Slow-Cooker Lamb Neck Tagine with Chickpeas and Cinnamon


If you think lamb is too expensive, this is the recipe for you. Whereas a leg of lamb will usually cost you ~$30-$40, a deboned lamb shoulder costs maybe $15, and cheaper still is the lamb neck. Yes, there's more fat, and a lot of it is bones, but they're easy to pick out, add a … [Read more...]

Cocktails Invade Montreal From May 10-16 With Competitions and Discount Drinks

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You'll be sipping your way through Montreal this Spring at the third annual cocktail week, taking place from May 10th to 16th. This year's Invasion Cocktail is back and is featuring even more partner bars and restaurants. Here's the breakdown by the numbers: $20 = The cost … [Read more...]

Cider-Braised Turkey Thigh and why the Oven is Better than a Slow Cooker


How could anything be better than the fix-it-and-forget-it mentality of slow cookers and their resulting fork tender meat? you ask. Excellent question. In a slow cooker, the skin (if you use it) ends up flimsy and gelatinous, even if you sear it beforehand. The only work … [Read more...]

The Montreal Gluten Free Pastry Throwdown: Le Marquis vs. L’Artisan Délices San Gluten


This Montreal gluten free bakery throwdown is a bit like the Bible. Or at least that part at the beginning with all the begat-ing. Adam begat so-and-so who begat so-and-so who begat so-and-so. (NB: During fact-checking, I realized that the whole begating thing is pretty … [Read more...]

Le Rouge Gorge: Montreal’s Most Affordable Wine Bar?


Montreal doesn't lack for wine bars, but when you're looking for a (couple) glass(es) of biodynamic, private import, natural, low-yield or organic wine from small-scale wineries, you could be looking at $10-$15 a glass. Pre-tax and pre-tip. At Loïc in St-Henri – a rare … [Read more...]