My VEGAN SECRET SUPPER {VSS} Experience. Montreal.

I had the pleasure of attending a Vegan Secret Supper (VSS), a roving supper club with pop ups in NY, Montreal and Vancouver, created and run by MTL-based Chef Mérida Anderson. Each delicious dish was well-balanced, beautifully plated, and perfectly sized. I left feeling satisfied, well-nourished, and content.

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The Gaza Kitchen. Cookbook. 2013.

A new cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, by El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt, is about the stories of Palestinian farmers and home-cooks. The idea for the book came after Schmitt visited Gaza in 2009 and wrote a piece in The Atlantic, “Eating Under Siege,” describing how Israel’s severe restrictions on Gaza affect what people eat.

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