RED TO REMEMBER
On December 1 it will be World AIDS Day
The “cooking red to remember” for World Aids Day is an initiative by Angela, of the blog Spinach Tiger, who lost a brother and a cousin to Aids. Read the eloquent post she wrote about her experience.
Here is a little retrospective of recipes from this blog with RED as the main color. Through theses recipes I hope you take a moment to remember those who have died and to comfort those who mourn them.
Strawberry Puff Pastry Pizza
Homemade Lobster Broth
Strawberry Avocado Salsa
Fish tortilla with a citrus & vanilla gastrique radish salsa
Barbecue Tomatoes Stuffed with Oka
I have been busssyyyyy! Not much time in the kitchen but I had another awesome foodie event I wanted to share. And this Saturday was my 2nd Food Film Marathon which was a success, another post to come on that. I’ll be back as of Saturday with new kitchen creations!
A couple of weeks back I told you all about a wonderful charity event I was honored to take part of: De la rue aux Étoiles. There were close to 500 guests and the event raised over 130,000$. A-MA-ZING! I present you seven of the eight gourmet tacos (oops for got to take pics of one) created by some of the best chefs in town…
Got a taco craving yet???
Everyone in Montreal is familiar with the epic Dans la Rue organization, which was Founded by Father Emmett Johns (nicknamed Pops) in 1988. This grassroots, community-based organization works with street kids and at-risk youth aged 12 to 25. The philosophy of of the organization is to help without judgment into action by providing street kids with food, shelter and support through our outreach programs.
The main ‘vehicle’ of this organization the Van and its hotdogs. The Van roams the streets of Montreal, five nights a week from 8 p.m. until the wee hours of the morning providing food, hot drinks and toiletries to youths in need. The Van is often the first line of contact with many street kids. Back in the day when I was more of a rebel I had a few friends that were runaways living on the streets. Following these friend one night I ended up inside the Van and was handed a hotdog that I refused. I just pretend to be bad but lived well in a house with parents who loved me. I felt guilty taking that hotdog from some else who really needed it. It was a humbling experience I never forgot.
I am so honored to be included in this year’s DE LA RUE AUX ÉTOILES event, an evening of friendly competition amongst some of the city’s current most talked about chefs. This delicious evening for a good cause will take place on September 27th. Each chef is coupled with a local food blogger. I have been matched with chef Benjamin Léonard at Bocata. It’s my first time so not sure what it will involve yet, maybe it will be my chance also to help out in the kitchen with a chef in this year’s theme: the Taco.
After all I did a good job when I made this Fish tortilla with a citrus & vanilla gastrique radish salsa 😉
Le St-Urbain (dessert station) with Van Houtte Coffee
The evening will also include amazing street entertainment and groove rhythms, while enjoying the most scenic views of Montreal. All profits of this wonderful evening of haute street cuisine will support Dans la rue, an organization helping young people get off the streets.
COME SEE OUR GUEST CHEFS REINVENT THE TACO AND CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE BEST TACO!
September 27th, 2012, 6pm
Montreal Science Centre – Le Belvédère
Ticket: $125 (receipt of $100), 10 tickets: $1,000 (receipt of $750)
Call 514-526-5222 to buy your tickets.