Macadamia Nuts · Species

Macadamia – Nut

Macadamia is a species of tree that is native to Australia (New South Wales and Queensland), classified as a part of the plant family Proteaceae. It also refers to the tree’s fruit, the macadamia nuts. A macadamia nut is with outer pericarp containing an inner shell and a roasted nut. Macadamia nut is one of… Continue reading Macadamia – Nut

culture · History · Montreal's Chinatown · Multiculture · Old Montreal · Walking Rally

Walking rally – step by step through Old Montreal / Chinatown ​

It was a romantic drizzling morning on Friday, mixed into this peaceful world, the bleak sky was blue. My other two colleagues, Daphny, Amir, and I started our 2 hours walking rally in front of the Place D’Armes metro station. We all were excited to explore Montreal’s history and multicultural heritage while learning and thinking its… Continue reading Walking rally – step by step through Old Montreal / Chinatown ​

FOOD · gastronomy · Mont-Royal · Montreal · Québécois food · Tasty

A Québécois restaurant : La Binerie Mont-Royal

This week I went to a traditional Québécois restaurant with my colleague Minshuo and my other two friends. It is my first time to go to a local québécois restaurant. I had a good tasty experience!  This local restaurant is called La Binerie Mont-Royal which has been open for almost 80 years (from 1938). Now… Continue reading A Québécois restaurant : La Binerie Mont-Royal

Chinese artifacts · Chrysanthemum Tea · culture · Wall Scroll Calendar

Cabinet of Curiosities: Chinese artifacts and food culture

Since ancient times, there have been many typical artifacts and food item in China. I want to show you one artifact and one food item that I used to in daily life.  Cane Wall Scroll Calendar It is a calendar tool to record important festivals and activities. It originated from ancient China. Each type of… Continue reading Cabinet of Curiosities: Chinese artifacts and food culture

17th Century · cooking · culture · FOOD · France · Uncategorized

Vatel (2000): 17th century French food

When a movie and good food go together, people will be attracted by its culture phenomenon. A development of one country impacts on the rise and fall of the cuisine as well. Vatel is about the royal life of 17th century in France. Describing royal cuisine is one of the most important parts to display on… Continue reading Vatel (2000): 17th century French food

culture · FOOD · gastronomy · Grocery store · Librairie Espanole · Montreal · Spanish products

Urban Ethnography: Librairie Espanol, Grocery

Last Friday, I went to a Spanish grocery with my other two colleagues. We found a diverse range of Spanish products and we were having a good time!  The grocery that we went is called Librairie Espanol, located in the heart of Montreal. It is a colorful but not that big grocery store. Those types of products… Continue reading Urban Ethnography: Librairie Espanol, Grocery

Centre-Ville · Montreal · Neighborhood

My Neighborhood

I live in the heart of Montreal. Montreal’s downtown (Centre-Ville) is the main commercial and business area, with a lot of restaurants, bars, supermarkets, stores and shopping malls. Sources: Centre-Ville; Shopping street Centre-Ville is alive at any time. People can enjoy their life: eating, drinking, shopping, sight-seeing and nightlife on weekends. Everything is closer together… Continue reading My Neighborhood