Month: October 2012

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Virage “fléxitarien” au Commensal

October 30, 2012 26 Comments

La chaîne québécoise de restaurants végétariens Commensal a soulevé tout un tollé en annonçant l’introduction de crevettes, crabe et poulet à son menu. Cette petite révolution a été lancée par le biais d’une publicité télé diffusée dimanche soir, en plein coeur du Gala de l’ADISQ. Quelques heures plus tard, des centaines de messages remplissaient déjà […]

The most deliciously repulsive cake shop in the world

October 29, 2012 No Comments

Talented bakers and medical experts have joined forces last week-end in London, UK, for an unusual disease and anatomy-themed cake festival. “Eat Your Heart Out“, at London’s Pathology Museum, aimed to educate the public on anatomy and disease through the unusual medium of anatomically correct cakes, cookies, and cocktails. From cancer to sexually transmitted diseases, […]


Miso, art and tradition

October 27, 2012 No Comments

Miso is a fermented paste made from soybeans, sea salt, with or without the addition of a cereal (rice, barley or buckwheat). An essential food in Japanese cuisine, miso was known in China for almost 2,500 years by the name of “chiang”. It was a Buddhist monk who introduced it to Japan in the 7th […]

Colombian Delicacies – Part 2

October 26, 2012 No Comments

These other delicacies are also popular and typical around the country. Their ingredients vary from region to region, which makes them all the more interesting and delicious!

“Dessert? I’ll Pass.”- Could eating less make you live longer?

October 22, 2012 No Comments

This week, I attended “Controversations”: a Nutrition and Health symposium sponsored by The Dairy Farmers of Canada. Over 300 dieticians and I got a chance to listen to the latest research on many hot button nutritional topics. What got my attention was Dr. John R. Speakman*’s talk on calorie restriction and longevity. Could eating less […]

Rediscovering dried peas

October 20, 2012 No Comments

Once very common in the basic Quebecois diet, dried peas had become so neglected that the younger generations are not familiar with them at all. And yet this is a delicious and nutritious food that could be rediscovered in our traditional pea soup. It could also be mixed with curry, cumin and coconut, as it […]

Taste Montreal, November 1 to 11

October 19, 2012 No Comments

An innovative way to fight November’s gloom: the first edition of Taste Montreal. For about 10 days, delectable menus will be served at fixed prices (table d’hôte menus at $19, $29 and $39) in about 100 restaurants throughout the city.

Montreal à Table du 1er au 11 Novembre

October 19, 2012 1 Comment

Pour combattre la grisaille du mois de Novembre, voici un rendez-vous intéréssant: la première édition de Montréal à Table, soit la Semaine des restaurants de Montréal. À l’affiche des délectables menus à prix fixe (table d’hôte à 19$, 29$ et 39$) dans près de 100 établissements aux quatre coins de la ville.

The 50 best restaurants in Canada

October 17, 2012 No Comments

Maclean’s list of the 50 best restaurants in Canada is now available on newsstands. The list was compiled and the package overseen by Maclean’s food columnist and critic-at-large Jacob Richler, with the mouth-watering pictures of John Cullen.

Global Hand Washing Day: 15th October

October 15, 2012 No Comments

Global Hand washing day is celebrated each year on October 15th. The goal is to increase awareness about this “do-it-yourself” vaccine to reduce incidence of diarrhea and acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries. In fact, research shows that, if widely practiced, hand washing with soap could reduce […]

A little sausage called merguez

October 13, 2012 2 Comments

Merguez is a little red sausage spiced with cumin, pepper and other spices. The meat used in its preparation is beef and lamb. It originated in the Maghreb, which is the North African region between the Mediterranean Sea, the Sahara, the Atlantic Ocean and Egypt.

“War on the sandwich” declared in Rome

October 12, 2012 No Comments

It used to be one of the highlights of any trip to Rome: Sitting on a bench or on the Spanish Steps while eating a real Italian gelato. But since Oct. 1, it became a potentially costly vacation memory. Tourists will still be allowed to eat while they stroll, but stop or sit down while […]

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