Paul Patates Frites: the Holy Grail of Poutine

I have anticipated this visit to Paul Patates Frites for a very long time. If you ask any Montrealer about their favorite place to eat poutine, you will never get the same answer, but if you ask me, I will tell you to go to Paul on rue Charlevoix in the South West of the island.

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Reading Blood, Bones & Butter in Japan

I’ve been in Japan for 4 years and my tiny window on the outside foodie world has been a constant source of day dreaming about meals I can’t possibly eat.   Blood, Bones & Butter written by the American chef Gabrielle Hamilton falls into this category of sweet foodie torture since I can’t possibly eat at Prune, her restaurant in NYC.

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Toraya Confectionery Kyoto

Japanese confectionery is a world of its own and Toraya seem to be holding a special place in the hierarchy of high end sweet makers. Before coming to Japan, the only Japanese sweet I knew were the Pocky  sold at a Korean import shop. I think Toraya was one of the first quality wagashi I tried.

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