Archive for the ‘Montreal’ Category



Food was certainly on my mind when I weighed in the pros and cons of moving to Paris. Before I actually stepped into my 20 square meter appartement and realised my shoe rack back home was bigger than my new fridge, I fantasised about sunday...

by Marilyn Z. on June 19th, 2013
5 Comments   Montreal, New York, Paris, Travel


Turduckens, Cockentrices and Helmeted Cocks | Imaginative beasts

So it’s thanksgiving and every food blog on the planet is dishing out juicy turkey and sweet potato pie recipes, so I decided to pitch in by introducing all of you to the wonderful world of Engastration, magnificent beasts and the downright bizarre. Engastrination Engastration...

by Marilyn Z. on November 20th, 2012
2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Montreal, New York, Side orders


Moving out of Lebanon?
Here’s a checklist of food to take with you

Lovingly illustrated by my dear friend Suzanne Anhoury.

by Marilyn Z. on October 11th, 2012
11 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Montreal, Mother knows best, New York, Paris, Side orders, Travel


My Grandmother’s Sfouf recipe

After raving about my Grandmother’s Sfouf in the Montreal Checklist I am going to share her recipe with all of you. I’m not a very accomplished pastry chef myself. The closest I’ve ever come to making a cake is Banana bread (or in darker days:...

by Marilyn Z. on April 9th, 2012
1 Comment  Beirut, Montreal, Mother knows best, The lab


Food checklist – the Montreal edition – 10 Foods you have to have while in Monty

I have been coming to Montreal every year since I was two, and over the years I have built a food checklist of things I have to have in this wonderful city in order to feel like the trip was worth it. Most of my...

by Marilyn Z. on March 28th, 2012
4 Comments   Eating out, Montreal, Mother knows best, Travel