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Food fantasy challenge #2: hard-to-find food in Ottawa

As part of our Food Bank "food fantasy" fundraising challenge (more details here), we're asking our finalists to complete challenges, in the hopes of earning more Food Bank donations in their name.


This week's challenge to these 9 folks: go on a scavenger hunt, to find as many listener-suggested, hard-to-find ingredients as possible, and take a selfie with the item to prove it has indeed been found, in the flesh.


Now, we don't know for certain that all of these ingredients are actually available in the Ottawa area...So if you want to help our finalists out, and know where one of these ingredients can be found, feel free to email us and let us know which finalist you'd like us to pass on your hot tip to....


These are the hard-to-find foot items:

1. Corn tortillas

2. Black Russian Mustard

3. Frozen sour cherries

4. Fresh injera

5. Preservative-free heavy cream

6. Suet (for baking, not birds!)

7. Orange blossom water

8. Makrut leaves 

9. Gluten-free deli meat

10. Ground rice (not rice flour!)

11. Frozen pearl onions

12. Shiso

13. Dried wild blueberries

14. Fenugreek

15. Maple vinegar

16. Lipston's Sidekick Singapore Curried Noodles

17. Germany curried ketchup

18. Frozen cloudberries (not the jam)

19. Queso Fresco

20. Rotelle

21. Muscovado sugar

22. Large pearl tapioca

23. Huitlacoche (aka "corn smut")

24. Saba (grape-based syrup)

25. File powder (for gumbo)

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