Montreal Market Meal

During our 2016 Grand Tour, we visited our good friends the Greens in Montreal. One hot sunny day, Giulia took us on a tour of the best of Montreal’s markets including Jean-Talon in Little Italy and Atwater near the Lachine Canal where we bought the ingredients for a killer meal. Check out our review of all the markets we visited and see what we did with the wonderful ingredients.

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Mago Markets & Meals – Still Working on it

In our upcoming book “Mago Markets & Meals,” each chapter takes you to markets throughout US and Western Europe, providing advice that is based on the unique culture and content of each market region. Calling on our first hand experience and using a series of stories and Mago Tips, we will help you avoid our mistakes, take advantage of our strokes of genius, and in general plan and cook a great meal using the best ingredients found in these markets.

Are you in Barcelona? Then avoid the touristy La Boqueria market off the Ramblas and shop with the locals at Santa Catarina or Sant Antoni markets. Are you in Portland in the dead of winter? Don’t despair. The Portland State University market is open every Saturday summer or winter. Find yourself in the wilds of Northwest Montana in the early fall? Then get a upland game bird license and shop the wide open market of mother nature for grouse. Perhaps that is a bit extreme, but it makes for interesting reading.

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Montucky’s Juicy Sprucies – the Hunt, Field Dressing, the Prep, the Feast

We are learning to love grouse hunting in Northwest Montana. This post summarizes everything that we’ve learned to date including the hunt, options for field dressing, the prep and draw. The post concludes with suggestion for how to cook these wonderful birds, suitable sauces, and candidate side dishes.

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