The Little Bowl that started it all
My love story with oats started in a cozy Montreal kitchen, surrounded by some of my favorite people. It’s also where I saw my love for food turn into a full-blown obsession.
On a Saturday morning, sitting at Dorothy and Richard’s kitchen table with a cup of freshly brewed Irish breakfast tea, I had my first properly made bowl of oatmeal – or porridge as they called it. Simply drizzled with our very own Quebec maple syrup, it had nothing to do with the flavoured oatmeal packs. As I clasped the little bowl, I felt an instant warmth and I knew that I had just been introduced to something so simple, yet so utterly comforting.
Ever since then, oats have been a staple in my daily routine (more often paired with coffee nowadays, though), whether as the trusted and true maple oatmeal bowl or as a dessert or snack. A few years later, I started making granola, which became a favourite topping for yogurt, ice cream, salads, and cake as I experimented with flavours and textures.
Soon enough, Talla’s Cantina came to be, thanks to my friends, my family, and especially my amazing husband who was there through the laughter and the tears, always armed with patience for endless tastings and photoshoots.
In keeping with the feeling evoked by that warm first bite of wholesome oaty goodness, we have kept the list of ingredients simple and traditional. It is our hope that you feel the same familiar feeling of comfort we do with each and every bite.
– The Talla’s Cantina Team –