking recipes. Basic ingredients, the art of combining flavors, they demystify the use of the wok, and more.
► Cardinal Editions
CLIMATE, CUISINE + WINE ACCORDING TO THE SEASONS
An inspiring book on seasonal cuisine by chef Jean-Sébastien Giguère, from the restaurants Le Coureur des Bois, La Cabane du Coureur and h3, along with valuable advice on the science of food-wine pairings, well explained by sommelier Hugo Duchesne .
► Les Éditions La Presse
MINIMINIMENU, I COOK DINNER
A collection offering a thousand and one tips to turn toddlers into great chefs. Recipes for children, with illustrated ingredients and tools, well-explained steps and colorful photos. Perfect for developing the autonomy and creativity of mini-chefs, while providing them with knowledge they will have for life!
► Éditions Cardinal
Tasty, simple and inexpensive recipes to start cooking
In Too good!,the apprentice cook will find the information useful to be functional in the kitchen and to make simple, healthy and tasty meals at a low price. This book is an initiative of La Tablée des Chefs which, since 2008, has offered a culinary starter kit to young people from the DPJ who are about to take off.
► Les Éditions La Press
APERO WITH MARC DUPRÉ
For singer and distiller Marc Dupré, the aperitif is the perfect opportunity to take a break and celebrate. In 50 cocktail recipes based on Quebec alcohols and suggestions for festive bites, it covers all types of aperitifs, from romantic date to pre-game with the gang.
► Les Éditions de l'Homme
COOKING IN WINTER
In this first book of a series of four on the seasons, Cassandra Loignon offers 85 gourmet and comforting recipes on the theme of winter and delivers her best advice for organizing a successful reception, including her methods for setting up a table and plates. worthy of a great restaurant, in “simply chic” mode! ”.
► Pratico Edition
GRILLING VEGETABLES ON THE BBQ
On the fire or on the grill, this book by Steven Raichlen shows us a host of original ways to prepare vegetables to make main dishes or side dishes. There are recipes for salads, sandwiches and dips made with grilled vegetables.
► Les Éditions de l'Homme
Of Asian origin, Jenna Quach shares 80 tempting recipes for Asian soups, traditional or original, classified according to seven countries and made with ingredients found in Quebec, with the added bonus of recipes for broth and sauces for Chinese fondue.
► Pratico Edition
THE CAFFEINED RECIPE GUIDE
From flavored lattes to desserts, fried chicken, pan-fried scallops or cocktails, coffee can be incorporated into a multitude of dishes as surprising as they are delicious, reveals this guide from Barrista Microtorréfacteur.
► Éditions Québec Amérique
75 recipes that are so much fun to cooking with children
As colorful as it is playful, Desserts Wow!by Caroline Savard offers recipes that are simple to make while being spectacular. An invitation to cook with the family while having fun. Muffins, cakes, fruity desserts, donuts and sweets, you'll find something to celebrate and fill the lunch box.
► Pratico Edition
Five gourmet products to slip into the Christmas stocking
Fresh, brand new, here are five gourmet products designed in Quebec that are all the rage these days, perfect for garnish Christmas stockings!
The Surette range is expanding with two new flavors: raw unfiltered cider vinegar and apple and maple balsamic, condiments designed in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac from blends of young and old cider vinegars , apple must and maple syrup. Original and delicious in vinaigrette or marinade for meat.
Based on precious vanilla exported by a company in Saint-Roch-sur-Richelieu, and presented in the form of 100% pure extracts and vanilla pastes, Colibri Vanille products are fair trade and make us travel by making us discover different terroirs. Discover the subtle differences between vanilla from Mexico, New Zealand and Madagascar.
More than simple cocktail syrups, Coq’Tail products, made in Laval, offer a real mixology adventure! Their packaging features a QR code that leads to several exclusive recipes that can be made from each syrup. Available in different flavors and made with real infused fruit.
PAELLA KITS PAELLA MARISOL
Available in different formats, these paella kits include all the basic ingredients to make this delicious, emblematic Spanish dish, including the recipe and the flat-bottomed pan! There is bomba rice, typically used for paella, as well as spices, saffron and broth mixes. All that remains is to add proteins and vegetables of your choice!
MR. COFFEE SYRUPS COCKTAILS
Available individually or in a cute box, Monsieur Cocktail's vanilla, hazelnut, salted caramel and pumpkin spice flavored coffee syrups are made with 100% real and natural ingredients. They deliciously flavor coffees, hot chocolates, desserts, ice creams and sweet cocktails.
Kitchen accessories to add a string to your bow
With new kitchen equipment, you can develop projects that you have long dreamed of, or that you had not even thought of doing. They make our lives easier, save us time and improve our skills. Beautiful gifts to offer to those you love, according to their passions!
SHAKER TRISTAN D'ALAMBIKA
The Tristan cocktail mixer d 'Alambika is made up of three stainless steel pieces, including an integrated strainer and stopper, adorned with a luxurious mirror-engraved finish. With its 500 ml capacity, it allows you to make all our favorite cocktails with the elegance of a pro!
► Sold online and at Alambika, $59.95
FONDUSSIMO FONDUE KIT
Thanks to its pan with small perforated baskets, the Fondussimo fondue kit revolutionizes the way of eating fondue. No more tangled forks and food lost at the bottom of the broth with this innovation designed in Quebec!
► Available online or at several retailers, $174.99
QUEBEC BBQ SMOKE BOX
Cooler temperatures are ideal for smoking! The BBQ Québec smoke box, made of stainless steel, allows you to add a touch of smoke to your meat and fish, thanks to the shavings it contains and which produce smoke when heated on the BBQ.  ;
► Sold at BBQ Québec, $15.99
BLACK+DECKER CONVECTION AND AIR FRYER OVEN
An all-in-one appliance, this oven combines the properties of a convection oven with those of the new trendy cooking method, hot air frying. It allows you to obtain the good taste of frying without the fat, and produces golden and crispy food as desired.
► Sold at several retailers, $144.99
CAMELLIA SINENSIS ICED TEA PITCHER
An elegant glass pitcher that withstands cold or hot brews, featuring a fine filter that lets only the liquid through when pouring, and whose transparency allows you to appreciate the beauty of tea, fruit or flowers.
► Available online and at Camellia Sinensis , $32