The Jury des Fins Gourmets is the occasion that showcases the expertise of producers and craftsmen from the territory of the Scarpe-Escaut (French aspect) and Plaines de l’Escaut (Belgian aspect) pure parks. Each different 12 months it’s held in Kain. The opposite 12 months, it was in Orchies, within the resort faculty, that Horeca professionals, residents of the 2 parks and representatives of the press had been invited to style the merchandise offered.
This 12 months, there have been 18 within the working, producers and craftsmen, with the hope of profitable a willow (for a rating of 13/20) or a golden willow (for a rating of 17/20), in addition to seduce cooks and/or the press. A complete of 25 prizes had been awarded on the finish of the night organized in Orchies.
The participation document holder
Amongst them, Mystère and Boule de Glace (Lesdain) which, with its ultra-original ice cream created from chicory and brown sugar caramel, has conquered each the locals (saule d’or), each the cooks and the press who every awarded him their favorite. “I can not consider it”, assured on the spot, Anne-Chantal Dupont. “That is my eighth participation within the competitors, however I am nonetheless simply as pressured by the stakes and the will that my merchandise be favored. This 12 months, particularly, I had taken a threat: the chicory ice cream, like that, on paper, not everybody desires to style it. I related it with a brown sugar caramel, which balances the tastes with out extinguishing the bitterness of the chicory”. The frozen dessert specialist doesn’t disguise the truth that creating her recipe took her fairly a little bit of time: “The flavors needed to be marked, however the combination ought to work and the feel ought to be nice within the mouth”. A profitable guess for Anne-Chantal Dupont: her ice cream turned out to be as shocking because it was scrumptious. And essentially the most simple a part of her recipe is that she mixed 100% native merchandise: milk from Taintignies, sugar from Fontenoy, chicory from Orchies and brown sugar from Wez. “If I’ll supply it to my card?” “says the craftswoman? “I’ll need to! she smiles, amazed by this new success.
As a result of the Fins Gourmets Jury not solely rewards the know-how of producers and craftsmen within the area, but additionally professionals able to showcasing merchandise from the pure park. “The specs require that at the least 60% of the fundamental merchandise come from the area”, confirms Anne-Chantal Dupont, who had fulfilled this requirement even past the request.
High quality rapeseed oil
Among the many different award-winning producers, the Fauvarque Farm, particularly well-known for its flours… and which offered, this 12 months, an unimaginable Rapeseed oil (which received a willow). “This award is nice recognition of our work,” rejoices Camille Fauvarque. “As a result of it represents a variety of work… it is enjoyable! “. If the Lamain farm began producing oil in February of this 12 months, it was above all to “valorise farm by-products”, explains Camille. “Since we produce feed for our animals (we’re fodder self-sufficient), we use the rapeseed within the oil mill and we maintain the meal for the animals. It is an actual plus”. The household farm then developed a high quality oil: “The key is to wash the seeds effectively after which press them chilly, that is what retains all of the nutritional vitamins”.
These two merchandise, in addition to 16 others had been awarded this 12 months. To find them, a discovery basket can be provided in collaborating native grocery shops in November. “This 12 months was notably distinctive”, greeted one of many two co-presidents of the jury, Lawrence Dudans, workshop supervisor on the Sainte-Union de Kain.
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