Canadian town cuts the mustard to be the world's condiment capital

Canada produces 35 to 40 per cent of the world's mustard seeds, with Gravelbourg at the core of this output.

With its church and main street, Gravelbourg seems like just another Canadian prairie town. But it has a little known claim to fame - as prime producer of the world's mustard seeds.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 5:32am

Out shopping

Travel light

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


74 Peel Street, Central

Tel: 2868 1428

Open: noon-2pm (Saturday and Sunday from 11am), 6pm-11pm (Friday and Saturday until midnight)

Cuisine: Japanese robatayaki.

Price: About HK$350 per person without drinks and before adding service charge.

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Fauchon doesn't cut the mustard with director

Actor and director Daniel Wu Yin-cho has launched a one-man boycott against Fauchon, a French luxury food emporium in Beijing, after reading a comment its marketing manager, Natalie Monlezun, reportedly made during an interview with Time magazine.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Small packages

Succulent dark quail meat is delicious. When boned as instructed below, the little birds take just a few minutes to cook.

Grilled quail with baby spinach, arugula, beetroot and mustard dressing (pictured)

This recipe is by food stylist Vivian Herijanto.

4 quails, about 150 grams each, thawed, if frozen

80 grams arugula

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

SoHo SoHo

9 Old Bailey Street, Central

Tel: 2147 2618

Open: noon-2.30pm, 7pm-11pm daily

18 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Top seed for a salad

Pomegranates are difficult to eat but are worth making the effort. Once you cut through the leathery skin you have to pry the tiny fruit from the membrane. The fruit is beautiful: crisp, ruby-coloured flesh covering a small edible seed, which you can either spit out or swallow. Take care when eating pomegranates because the fruit stains; the juice was once used as a dye.

20 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Chef's special

An acclaimed chef in the promotion of Italian fine dining cuisine all over the world, Sarino Serratore started his career at the Hotel Savoy Baur-En-Ville in Switzerland in 1983.

30 Aug 1996 - 12:00am