Mel Boudreau

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The Sandwich and the Setting Are Special at Wilensky's in Montreal

GalleryThe Sandwich and the Setting Are Special at Wilensky's in Montreal<p>More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>On an unassuming corner in the Mile End district of Montreal sits an institution called <b>Wilensky's Light Lunch</b>. Famed for a sandwich called the Wilensky …

Eat Your Way Through Montreal This Winter

<i>By Natalie Taylor</i><p>When the maple-syrup-drenched croissant touched my tongue, I knew that this Martin Picard brunch was worth the delighted squeals escaping from my fellow hungry foodies who had made the hour-plus pilgrimage from Montreal to his remote <i>cabane à sucre</i> (sugar shack) in Mirabel, …

Montreal: Two Places You Should Go to Eat Kouign Amann

Kouign amann is one of my favorite pastries. Like a croissant folded into and hugging itself, a kouign amann (the Breton words translate to "butter cake") contains layers of dough, butter, and sugar that bake into caramelized crispiness. They can be challenging to find even in the largest of U.S. …

Burger City Guides: Nadia G.'s Favorite Burgers in Montreal

Nadia G. may be best known for cracking wise and cooking up a storm in a candy-colored kitchen decorated in animal prints and leather, but the host and creator of <b>Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen</b> (now in its third season on the Cooking Channel) and author of two cookbooks (<i>Cookin' for Trouble</i> and <i>Nadia G's</i> …

Where Chefs Eat, According to Typography

<b>Billed as "The Ultimate Insiders' Guide"</b> in a thick, slanted, italic, comic-book-y (but not Comic Sans) typeface on its spine, Kobi Benezri's new book <i>Where Chefs Eat</i> looks pretty gorgeous, a rare book you might actually be able to judge from its cover, which alone features 10 individual typefaces. …

Soup, Old as Time Itself

<b>It's always been hard</b> to quantify the sheer joy that you might get eating a bowl of piping-hot soup. Soup heals us, fills us, and is, above all, easy to make. The reason we love soup, as NPR's Salt blog tells it, is because it has been part of our history for much longer than we thought. Looks like …

Step Up Your Cooking With Harvard's Help

<b>File this one under</b> your "Reasons We Wish We Had Gone to Harvard" list. It has recently come to our attention that the storied university's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and holds a lecture series in the fall on food and cooking — not just the rote preparation or the recipes — but the …

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Why Restaurants Should Ban Food Photos

<b>Cameras and restaurants</b> go together like bananas and Sprite. And now restaurants like David Chang's Momofuku Ko (so not just hipster-baiting San Francisco coffee shops or James Blunt-hating Dublin fish joints), are finally disallowing patrons from snapping pictures of their meals. And they have …

The Dark Side of Quinoa

<b>Quinoa, the "miracle grain of the Andes,"</b> is now too expensive for the poor Andes residents who have traditionally relied on it as a staple of their diet. Low in carbohydrates and high in protein, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) has become increasingly popular with the First World health-conscious set. …

How to Shuck Holiday Oysters

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>"He was a brave man who first ate an oyster,"</b> as Jonathan Swift famously said, not least because opening the stubborn suckers is …

7 Reasons to Spend Your Holidays in Paris

The City of Lights now has as much seasonal charm as London or New York. Here's how to enjoy it.<p>The City of Lights now has as much seasonal charm as London or New York. Here's how to enjoy it.

10 Winter Escapes for Foodies

How to Run a Successful Blog, as Illustrated by Food

The folks running the <i>LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog</i> just released a tutorial-of-sorts on how to create fun content for your blog (not necessarily a food blog). However, rather than explain it in industry-speak, they've created a food-friendly infographic filled with useful tips and tricks.<p>Aptly …

Watch a Fashion Week Collection Inspired by elBulli

Here's a video from this week's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showing off a collection with a culinary bent: Designer <b>Lela Rose</b> tells <i>InStyle</i> that her Fall 2014 collection was <b>inspired by a trip to elBulli</b>. Rose's meal at Ferran Adrià's storied restaurant "got me thinking about the intersection of food, …

The Secrets of Good Fondue, According to Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby

When it came to food, the 1970s got a lot of things wrong. Fondue wasn’t one of them. Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby explains.<p>My husband, Patrick, turned 41 last year. For his birthday, he wanted a dinner party with fondue. I said, “Okay, if we’re going to do this, we’ve got to do it right.” So we …

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