Gilberte Then and Now

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Dishing Up the Past Trailer Now Online

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https://vimeo.com/41305258

Food brings us together; one shared plate can produce countless moments and memories. The ‘Dishing Up the Past’ project aims to collect recipes and kitchen stories from first and second generation immigrants in Montreal in an inter-generational video series.

Is it fair to question the authenticity and motives of chefs cooking other cultures’ foods?

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Food writer Francis Lam and chef Eddie Huang debate authenticity, appropriation and the immigrant experience in this great read, entitled “Is it Fair for Chefs to Cook Other Cultures’ Foods?”. It stems from… Continue reading

Cooking Workshop at the ITHQ

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The Roots & Recipes team was asked to present a cooking workshop at the ITHQ during Concordia’s Rencontres, when The Lifestories Montreal project presented a month of activities to celebrate 5 years of… Continue reading

A Taste of Montreal

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Here are some short audio pieces about the foods that remind us of family and home. These informal discussions were part of the Going Places workshop, which was part of the Mapping Memories… Continue reading

Episode 1 (Mehshi Kusa) now on vimeo

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Mehshi Kusa is now on vimeo (with proper aspect ratio I might add). Stay tuned for episode 2!

Mehshi Kusa has a new home online

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The Roots competition is over and though “Mehshi Kusa” was in the finals, first prize went to a beautiful film called “Ikwe” by Caroline Monnet. However, “Mehshi Kusa” does have its first permanent… Continue reading

Episode 1: Mehshi Kusa – Now Online

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I’ve entered my first episode, Mehshi Kusa, into a Canada-wide competition called Roots. The idea of the competition is to produce a short film or multimedia work “a reflection of your identity and… Continue reading