The Story of Pasta

Did you know that it is estimated that 14 billion plates of pasta are consumed every year around the globe? And, that pasta carbonara is thought to be one of the most commonly cooked dishes on the planet! The Story of Pasta and How to Cook it highlights 35 types of pasta inspired by their […]

Making the Perfect Glass of Wine

Seeing your wine on the menu of one Quebec’s best restaurants is something many Canadian winemakers hope for. Winemaker Michal Mosny is of the lot. His signature showcases old world inspirations with elegant Okanagan Valley novelty. Mosny believes music gives a personality to the wines he recently started producing in Oliver, British Columbia. He moved […]

Luc Provost aka Mado Lamotte Takes on Dream Role

Luc Provost, who is best known as his alter ego Mado Lamotte, says delivering the words of Michel Tremblay on stage has always been a dream of his. That dream is finally coming true: Provost will be soon be at Le Trident theatre in Quebec City to play the role of Hosanna, from September 12 […]

Fish farm in downtown Montreal

Montreal has its own urban fish farm! Opercule farms arctic char in an industrial building in downtown Montreal. It’s a project that started in the garage of Nicolas Paquin back in 2016. Now, Opercule farms thousands of fish with big benefits for the environment. Here is my conversation with Nicolas Paquin for CBC Radio One.  […]

Harvest time for blackcurrant producers in Quebec

I head out to the blackcurrant fields of Cassis Monna & Filles, on île d’Orléans to learn about harvesting. This season, the owners are gathering the fruit with a new harvester adapted from wine culture. I met with Catherine Monna, co-owner of Cassis Monna & Filles, who showed me the way around the gathering of […]

Jane Birkin : Life and the Importance of Friendship

Actress, singer, fashion icon and muse Jane Birkin died in France last Sunday. Birkin was in Quebec City back in 2018 to perform at the Festival d’été de Québec. I had the enormous privilege to interview Jane Birkin before the show. The conversation took place the day before Birkin performed the songs of Serge Gainbourg […]

Chef Samy Benabed uses his apron to assert his identity

Chef Samy Benabed of l’Auberge Saint-Mathieu, in Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, in the Mauricie is getting a lot of attention lately. Last Fall, Sammy won the Food for Thought Award from the San Pellegrino Young Chef Academy, one of the most prestigious culinary competitions in the world for young chefs. And earlier this week, Samy came home with […]

Chef Hugues Dufour honoured by the New York Times

Québécois chef Hugues Dufour was recognized this week by the New York Times as #50 on the list of New-York City’s best 100 restaurants. I spoke with the chef Dufour to understand the significance of this recognition and what it also represents for Québec’s food culture. This interview aired on CBC Radio One Friday April […]

50 Years of Greek Culinary Traditions

Andreas Papadeas chef and owner of Mezze restaurant, tells me about the long culinary traditions started by his father. An interview originally broadcasted on CBC Radio One on Friday April 21, 2023.    

Montreal Businessman Jake Karls is on a Mission to Inspire Quebec Entrepreneurs

Along with his sister Lezlie Karls and his brother in law Nick Saltarelli, Jake Karls founded in 2018 Mid-Day Squares, a food company that produces plant-based snack bars with a surprising list of ingredients: tapioca syrup, prune juice concentrate, Jerusalem artichoke powder and dark chocolate. Since its foundation, the company has grown rapidly. But, beyond […]