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Where to find Molecular Gastronomy Chemicals in YYC

lworthy Jun 14, 2012 01:47 PM

Ive tried to a couple different places but cant find items like Transglutamines, Sodium Alginate. Any tips?

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    mahargekim Jun 29, 2012 10:06 PM

    I recall seeing a molecular gastronomy set at SAIT's marketplace about a month and a half ago. It was on the same shelf as their vinegars and oils. I have no idea what the price might be but it would be exactly what you are looking for. Be sure to pick up some awesome and cheap steaks while you are there.

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      yen Jun 17, 2012 10:21 AM

      Ive seen a few things at Cookbook Co, but not the full selection. Same as localchef mentioned re community natural foods. For home use, i order from http://dcduby.com/ out of Vancouver. No customs, no garbage to deal with. They cost a bit more than shipping from the states, but their stuff is good.

      For large volume, ordering from the US is best.

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        localchef Jun 15, 2012 06:12 PM

        You can find some items such as agar agar and soy lecithin at co-op or community natural foods. For Transglutamines and alginate I have found that amazon.ca is a good resource (believe it or not) You can also look up JB Prince. They will ship to Canada with a minimum that is fairly easy to hit. My last suggestion is emailing a chef around Calgary and asking them to order some for you. Depending on who it is you might get lucky.

        1. The Gut Jun 14, 2012 09:41 PM

          Another thread comesup in "related discussions" on the side there. Someone said there was a place in canyon medows.

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          1. re: The Gut
            Scary Bill Jun 15, 2012 07:59 AM

            Thats Soffritto. Was Flavours of the World before a change in ownership.

            KSlink, what do you mean?

            1. re: Scary Bill
              The Gut Jun 15, 2012 03:55 PM

              Ah, I see. Carry on.

              1. re: The Gut
                Scary Bill Jun 22, 2012 06:47 PM

                And Keep Calm.

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            Scary Bill Jun 14, 2012 03:52 PM

            Try Soffritto.

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            1. re: Scary Bill
              KSlink Jun 14, 2012 03:58 PM

              HAH!!! Good one :)

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