When you think of iconic food from Montreal, what do you think of? Smoked meat, bagels, “steamies”? One of our culinary claims to fame that put our celebrated culinary scene on the map has been garnering international recognition over the past years popping up on menus around the world from England to Hong Kong. Poutine! Poutine is more than just French fries, cheese curds and gravy; places around town are taking this originally lowbrow dish found only in your finest greasy spoon establishments. [click to continue…]

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I love taking takings of my food – which is quite obvious if you follow me on Instagram and because I write this blog. I like to consider myself an amateur food pornographer, if that’s even a thing. It should be, because that’s what I am. If you don’t know what “Food Porn” is Wikipedia defines it as: “Food porn is a glamourized spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements, infomercials, blogs, cooking shows or other visual media, foods boasting a high fat and calorie content, exotic dishes that arouse a desire to eat or the glorification of food as a substitute for sex.” That pretty much sums it up. Who better than industry chefs to be the finest purveyors of food porn. So if you’re down to get dirty with some deliciously porny food pictures, here are some Instagram accounts of Montreal chefs that will give you a glimpse of what happens behind the line and a look into their kitchens. [click to continue…]

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Ever been HANGRY? You know, like that Snickers commercial; the zone we enter when we’re so hungry that we’re angry – Hangry. When you don’t know what you want to eat, but know exactly what you DON’T want to eat and shoot down every suggestion someone gives you, like the sheer thought of “pasta” is a curse they just casted on your family and bloodline for three generations. This is the worst feeling to have when walking into a Montreal restaurant for several reasons: 1) nothing will look appetizing. 2) Everything will look appetizing. 3) Your hanger would have already made its way over to your hippocampus skewing your cognitive emotional reasoning that you have an interior monologue while staring blankly at your server as they recite the day’s special wondering if they have a quota to fill because their buzzwords of “local”, “organic”, “seasonal” and “from the market” isn’t selling it. I don’t know, maybe that’s just me. I recently hit up this spot in St. Henri that took on my hangriness, Henri Saint Henri. [click to continue…]

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Spicy Szechuan Dishes in Verdun – Restaurant Hong Mere

I don’t have to tell you how much I love Montréal. As much as I bitch about traffic, douchebag drivers, construction, the weather and slow-walkers at Walmart, I love it all. One of the things I love most about Montréal is the food scene; the variety of restaurants, the multitude of boroughs that foster, in […]

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Let’s Make Dumplings!

Do you like dumplings? Of course you do – what kind of monster would you be if you didn’t?! One of the things that I love most is eating copious amounts of these little meat-filled savoury pouches is that that come in so many different varieties, that it would take a life time to say […]

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One World Kitchen Cooking Show Premiere + Giveaway!

As a food blogger and avid home cook, I’m always looking for new recipes to try out and tastes and flavours to discover. Today marks the launch of a brand new program that’s trying to redefine the way we learn and discover new recipes and techniques from cooking shows. One World Kitchen is the new […]

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Little Italy’s New Asian Restaurant – Restaurant Makoto

Have you been to that new Korean and Japanese “izakaya” in Little Italy? You know the one right past Fruiterie Milano, north of Dante? You can’t miss it, its the only izakaya in Little Italy. I’ve walk past, and driven past this place numerous times. My once favourite Thai restaurant in all of Montreal rebranded […]

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