We are the Best

We are the Best is a collection of 52 short video documentaries that celebrates and explores the extraordinary richness of Canada’s culinary heritage. In a wide-spanning overview of Canadian food producers from coast to coast to coast, famed chef Ricardo Larrivée introduces us to the best products our country has to offer. He pays homage to young entrepreneurs, creators and influencers — whether they are farmers, vintners, artisans, chefs or environmentalists — who are shaping today’s and tomorrow’s food heritage.

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Episodes

We are the Best The Cold Snap Pear from the Niagara Valley New

Thanks to a group of researchers and producers from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Canadians can now enjoy local pears all year round. Dr. Amy Bowen heads up the research on the Cold Snap pear at Vineland Growers' Co-operative. In this episode of We Are The Best, she explains to chef Ricardo Larrivée how this Canadian invention was developed, and makes her pitch for ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

We are the Best Hemingford Ice Cider New

Twenty years ago, nobody knew anything about ice cider, but Domaine Neige owner François Pouliot managed to build a global brand off of the cold Canadian beverage. Now people all over the world are lining up to have a little taste of Quebec. Forty-five minutes south of Montreal, in the village of Hemmingford, Pouliot grows, hand picks and processes the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

We are the Best Couscous from Candiac New

What do Casablanca and Candiac, Quebec, have in common? Couscous. Did you know that 400 tons of couscous is shipped across the Atlantic every year? Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he gets to the root of this golden grain.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

We are the Best Beef from Cochrane New

Why Alberta's grasslands are the perfect place to raise cattle. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée for a day of feeding the herd on the lush and temperate grasslands of southern Alberta, as he learns where Canadian beef begins.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

We are the Best The Bayview Malpèque Oyster New

One hundred and seventeen years ago, P.E.I.'s Malpeque was named the world's best oyster. Here's why. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he as explores one of Eastern Canada's most famous treats.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

We are the Best Maple Syrup from Saint-Robert-Bellarmin New

Step inside two Quebec sugar shacks — one vintage, the other state-of-the-art. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he taps into the sweet heart of maple country and learns just how much the industry has changed.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

We are the Best Icewine from Niagara Peninsula New

Canadians didn't invent icewine — but we did perfect it. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he tours the famed Inniskillin estate winery in the Niagara Peninsula and explores the intricacies of this classic Canadian beverage.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

We are the Best Lentils from Riceton New

When it comes to lentils, this 65-person Sask. town proves that small things can pack a punch. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he roams the Sask. fields and learns why lentils may be the key to a sustainable food future.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

We are the Best Sparkling Cider from Rougemont New

This pioneering Quebec cider house is spearheading Canada's craft cider revival. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he explores what goes into making world-class cider.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

We are the Best Dried Peas from Landis New

Why Canada is becoming the pantry of the world (think: peas). Dried peas from Landis, Sask., are sold in over 75 countries. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he learns about the power of the pulse.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]