NEWS: Québec’s Cassis Monna & Filles Shines Bright Abroad

The International Wine and Spirit Competition graced l’Île d’Orléan’s Cassis Monna & Filles’ blackcurrant cream with a silver medal in the liqueurs category. It’s the 7th time their black currant cream stands out at this competition. They competed against the Netherland’s De Kuyper Royal Distillers who in turn received the gold medal for their crème de menthe. Combined with your favorite sparkling wine, Cassis Monna & filles‘ black … Continue reading NEWS: Québec’s Cassis Monna & Filles Shines Bright Abroad

Top 7 Coffee Houses in Québec City

“Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better.” ― Justina Chen Never underestimate the power of a great cup of coffee when travelling. Good enough just doesn’t make it. Thankfully for all you great coffee aficionados, the Third Wave Coffee movement is in full throttle in Quebec City! A movement where the coffee bean is considered an artisanal produce the same way one would consider wine or chocolate. It … Continue reading Top 7 Coffee Houses in Québec City

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