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This article was published 7/7/2014 (2152 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Chokecherries might be the new flavour of Manitoba.
Gourmet Inspirations, a manufacturer of gourmet food products, created a Wild Manitoba Choke Cherry Sauce to be featured in an online article called "Summer Foods You Must Have in Canada" at smartertravel.com
Peter Fehr is the owner of Gourmet Inspirations. Fehr said the business currently doesn’t have a physical address, but he rents space out of Knox United Church’s kitchen at 400 Edmonton St.
According to Fehr, SmarterTravel reached out to Travel Manitoba, asking them to contact several culinary experts to create potential summer foods for an article.
"I replied, and they picked me to represent Manitoba for this blog," Fehr said.
Fehr said he had grown up around chokecherries, and thought incorporating them into a recipe would be a good idea.
"It’s chokecherries, some sugar, thickened with rice starch, and salt. That’s it — it’s basic and clean ingredients. No preservatives," Fehr said.
Fehr said chokecherries don’t taste good by themselves, but are delicious when made into a sauce.
Although the sauce is made of fruit, it can be applied to both sweet and savoury dishes. According to a release, the sauce can be used on both pork tenderloin and pancakes.
"It was done on purpose because I just love being versatile with my products," Fehr explained.
The Wild Manitoba Choke Cherry Sauce isn’t available for purchase yet, but in a couple of weeks it will be exclusively available at Generation Green at The Forks.
Gourmet Inspirations currently makes four different gourmet sauces: Sweet & Spicy Lemon, Creamy Peppercorn Whisky, Chocolate Port, and Fresh Strawberry Balsamic with Basil.
Fehr created the company in 2013, bringing a wealth of culinary experience, having cooked for a wide variety of people from guests at a Northern Manitoba fishing resort to country club members.
For more information, visit gourmetinspirations.ca
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