Ask Our Chefs

Q: What are fiddleheads?

Fiddleheads are a great Canadian food item since they only grow in certain environments. Fiddleheads are the curled up tops of the elephant fern as they sprout out of the ground in late spring. They are a dark, green coiled vegetable that can be prepared the same way you would cook broccoli or asparagus. Enjoy!

Q: Why do you add salt to water when you’re boiling foods?

A: There are a couple of reasons: flavour (salt enhances the taste of foods as a seasoning) – and that’s fairly obvious. But the other reason is that salt increases the water’s boiling point so that the water will boil faster.

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    • Hi Melissa! Thanks for your message. There are a number of great books and videos showing knife skills. At Liaison College we use a book called Professional Knife Skills by Christopher Day. The publisher is Pearson.
      Come and visit one of our locations for a live demonstration! Our chefs would be happy to show you. Liaison College

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