Mincing in Montreal

From the Bookshelf: Mincing in Montreal

A group of my friends was searching for a getaway — somewhere close but not too close — where we could gather for a holiday weekend. Canada seemed high on everyone’s list and Montreal seemed to fit the bill. We rented a house close to Mile’s End and had a culinary adventure worth writing about here. One caveat - we did have inside connections as one of our party works in Canada. However, you can all benefit from his insider information here!

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Our bookshelves feature an eclectic mix of the new and the old, fiction and non-fiction. Our ratings try and classify how the book may fit into your reading repertoire: book club, alone, get me through this flight, etc. 

Bad Blood

Bad Blood
Author:
John Carreyrou
Year: 2018

The whole time I was listening and watching the podcasts and documentaries about the fall of Theranos, I kept wondering about who helped Elizabeth Holmes cover it all up? This wasn’t some small operation, Theranos had contracts with Walgreens and Safeway. And the famous board, while culpable, aren’t on the ground everyday overseeing operations. This couldn’t be the work of just a few people. (Click on title for the whole review).

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In this section, you can find ideas on outings and exhibits that will take you beyond the page.

The Challenge of the Whitney Biennial

The Challenge of the Whitney Biennial

The 2017 Whitney Biennial
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
Through June 11

The 2017 Biennial is not an aesthetic pleasure.  It's jarring and amazing, confounding and curious. Even the art that appears beautiful on the surface has a hidden dark side, like the title image above that features people trapped in an elevator, fighting off bugs. 

The Complete Indian Instant Pot Cookbook

The Complete Indian Instant Pot Cookbook

Tumeric Pork Curry
The Complete Instant Pot Cookbook
Author: Chandra Ram
Year of Release: 2018

When I was a kid, coconut was the gateway for me to try just about any Indian dish, and I firmly believe that rule applies to adults, too. This recipe is perfect for people who are afraid to try Indian food; it’s gently spiced, creamy and impossible not to love. I serve it over rice to soak up every bit of the sauce.

— Chandra Ram

Cafe Co-Op

The Co-Op is a showcase of small, labor-of-love purveyors that offer terrific, unique products--especially those, which we might sell in a brick and mortar Literary Cafe one day. Just click and you will be taken to their website.  Be assured, we have tried and love their products. 

No. Six Depot Roastery

No. Six Depot Roastery

Bali Blue Moon Organic
$10.00

Honolulu Cookie Co.

Honolulu Cookie Co.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies
$9.95

Di Palo's Selects

Di Palo's Selects

Parmigiano-Reggiano, DOP May 2010
$18.99

Valerie Confections

Valerie Confections

Les Femmes Truffles
$35.00