Lunch at Europea

Last Monday I tuned in to CBC Radio’s Montreal afternoon show, Homerun, and caught the last part of a segment with Lesley Chesterman, the renowned local food critic. They were talking about the Montreal High Lights Festival, an odd (and oddly named) winter festival that highlights, among other things, food. When the segment was over,…

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Pine Nut Warning

It’s pesto season, so I thought I’d do my part to spread the warning about a recent pine nut problem. Apparently (according to this thread on Chowhounds), there is a problem with some pine nuts, including the crop that are in the markets around Montreal right now. It appears to be specific to the cheaper…

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There Will Be Blood

Loyal readers will recall that when I started using a Wüsthof Santoku knife in early 2005, the change in blade weight, shape, and balance caused me to have a little accident. I quickly adapted to this new style and came to really appreciate the value of a lightweight and nimble blade. No more heavy European…

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Seven Songs

Julien tagged me with this “seven songs” meme, where I’m supposed to talk about seven songs I’m enjoying right now, and to spread the love about them. Um… You see, I have this weird relationship with music. It’s not that I don’t like it – quite the contrary. It’s just that everything about music has…

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