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Aug. 19, 2012 11:56 am 
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012 7:27 am
Afternoon tea is not a local tradition in Montreal, but it is getting more popular, and it is a great occasion to relax and enjoy the nice weather. Birks café, located on the mezzanine of the famous jewellery store by the same name, is known for its sophisticated afternoon tea service. The… MORE
Birks Cafe Photo by: Tourisme Montreal
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Birks Cafe 2 Photo by: Kristian
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Birks Cafe 3 Photo by: Mayssam
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Birks Cafe 4 Photo by: Sophie
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Aug. 12, 2012 2:43 pm 
Updated: Sep. 2, 2012 1:48 pm
Québec is producing a little under half of the Canadian production of wild blueberries. The crop comes mainly from the region of Saguenay Lac-Saint Jean and is expected to last until mid-September. Since wild blueberries are now widely available, it is a good idea to buy a lot and freeze… MORE
Wild blueberries photo by: La famille Jeannois
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Panier de bleuets photo by: Radio Canada
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Lac Saint-Jean photo by: Wikipedia
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Blueberries on a pan photo by: Adrienne
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Aug. 6, 2012 7:40 am 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2012 6:24 pm
Having lived the last year in New York, I am used to buying food on the street. Many students and professionals find it convenient to buy their food on their way to school/work. You may be surprised to hear though that this concept inexistent in Montreal. I recently found out that this was… MORE
Grumman '78 Photo by: Marianne McEwen
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Grumman '78 Photo by: Bernard Brault
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Tacos Photo by: David V.
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Grumman '78 in Old Port Montreal Photo by: Indigonat
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Jul. 30, 2012 9:36 am 
Updated: Sep. 2, 2012 1:51 pm
Café Vasco da Gama is a little European Cafe located on Peel, Downtown Montreal, near the main shopping area. People come here to grab a coffee, a tea or something to eat while doing their shopping or during their lunch break at work. I personally like this place because they make… MORE
Cafe Vasco da Gama
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Big cafe Latte
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pre-shopping brunch
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Jul. 23, 2012 9:04 am 
Updated: Jul. 27, 2012 8:54 am
Montreal's Little Italy (in french "La Petite-Italie") is located on Saint-Laurent Boulevard between Jean-Talon and St. Zotique Streets. Since Montreal has the second largest Italian community in Canada (population of over 250 000), there is a wide a variety of authentic products available in… MORE
Cafe Epoca
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Cafe Epoca (inside)
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Bar Sportivo
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Jul. 15, 2012 3:14 pm 
Updated: Jul. 27, 2012 8:47 am
St-Viateur Bagel is the most famous bagel bakery in Montreal. It was first established in 1957 by Myer Lewkowicz, and it takes its name from its street, St-Viateur Street, in the neighbourhood of Mile End. The business had now expanded and we can find them in many boroughs, including on Le… MORE
Montreal bagel
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St-Viateur Bagel
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St-Viateur Bagel NDG
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Jul. 8, 2012 7:20 pm 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2012 9:53 am
This week, I cooked a beautiful (big!) flattened capon for a dinner with friends. I find it pretty useful to ask my butcher to cut it for me. It saves me time, and he really does it with pleasure. I cooked it very simply with oil, lemon, paprika and a rosemary. And it was delicious! Lovely… MORE
Big flattened capon!
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Capon ready to roast!
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Delicious boccocini tomatoes and coucous salads!
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Jul. 1, 2012 5:32 pm 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2012 10:07 pm
In Québec, we love to eat. It’s a large part of our culture and it very often means wine and cocktails. As we gather somewhere to eat and drink, we bring a little something to make it easier for our host :). Today, I decided I would bring a local cheese called “Cinderella”. For those of you… MORE
Les Fromages
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Les Fromages (cont.)
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Cinderella cheese
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Jun. 21, 2012 8:54 am 
Updated: Jul. 1, 2012 4:08 pm
For the benefits of those of you who never been to Montréal, I decided I would do I little bit of touristic activities for you! :) As some of you may know, Montréal has been the host of the Summer Olympics in 1976. For that reason, we built this ENORMOUS stadium you see on the picture below.… MORE
Me in front of our Olympic stadium!
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Delicious lobster poutine! - picture Tanya Greeley
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The famous Montreal smoked meat sandwich
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Québec's sheppard pie
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May 31, 2012 6:42 am 
Updated: Jun. 28, 2012 7:41 pm
Hi everyone! My name is Valérie. I am excited to work as an intern for Allrecipes.com this summer.  I will be based in Canada (Montréal), and I will be keeping a blog here about the food culture in Québec! Québec’s predominant language is French, which definitely influence the food culture… MORE
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I love cooking! I find it relaxing and fun. Because I have a very active life and a busy schedule, a prefer cooking quick, simple and healthy foods. I always look at nutrition facts of the foods I buy to make sure they are of good quality. My long time cooking inspiration is my mom, who taught my sisters and I how to prepare tasty and healthy meals, without spending too much time in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
All sorts of salads prepared with fresh ingredients, sea-foods, beef, lamb, and vegetarian foods. Recently, I tried molecular cuisine: the results are fun and sophisticated!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Stuffed turkey served with our delicious traditional cranberry sauce. It's a holidays classic that kids love, and it brings back good memories for many of us. The cranberry sauce recipe I use comes from my grand mother.
My cooking triumphs
Spicy scallops served with a fruity off-dry Riesling from Washington State.
My cooking tragedies
Bread is not something I am good at doing!
 
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