A Little About Me: “Amie Watson’s Climb” by Giordano Cescutti

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This is a multimedia story by Giordano Cescutti, a journalism student at Concordia University. He uses photos of me to tell the story of how rock climbing became such an important part of my life. It all started in the multimedia lab when I overheard him talking about rock … [Read more...]

Bean Sprouts with Fried Fish and Chili from “Heavenly Fragrance”


I'm more than a little addicted to this salty, spicy, crunchy side dish. It's simultaneously the perfect bar food and lunch. You hallow-fry fried anchovies or some other small dried fish and then toss them with sautéed garlic, beansprouts, chili and fish sauce. Then serve with … [Read more...]

French Rack of Lamb with Honey-Parsley Marinade, Potato Purée and Pickled Beets


I was a rack of lamb virgin. Embarrassing, right? 28-years-old and I'd never seared an expensive piece of meat with the ribs sticking out like boney fingers. I bet that's not what you think when you order it in a restaurant — bony fingers — but I do. Which is mostly why I didn't … [Read more...]

Fish Head Resale and the Legalities of Gill-to-Fin Eating


The man cleaning fish behind the small window counter at La Mer Poissonerie in Montreal is not having a good day. He knows the man whose salmon he's filleting is not going to tip. Somebody has already helped that customer choose the whole fish, weigh it and put a price tag on the … [Read more...]