A Letter to My Daughter Before the 2016 US Election

Before I had you, there was just your brother. And while I’ve worried enough to fill the Mariana Trench for…

Uncle Rejean’s Spaghetti

My uncle Rejean took his life in 2000, and that’s where his story ends. Sorry. A little morbid on that…

I Let Martha Stewart Cook for Me for a Month

I have always prided myself in being a home cook. Home chef. Cooking for my family has been, most of the time,…

On Tourtière, or French-Canadian Meat Pie

Tourtière. There may be no other more polarizing dish in my family than Tourtière. With dozens of variations through Quebec,…

Maple, Lox, & Grits: Pâté & Cretons

Saying that there’s lots of pâté in a French-Canadian grocery store is like saying there’s lots of kinds of bread…