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Restaurant Day in Montreal: Grandma’s Kitchen Alley

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Restaurant Day // definition: A food carnival when anyone can open a restaurant for a day Restaurant Day is a food carnival created by thousands of people organizing and visiting one-day restaurants worldwide. The idea… Continue reading

Ima’s Falafel (Part 1)

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As a child, I loved watching my mother prepare the comfort food she grew up eating daily. In our family we ate falafel on Chanukah because it was the epitome of the “oily”… Continue reading

Mother and Daughter Pierozhi

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I love when famous chefs and cookbook authors celebrate their first teachers – their mothers. I came across this video of Anya Von Bremzen who recently wrote the book ‘Mastering the Art of… Continue reading

Another Side of Green Tomatoes

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If you are anything like me, and live in Montreal, you have spent the last couple of days in parks, gardens, woods, taking in the beautiful sunshine and absorbing the lasts of vitamin… Continue reading

“We are just a DIY kind of family”

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Driving into Montreal West feels like arriving in a small town: there are rows of independent businesses, single-family homes, Canadian and Quebec flags lining the road, and beautifully designed gardens. Rebecca and I… Continue reading

Here is Episode 3!

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Episode 3 of ‘Dishing Up the Past’ is ready! Visit this page to see the video, get the recipe, and read more about Hazel Zunenshine, our featured cook. A big thank you to Hazel,… Continue reading

Kat Romanow on CBC’s Daybreak

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Here’s a clip of Kat Romanow from Roots & Recipes on CBC’s Daybreak from April 4th, 2013, just days before our Mile-End Mimouna Hop. Kat wrote her Master’s thesis on Moroccan Jewish food… Continue reading

Remembering The Stories They Told Us

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Here is a beautifully written article by Montreal writer Mireille Silcoff, about her grandfather Maurice, who recently passed away and the stories and legacy he left behind.

Bubbie Sara Winer (and Bubbie Ida’s) Sweet Cheese Kugel

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Sara Winer is like a second mother to me. She is my mother’s best friend from Boston where my family used to live. They raised their families side by side, but when our… Continue reading

Hold the Ketchup, an NFB gem from 1977

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“4 million people came to Canada after the war – and that is a lot of different cooking!” In 1977, Albert Kish did an overview of what Canadian newcomers ate, where they shopped,… Continue reading