More than just Poutine and Maple Syrup : Montreal, Canada

Montreal: Quirky Quebec Even for a foodie, Quebec can seem overwhelming. A city made up of stark contrasts, French-English, classic-modern, glam-grit, is every bit confusing and exciting for those with a serious appetite.  Despite being a short 1-hour plane ride from New York City, there really is nothing like Montreal. They do things differently: they…

Orange is the new black in West Sweden

Stockholm may be the big sister, home to some of the best shopping in Scandinavia, as well as boasting some of the best restaurants in the world. But when it comes to the heart of Sweden, locals head West for a bit of R&R. Image: Swedish cool – Musselbaren in Ljungskile After hopping from one…

Perfect Dumplings for Chinese New Year in a tiny SoHo Kitchen

Ring in the New Lunar Year this Wednesday with DumplingsKnown as food for good luck, fortune and prosperity, every Chinese New Year spread will include home-made dumplings My Little SoHo Kitchen Dumplings in NY For those who don’t have the confidence of making their own pastry dough for dumplings, here is a cheat’s version.Traditionalists- don’t…

In my shoes – Chatting with Master Gardener of Woodstock Inn, Vermont

Taking stock of Farm-to-Table in Vermont with Master Gardener Ben Pauly Image: Kelly Way Gardens We all know what goes on behind the scenes in a professional kitchen. Morning preparations, gathering fresh produce and of course developing the menu to feed hungry guests. But with the latest farm-to-table movement hitting all restaurants, I decided to…

Need Heat? Try this delicious Spicy Chicken from Jamaica

2 Sisters and A Meal: Michelle and Suzanne share their delicious Chicken Recipe from the shores of Jamaica Grilled Chicken with Spicy West Indian Salsa Verde Recipes and Images from Caribbean Potluck by Suzanne Rousseau and Michelle Rousseau (c) 2014 Kyle Books, and the photographs (c) Ellen Silverman This has to be our best-loved chicken…