Chef Fisun Ercan’s Turkey in Montreal

When I started talking to my colleagues about my love for Sevtap Yüce’s cookbook, some asked where they could find a good Turkish restaurant in Québec City. Unfortunately, the answer is nowhere. There is though an excellent Greek restaurant called Mezzé in the Old-Port where the notion of small appetizers and familiar Mediterranean ingredients are used, but it resonates nothing near authentic Turkish cuisine. Let’s … Continue reading Chef Fisun Ercan’s Turkey in Montreal

BOOK: Turkish Fire by Sevtap Yüce

Aside from being a blogger, I work as a food columnist in Québec City for Canada’s public broadcaster, Radio-Canada. The best part of my job is getting to meet so many talented chefs, get to know people who work in the food industry  who dedicate their lives to creating authentic products. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to promote the work of those who feed … Continue reading BOOK: Turkish Fire by Sevtap Yüce

REVIEW: Saint-Henri Micro-torréfacteur

Quebec city loves coffee, especially in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood. There, you’ll find at least five independent coffee houses, each located within steps of the world’s most recognized gaming industry headquarters. Fortuity? I think not. Third Wave coffee The Third Wave movement considers the coffee bean a refined product, giving it great attention in every step of its transformation; a coffee as prestigious as wine and … Continue reading REVIEW: Saint-Henri Micro-torréfacteur

REVIEW: Breakfast at Hobbit Bistro

Located in the heart of boho Faubourg Saint-Jean-Baptiste, The Hobbit Bistro is where I find both the perfect soundtrack and the perfect setting for an early morning breakfast. Its brick walls, leather seats and wooden tables set the tone of this unpretentious, down to earth neighbourhood bistro. I love its ambience, one where I imagine novelists come for inspiration or observe human behaviour. Just last weekend … Continue reading REVIEW: Breakfast at Hobbit Bistro

Crab: My Favourite Food in the World

I am now recuperating from a four-day stay at the hospital. My bowels decided that it was time to have a little dancin’ party and twist like a water hose! I’ve officially been through hell and back. I’ll skip the details of this unfortunate adventure and hurry on to the best part: I can now start eating solid food. I ate ice for three days … Continue reading Crab: My Favourite Food in the World

VIDEO: Cook for a day at Ateliers & Saveurs

I am now a bit more kitchen smart thanks to Ateliers & Saveurs’ Cook for a day workshop. A full-day experience with Chef Antoine Corriveau (Saint-Amour, Continental, Patriarche, Panache) geared towards teaching a few basics of French gastronomy: Bœuf bourguignon, blanquette de veau, gratin dauphinois, macédoine, fumet and pilaf rice. At the end of the day, I left with three lunches and a salad! Ateliers … Continue reading VIDEO: Cook for a day at Ateliers & Saveurs

The Canadian Cheese Awards 2016

For the first time since its creation, the Canadian Cheese Awards are being held in the province of Quebec. As more imported European cheeses are about to make their way in Canada, it’s important that we to start promoting our own cheeses, especially those made by our country’s finest artisan cheese makers. Canadian Cheese Awards/Le Concours des fromages fins canadiens  The Canadian Cheese Awards/Le Concours … Continue reading The Canadian Cheese Awards 2016