A Taste for Grain

by Marc on June 17, 2016

It was a hit!
Check out www.atasteforgrain.ca to read about it and see photos of the event.


Montréal grain event!

by Marc on April 30, 2016

We’re calling it Le Goût du grain – Causette et ribouldingue / A Taste for Grain – Conversations and Celebration.
Monday June 13, at the Foodlab of the S.A.T.

The day will be split in two parts. Part one, in the afternoon, is meant for those who might enjoy getting a little technical, a little nerdy. The purpose is to stimulate and promote dialogue and exchange amongst people whose passions and livelihoods are built on grain but who, by the very nature of the work we do, don’t often get the chance to hang out together.
We’re inviting growers, millers, bakers, brewers, and others (writers and academics) from all over Quebec, Ontario, and the Northeast United States. Momentum is building…lots of fun and interesting folks have already expressed their desire to be part of the conversation. So far James Macguire, Ed Behr, Seth Gabrielse, Eric Dupuis, Meredith Erickson have confirmed. Pretty awesome!
If you’re interested in the first part, send me an e-mail and I’ll send you an invitation.
Think of it as a mini Salon du Grain kinda thing.

The second part starting at 5 p.m. and open to the public, is about enjoying the flavours of grains and continuing the conversations. There will be special guest cooks in the kitchen preparing local grains in many different forms. Dyan Solomon, Vanessa Laberge, Stephanie Labelle, Julien Jore..Each guest will work with a different local grain. We’re even toying with the idea of serving strictly grain-based drinks like beer and whisky.
It’s going to be great!


Photo shoot

July 21, 2015

So on Sunday, I felt like making bread…even though it was a million degrees in my kitchen. I invited my new friend, Alex Tran over to my place. He wanted to take photos for a cool series he’s working on. We had met at one of my Mezza Luna classes. He’s a bright and charming […]

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Extra bread class!!

March 21, 2015

I’ll be doing a surprise last minute class at Mezza Luna on March 29. Easter Brunch menu: Hot cross buns, braided egg bread, and ham fougasse. And bonus!! Elena will make frittata! Lucky us!! Je donne un cours chez Mezza Luna dimanche prochain le 29 mars. Menu Brunch de Pâques: Brioches du Carême, fougasse au […]

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What’s up in Early 2015?

January 12, 2015

I’ll be doing these cool workshops at École Mezza Luna: Jan 18: Bread 101 (basic white bread, egg bread, raisin bread) Feb 15 Le Brunch du boulanger (scones, English muffins, rolls) Mar 22: Les pains spéciaux (beer multigrain, raisin nut bread, cheese bread)

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Fall 2014

September 22, 2014

C’est l’automne! Fall is here! “Ateliers des chefs” coming up at Les Touilleurs: Oct 14 and 15 : “English Breakfast”. I’ll be making sweet and savoury scones as well as English muffins. Vanessa Laberge, chef de cuisine at Olive+Gourmando will be making some lovely dishes to go along with the baked goodies! Cours de cuisine/cooking […]

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March 4, 2014

1, 2 avril et 10, 11 juin: ateliers de pizza chez Les Touilleurs avec Vanessa Laberge (chef de cuisine chez Olive+Gourmando) 21 mai: Les bases du pain à la boutique Les Touilleurs Contactez la boutique pour plus d’infos ou pour réserver une place.

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What’s going on these days…

February 9, 2014

March 9 at Mezza Luna for a Baker’s Brunch class. Contact them soon! Dates to be announced soon for some more bread and pizza fun at Les Touilleurs. Stay tuned. Come by Le Pain dans les voiles for our Saturday test breads. Well most Saturdays… 😉 This week we made some wicked corn bread featuring […]

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Fall workshops

August 7, 2013

Plenty of fun on deck for the fall. My favourite time of the year, and the best season for bread baking!! These will be taking place at École Mezza Luna: Le Picnic du boulanger: Sunday, September 22 at 10am. Bread 101: Sunday, October 13 at 10am. Le Brunch de l’automne: Monday, November 4 at 6:30pm. […]

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Wait a minute!!

July 18, 2013

All right… so I’ve left Olive+Gourmando… sad but true. Time for something new… I’ve joined the talented team at Boulangerie Le Pain dans les voiles in Villeray. No worries though, I’m still your friendly neighborhood Baker on the Go! And next Wednesday (July 24) and Thursday (July 25) I’ll be serving something sweet at the […]

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