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How to Make a Caipirinha with Pitu Cachaca at SIAL 2013

Symbolized by the red Pitú on the label (some people call it the lobster), Pitú is the most recognized brand of cachaça in the world. Made from fresh cut sugar cane, it is known for superb quality, and how well it blends with fresh fruit and juice. Pitú is the spirit of the Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil. Originally known as the peasant’s drink, it found its way into the capital cities of Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and from there to the most stylish bars and restaurants all over the world. With Pitú, you can make the very best Caipirinhas and other fruit cocktails.

PITÚ BRAZILIAN CAIPIRINHA

Ingredients:

  • One-half lime
  • 2 tsp. granulated or bar sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 oz. Pitú Cachaça
  • Garnish with slice of lime

Preparation:

  1. Cut lime into small pieces and place in an old-fashioned glass. Add sugar.
  2. Muddle lime and sugar with a pestle or spoon.
  3. Fill glass with ice. Add Pitú.
  4. Put contents in shaker, shake well, return contents to glass and serve.

For more information visit pitubrazil.com.

May 6, 2013 | By | Reply More

Marble Pop at SIAL 2013

Marble Pop is a fun, new carbonated drink inspired by the classic Japanese soda ramune. Marble Pop and its very unique glass bottle, incorporates a marble to seal the drink, not the usual twist-off cap.

Look closely at the unique bottle and you’ll notice the marble actually seals the drink. To release this seal, you need to push the marble down into the bottle. In other words, you need to “POP” the marble to be able to enjoy this carbonated drink. Hence the name “Marble Pop”.

Although this Codd-neck bottle is like nothing you’ve ever seen, it is quite safe. Unless the glass bottle itself is broken, it is impossible for the marble to be taken out. It is secured by the blue safety ring at the top. Just follow the directions on the side of the bottle on how to “POP” the marble, and you’ll be enjoying this refreshing drink in no time. Just remember that young children should have their parents open the bottle for them and supervise their drinking. Don’t forget to properly dispose of the plastic pieces after opening, and remember to toss the empty glass bottle in the recycling bin after drinking.

For more information visit marblepop.com

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Caveman Foods at SIAL 2013

Caveman Foods has developed a variety of naturally fermented soda, also known as water kefir.  They decided to go back to the basics and flavour their fizzy ferments with pure and simple flavors which include vanillatarragonroseblack pepper, and saffron.  The nutritious beverages are organic, raw, probiotic, and contain no caffeine.

For more information visit eatcavemanfood.com.

 

May 6, 2013 | By | Reply More

Death Row Meals presents Pogo Jump Up, Throwdown!

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Looking for something to do this Cinco de Mayo? Head on out to Rock Lobster Food Co. on Sunday for the second Death Row Meals competition style event of 2013, Pogo Jump Up, Throwdown! Chefs will be competing for the 1st ever Pogo Championship. The rules are simple: stick, protein, coating, and cook, these are the only instructions our chefs have been given. There will be lots of great food, drinks and a killer reggae playlist to ease you into your Sunday afternoon.

The previous competition was the immensely popular Taco Throwdown, so definitely don’t miss this one! The $45 ticket price includes pogos and alcohol pairings. Details are still being confirmed, but this will be a great event!

Confirmed kitchens participating: 

Limited tickets are available online via uniiverse.

Pogo Jump Up, Throwdown! Sunday May 5, 2013 at 12:30pm. Rock Lobster Food Co., 110 Ossington Ave; P 416-533-1800.

May 3, 2013 | By | Reply More

SLURP Noodlefest Returns

On Sunday March 3rd 2013 some of Toronto’s best and brightest chefs converged on The Great Hall for the first SLURP Noodlefest presented by NOW Magazine, delivering their unique culinary spin on pho, ramen, and other popular noodle dishes, as well as a wide array of globally-inspired streetfood snacks.

A brand new line-up of Toronto chefs will gather at 99 Sudbury as SLURP Noodlefest returns on April 20, 2013 for the second (and possibly final) instalment that promises to be bigger and better than the first!

Confirmed vendors Include:

SLURP Noodlefest v2 will also feature more of the best in local brewing and distilling from Double Trouble Brewery, Tequila Tromba, Dillon’s Distillery and Chateau Des Charmes winery.

Tickets are $10 and are now available at Uniiverse.com. A limited number of tickets are available, so be sure to order your ticket today. Note that admission does not include the price of food or drinks. Food items will range between $5 and $10 and will be priced at the vendor’s discretion. This is a 19+ event.

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