From ZA to NY, Brooklyn Biltong

South African-style beef jerky cured in the open air

Dried meats are a staple in many diets around the world. From smoked jerky, the trusty American gas station fare, to South America’s dried llama and alpaca snack Ch’arki, what was historically born out of a lack of refrigeration for meats is now a beloved snack. As any South African will attest, the natural snack food of the rainbow nation is biltong—a dried meat that …

Bay Meats Butcher Shop Beef Jerky

A gluten-free, hand-sliced and 100% Canadian snack

Globalization may have reduced the number of surprising discoveries one makes in foreign lands, but the art of travel can still lead to exciting finds. The latest example of this is Bay Meats Butcher Shop‘s gluten-free beef jerky, a delicious snack we came across at a local outpost within the Toronto Pearson airport. Based in a historic Finnish District in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Bay Meats …

Love Grain

A healthy, tasty gluten-free pancake and waffle mix based on the tiniest grain in the world, Ethiopian teff

There’s a new ancient grain in town, and it goes by the name of teff. The tiniest grain in the world is native to Ethiopia, where it’s mainly used to bake injera; the flatbread that’s a national dish and eaten daily in households. Teff is a nutritional goldmine—a great source of iron, calcium, protein, is naturally gluten-free and can act as a substitute for wheat …