Month: December 2009

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Late night cravings

December 29, 2009 No Comments

Who has not felt peckish on returning home from a movie, play, concert or even the gym, without having the time to prepare anything too complicated?


Lick your lips for just 1 Euro!

December 26, 2009 10 Comments

I have simply got to share with you the most fabulous discovery that I have made since my arrival in Italy: the raw milk vending machine! Newly arrived from a country where vending machines are the realm of empty calories and where raw milk cheeses are a delicate subject, I was absolutely stunned to see […]

A stress-free turkey for Christmas

December 23, 2009 No Comments

Ever since it was served in a meal to the first famished colonialists, turkey has become the traditional dish during Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. It is a popular choice of meat even more nowadays, because of its low fat content and exceptionally high protein and vitamin content.

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Cranberries: Christmas Berries

December 21, 2009 No Comments

This little berry is an inseparable accompaniment to turkey during traditional holiday meals. Cranberries have also started to grow popular over the years, thanks to their exceptional antioxidant qualities.

Sumptuous recipes for the holiday season

December 19, 2009 No Comments

Originally published in Journal de Montréal on December 27, 2008. This week I’d like to suggest some really simple recipes for you, presented in our usual manner, but which will definitely impress your guests if you are receiving friends and family during these holidays.

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The honourable almond

December 16, 2009 No Comments

Although the almond was ignored for a long time because of its high calorific and fat content, it’s now becoming popular again, thanks to recent studies, which suggest that regular intake of shelled nuts such as almonds can lower bad cholesterol (LDL) without leading to any weight gain.

A question of… “good tuna”

December 14, 2009 No Comments

Originally published in Journal de Montréal on December 8, 2007. Tuna happens to be one of the types of fish that contain maximum amounts of Omega-3 – the good fats whose health benefits everyone keeps praising these days. On top of that, it is also rich in proteins and low in cholesterol.

Hanukkah, let the light shine!

December 12, 2009 No Comments

Originally published in Journal de Montréal on December 12, 2009. The great Jewish festival of Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the altar of offerings in the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, following an important military victory against the enemies of Israel in 165 BC.

“Ossobuco”: the ace is in the hole!

December 9, 2009 2 Comments

Ossobuco (also known as osso buco) or veal shanks, is a classic Italian dish that originated in Milan and it literally means “bone with a hole”. It is made from slices of veal shanks (preferably from milk-fed veal) with bone and marrow, braised languorously in a sauce of white wine and tomatoes, and is often […]

Let’s celebrate by eating locally!

December 8, 2009 No Comments

‘Terra Madre’ Day will be celebrated for the very first time on December 10, 2009. To mark this occasion, you are invited to organize an activity that encourages and supports local food products. Even as I write this, more than 800 events are already being planned in more than 100 countries.

Feta fetish in Quebec

December 5, 2009 No Comments

Originally published in Journal de Montréal on December 5, 2009. Feta is a brined curd cheese that is soft and white and produced in blocks. It has been made in Greece since ancient times, but its name only dates back to the 17th Century. It comes from the Italian word “fetta” meaning “slice”. The curd […]


Cobbler’s pasta

December 2, 2009 No Comments

Long ago, in the poorer neighbourhoods of Naples, people often didn’t have enough money to pay the shoe cobbler. So it was a common practice to barter a few bits of food in exchange for repaired soles.

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