Month: May 2013
The season for locally-grown cantaloupe melon has just started in Japan. A pair of 3.7 kg Yubari melons sold at auction last Friday for 1.6 million yen (about $16,000), one of the highest prices ever paid for the coveted orange-fleshed fruit. In a country where a single apple can cost more than $5 and a […]
Poaching fish in a court-bouillon is ideal for enhancing its delicate flavor. This is a vegetable broth, flavored with fresh herbs and vinegar or wine, which must be made in advance and then cooled. Court (French word for “short”) means that it is neither long in its preparation time nor too rich in taste. Fish […]
After 36 hours of stocking up on bottled water during what was the biggest boil water advisory in Montreal’s history, residents can once again drink from their faucets. All tests turned up no harmful bacteria is present in the city’s drinking water source.
The Ontario Food Terminal is opening its doors to the public for one day only on Saturday May 25th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Did you know that this fresh produce wholesale market is the third largest in North America? For just one day you can visit its facilities and actually see where produce […]
The city on Montreal has issued a warning affecting some 750,000 Montrealers. The residents of the following areas are warned to boil the somewhat brownish water flowing out of their taps or use bottled water until further notice: Verdun, Point-St-Charles, St-Henri, Côte-St-Paul, Ville-Émard, Westmount, Côte-St-Luc, Hampstead, Town-of-Mount-Royal, Anjou, Montreal East and the off-island town of […]
Have you ever heard of yarsagumba, the “Himalayan Viagra”? This strange fungus, called “Cordyceps sinensis” by scientists, contains many benefits for the human body, in terms of health as well as sexual performance. In fact this plant comes from a fungus that infected a caterpillar to feed itself and eventually kill it. When the snow […]
Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on May 18, 2013. The first ever International “Veggie Pride” is taking place today in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together vegetarians and vegans from around the world. The goal of such event is to raise social awareness about the real possibility of eating without meat.
Quebec government announced yesterday its goal is to boost Quebec’s food self-sufficiency to 50 per cent. Schools, hospitals, day-care centres and other government-financed institutions across the province will be enlisted to help reach this ambitious goal. Currently only 33 per cent of food is grown locally. Consumers will be enrolled too, via an awareness campaign, […]
The Veggie pride is a demonstration that started in France in 2001 and it has been held each year since then in several cities around the world to raise social awareness about the real possibility of eating without meat. For the first time this year, the 2013 edition will be on an international scale: It will […]
If you are in Montreal , make sure not to miss the current exhibition of the Museum of the Fine Arts: Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon, which runs until June 14th. You will admire some 370 works of art (paintings, sculptures, ornaments, pottery, photograph, textiles, etc) from public and private collections, from Peru, […]
The season for lobsters, earlier considered to be a “poor man’s food”, is now in full swing. As the fishing season in Quebec lasts from end-April till July, we can make the most of it for our parties, right from Mother’s Day up until Canada Day.
So it’s really true, the New York “Bixi” has finally been launched after two years of delay. With around 330 docking stations and 600 bikes that will cover half of Manhattan and a part of Brooklyn, the Citi Bike will be the largest bike sharing system in North America. The launch was delayed several times, first […]