Italian

Every neighbourhood likes to have things they call their own; the corner deep that’s run by a cute family, the big fat stray cat that everyone seems to feed and that guy who reserves parking spot on the street with a folding chair after digging his car out after a snowstorm. But none of these […]

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It’s tomato season and markets around Montreal are filled to the brim with farmer bounties of bushels upon bushels of ripe tomatoes. I recently had to opportunity to learn and more importantly participate in a tomato harvest haul and a variable late-summer ritual of making authentic Italian tomato sauce. I visit my buddy Tony while […]

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I hit up this small lunch counter in Villeray for what I was expecting to be a regular porchetta sandwich. I was wrong. I’ve had my fair share of porchetta, in a sandwich, on pasta, on pizza, fried rice, dumplings, facial scrubs, everything. I’ve never eaten one that wasn’t great, so even if the notion […]

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It’s that time of year again, where guilty heathens who went full yolo during the holidays crowd local cardio classes and fill their gym bags full of lies and self deceit. Working off holiday cheer is something I’m very used to, but logging distance on a treadmill isn’t my style. I burn my calories going […]

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I’m not Italian, but I feel as though I could be considered a small percentage Italian purely based on osmosis. I can’t tell you (and I probably wouldn’t want to try and figure out) how much pasta and Italian food I’ve eaten in my life. Despite the fact that I already talk with my hands […]

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If you happened to catch my post a couple of weeks ago, Pizzeria GEMA was handing out free pizzas at their shop on the corner of St-Dominique and Dante where hundreds of people showed up to cop a free pie. This event wasn’t to coincide with an opening per se, but it was a chance […]

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There isn’t denying when a restaurant is good, but what happens when the restaurant is great? Do you do the moral thing and spread the word? Or are you greedy, keep it to yourself a little bit long before letting people know? There isn’t anything that the public doesn’t already know about Impasto. This modest […]

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