Month: February 2013

Mediterranean food, nourriture mediterranneene

Mediterranean diet’s benefits confirmed

February 28, 2013 No Comments

Another major study was released this week on the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. This study, published on the  found that people who eat it have a 30% lower risk of heart disease than those who eat a traditional low-fat diet. Close to 7500 people participated to this study in Spain over a 5-year […]

SOSCuisine to appear on Radio-Canada’s TV show L’Épicerie on March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

February 26, 2013 No Comments

The team from Radio-Canada’s TV show l’Épicerie requested our help in analysing the results of a study on prices in grocery stores, being conducted by the ACEF in Lower Laurentians. The study aimed to verify if the first week of the month was still the least favourable, as revealed by a survey conducted in Montreal 10 years […]


A Russian fish soup called Ukha

February 23, 2013 No Comments

It is only very recently, with the arrival of many Russian immigrants into Canada, that dishes from their culinary tradition are starting to get exposure. It’s a cuisine that is very rich and full of flavour, and its variety arises from the vastness of the country as well as the cultural mosaic that composes it. […]

Montréal en lumière

February 22, 2013 No Comments

For the next 10 days, the 14th edition of Montréal en lumière is awakening winter with very diverse and original activities, in the field of gastronomy as well as in the perfrorming arts.

Strings with tomato sauce ???

February 21, 2013 2 Comments

Would you like to eat “Little strings with tomato sauce”? This is the literal translation of  “Spaghetti al pomodoro”. And this may have to become the official name of this classic Italian dish in Quebec restaurants, to avoid the risk of being blamed by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), the local language […]

Cookie Cup: “Sip the coffee then eat the cup”

February 18, 2013 No Comments

The famous Italian coffee brand Lavazza, known for its passion for design, is about to unleash the ultimate coffee experience – a “cookie cup”. The cup is made of pastry covered with a special icing sugar, which works as an insulator, and makes the cup waterproof hence allowing you to use the cup and then appreciate […]

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Aphrodisiac food

February 16, 2013 No Comments

Oysters, chocolate, ginger, seafood, garlic, foie gras, honey… there are tons of foods that are considered aphrodisiacs. However most of these are simply beliefs with unknown origins and whose effectiveness hasn’t been scientifically proven.

Very successful cardiovascular disease awareness days!

February 15, 2013 No Comments

Last week, more than 200 Montrealers took advantage of the 2 cardiovascular disease awareness days organised by the CHUM in the Desjardins complex to undergo tests and learn about their risk factors. They simply had to fill out a questionnaire, check their blood pressure, cholesterol level, weight, etc. But it is a much larger number […]

Promoting healthy lifestyles at CGI

February 13, 2013 No Comments

Everyone knows that a healthy lifestyle is what leads to good mental and physical health in the long run. It means eating well, getting exercise, managing stress whenever possible, and having fun while doing all this. You probably know this already, but sometimes it takes a little nudge to remind and inspire us to take […]

Year of the Snake

February 9, 2013 No Comments

For more than a billion Chinese, February 10, 2013 marks the beginning of a New Year: Year 4650, placed under the sign of the Snake. This is the start of the spring festival that will last for two weeks and it’s a time of intense migration, as vast numbers of Chinese will join their families […]

The final run of the oldest marathoner. Maybe.

February 8, 2013 No Comments

After saying last April’s London Marathon would be his last, Fauja Singh, aka the “Turbaned Tornado”, is taking a do-over on February 24 in Hong Kong. On raceday, Singh will be merely five weeks shy of his 102nd birthday, an incredible achievement. Though he didn’t take up running until he was 89, the Indian-born Briton […]


Valentine’s Day: “To dessert or not to dessert”?

February 7, 2013 No Comments

If you are eating out on Valentine’s Day, decide ahead of time whether or not you will order dessert. If it’s a no, then don’t even bother looking at the menu or the tray.

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