Original of the Huron community of Wendake in the Quebec City region, Daniel Picard has been traveling around Quebec for more than 30 years in search of First Nations terroir products. In 2017, with his partner Patrice Dion, they created the company Les Épices du Guerrier in order to promote plants, herbs and spices from Quebec’s native terroir.
Meals have always been at the heart of First Nations traditions, symbolizing respect and sharing. Using ancestral knowledge passed down from generation to generation, Elders from many communities have participated in the creation of contemporary recipes for spice blends, highlighting the ancestral plants and herbs once used primarily for medicinal purposes that we use today in our flavor-packed blends.
One of our main ingredients, maple sugar, is a true treasure of our land! Discovered by native peoples, maple sugar is an excellent source of energy and contains very few carbohydrates.