During the second week of March was when my workplace started preparing to work from home due to Covid-19; everything was a little rushed with a lot of unknowns. For the first time in eight years, I would be working from home. I remember double checking my desk drawers one last time to make sure… Continue reading Lunch Box.
Moccione (moc·ció·ne) can be used as a noun and an adjective. The definition of moccione, when translated from Italian, is a bratty person; it is also a dirty snot. Moccione is a tiny restaurant that boasts big energy. With only 24 seats, the owners wanted a space that felt like you were their personal guests… Continue reading Moccione.
In Garance Dore’s podcast, she ends her discussions with some rapid fire questions. One of them is, “What are three things you always have in your fridge?”. I always enjoy hearing people’s answers to this, so I thought I'd share the three things I always have in my fridge: Eggs I despise cooking but I… Continue reading Three Things I Always Have in the Fridge.
Food shopping only really piqued my interest when I moved to the Little Italy of Montreal; it was no longer a one stop shop in a chain grocery store but rather a treasure hunt across numerous places. We would stop at two or three vegetable/fruit stalls at the Jean Talon market along with the organic… Continue reading Food Stories Amid a Pandemic.
One of my favourite things to bake (and eat) is torta caprese. With only 5 ingredients needed, it is a simple recipe to follow with an extraordinary result.The last time I made this flourless chocolate cake, I found the procedure to be almost artistic. To me, melting chocolate over a pot of boiling water is… Continue reading Torta Caprese.
Growing up in a big Italian family, food, along with loud conversations, were always the centre of attention. I can distinctly remember the smell of my Nonna’s kitchen; it seems like there was always a pot of tomato sauce cooking on the stove top. At the time, I didn’t actually like her tomato sauce; I… Continue reading Food Memories – Part I.