It’s very important to the wines we drink, but is it important to how our food tastes? Do we think about Terroir when we cook?
Does that mean that carrots from the Blenkensop Valley are going to taste different than those that are grown just outside Langley?
Wine makers claim that it’s the sum total of soil composition, latitude, elevation, contour, sun exposure and climate.
Tomatoes grown in Greece or Italy certain taste different than the ones imported from California or Brazil.
When we explore a new wine or a new dish, I think about how it got to the glass or plate, and will/would it taste different if it were created somewhere else.
In countries that have strong culinary traditions, meaning most of the Old World, the culinary patrimony of the land is as important as national honour. It is not only worth preserving for these people, but it helps define who they are. A person who does not have a strong opinion about cuisine is a person without a cuisine. (Clifford A. Wright)
To put it in perspective, every country has a donut – but they look and taste different with each locale.
To us, it’s all about experiencing the uniqueness of place:
ALL the interactions!