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 Peameal Bacon Sandwich

How do you make the most of a cured cut of peameal bacon? You slice it and fry it. That's the kind of thinking that brought the world famous peameal bacon sandwich into existence. For 40 years, Carousel Bakery, birthplace of the peameal sandwich, has been serving the crowds at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market. Now tourists from all over the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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

We are the Best Molson Beer

Founded in 1786 by John Molson, Montreal's Molson Brewery is the oldest operating brewery in North America. For over 100 years, this company has been gaining international recognition. Currently, Molson Coors is the third largest beer company in the world, brewing 90 kinds of beers that are available in 50 countries. Seventh generation Molsons, Geoff and Andrew, are driven by ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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

We are the Best Mustard Seeds from Cabri

Did you know that Canada is the largest producer of high-quality mustard in the world? Condiment makers like Maille use Canadian seeds for their famous Dijon. In fact, they end up buying more than 5,000 tonnes of yield every year — enough for more than 1.9 billion small jars of mustard. Farmers like Kevin Hursh from Cabri, Sask., are part ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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

We are the Best Lac La Ronge Wild Rice

Farmer Tom Hamilton spends late August boating around the shallow shorelines and bays of Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan. He is harvesting some of the world's most nutritious wild rice, which will later be bought and processed by the Northern Lights Food Company. The goal is not to harvest as much rice as possible, but to harvest the best quality rice ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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

We are the Best Lavaltrie Strawberry Plants

The strawberries from your local grocery store may grow in the U.S., but there is a chance they got their start in Quebec. It is on farms like Production Lareault, in Lavaltrie, where strawberry seedlings begin to sprout. On this farm alone, there are 35 strawberry varieties being grown and another 150 being tested. All these different types of strawberries ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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

We are the Best Edgeley Wheat

You may not know that Canada is the world's premier exporter of durum wheat. In the small town of Edgeley, Saskatchewan, farmer Franck Groeneweg and his family spend their days cultivating top quality grain that is used in pasta all over the world — including Italy. Join Ricardo as he learns about the passion and technology behind the product. You'll ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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