La Poutine Week 2017

I worked with La Poutine week again this year, visiting tons of restaurants and capturing their poutine creations. Here are some photos from my visits. Only in Montreal, you can find so many different spins on a simple dish!

 

Le Burger Week 2016

Here are my favourites from Le Burger Week hunt I did over past few weeks. I love being a photographer for these kind of food festivals. I visited so many different neighbourhoods that I have not been to before in Montreal, met so many interesting people..this job is more than just taking photo of a burger and I love it.

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La Poutine Week 2016

In three weeks time I visited over 40 restaurants in Montreal, taking photos of their dishes for La Poutine Week.


Brit & Chips

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Bofinger Parc

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Le Gras Dur

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Faberge

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Dirty Dogs Montreal

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Les Soeurs Grises

7-LesSoeursGrises

Renoir

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Les Enfants Terribles 

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Burgundy Lion 

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Rosalie

12-Rosalie-1

Biiru

13-Biiru

Pub Brewskey

14-PubBrewskey

Deville Dinebar
17-Deville

Chez Boris

19-ChezBoris

La Betise

20-LaBetise

Poutine Centrale

21-PoutineCentrale

La Banquise

23-LaBanquise

Pates Bol

24-PatesBol

Imadake

26-Imadake

La Champagneri

28-Champagneri

Art:Brg

29-ArtBrg

Le Red Tiger 

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L’Assommoir Restaurant Bar

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Allo Mon Coco

35-Allo Mon Coco

Houston

36-Houston

Le Balthazar

37-LeBalthazar

Le Montrealaise at Fairmont

40-LeMontrealaise

Burger Royal

41-BurgerRoyal

La Smoking BBQ

43-Le Smoking BBQ

Kosh Week Montreal Part 1 | Food Photography

I did a photography project for Kosh Week, that is happening in Montreal from July 1st to 7th. One week dedicated to clean, local and sustainable food in Montreal inspired by Jewish culinary traditions. So in preparation to that, I went to lots of cool restaurants and photographed special dishes that they will be making for Kosh week.  Here are snapshots.


Poutine Centrale is doing a Latkes Poutine. 3971 Rue Hochelaga, Montreal, QC H1w 1K2

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ART: brgr is preparing a Shakshuka served with side of special tahini and fine chopped fresh salad and a thick fluffy warm pita bread. 

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Chez Boris is offering a beignewich with organic cured salmon, creme fraiche, capers, dill and cucumber.

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And my personal favourite, Mediterraneo Steak House! burger and a poutine from Mediterraneo Steak House!

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Good thoughts, good words, good deeds

I feel so lucky that I was picked to photograph this very special event.

The Navjote ceremony is the ritual through which an individual is inducted into the Zoroastrian religion.

At the age of seven, Zoroastrians are given a sudreh (shirt) and kusti (cord) as part of an initiation ceremony. These garments are considered sacred. They tie the kusti around the sudreh three times to remind themselves of ‘Good Words, Good Thoughts, and Good Deeds’.

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Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions. For 1000 years Zoroastrianism was one of the most powerful religions in the world. It was the official religion of Persia(Iran) from 600 BCE to 650 CE.

It is now one of the world’s smallest religions. In 2006 the New York Times reported that there were probably less than 190,000 followers worldwide.

  • Zoroastrians are roughly split into two groups:
    • The Iranians
    • The Parsis

In the 10th century a group of Iranians fled Iran as refugees in search of somewhere to practise their religion freely.

They finally ended up on the shores of Gujarat and were granted leave to stay there, thus founding the Indian Parsi community (Parsi being Gujarati for Persian).

Zoroastrianism is a home and community oriented religion. There is no tradition of monasticism or celibacy. Zoroaster himself was a family man and most worship happens in the family home.

Zoroastrianism is also about action. Zoroastrians work towards improving the local community and society in general. They tend to give generously to charities and are often behind educational and social initiatives. The Parsi community in India is particularly known for its industrious contributions to Indian society.

source:BBC