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Fine Cuisine Revolution: A Tribute to the Basics

Until March 1st, Montreal is hosting the 10th Montreal High Lights Festival. For this year Gourmet Program, the Festival welcomes Paris as honoured guest city. The honorary president is the unique Alain Passard, from Paris Restaurant L’Arpège (three stars in the Michelin guide). That’s what I call a highlight! Here’s what is said about him in his website: « Alain […]

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I’ll have a glass of wine please!

“Wine is the healthiest and most hygienic of beverages.” It’s not me that said it first: Louis Pasteur did, somewhere around 1860. Since then, numerous researches tend to prove that to. Recently, Quebec’s Collège des ambassadeurs du vin has awarded La Carte d’Or to Spa Eastman for the exceptional quality of its wine list. The […]

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Two layer chocolate & orange cake

Recently, I had guests for dinner. They were just about to leave for a nice 3 months on their sailboat. As I’ve experienced this two years ago, for a 8-month voyage, I know that you do not always feel like cooking cakes and spreading flour all over your little boat. So I decided to offer […]

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Eat organic, buy local, avoid GMO… whew!

I’m doing my best to eat healthy food. I have read “Enter The Zone”, “Foods That Fight Cancer” and Renée Frappier’s books. I know what I should eat. But when I’m standing in front of the food market stalls, trying to buy smart (consume differently!), I sometimes get confused…

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Dear Chocolate: be my Valentine!

Now that I know that chocolate contains cancer-fighting molecules, I feel no guilt in celebrating Valentine’s Day! Seriously, according to Drs. Richard Beliveau and Denis Gingras,*  “dark chocolate (70% cocoa) provides the body with polyphenols that fight cancer.”