welcome to Fan Tan Alley
where old world meets new …
even the bins look better here!
intrigued by this door …
time for class
intrigued by this door
For more pictures from Canada’s oldest Chinatown, see my previous post
The Taste Canada Food Writing Award nominees have been announced and the reading list looks promising. Divided into four categories, the books represent a variety of interests, regions and cuisines. Culinary Narratives, General Cookbooks, Single Subject Cookbooks & Regional Cultural Cookbooks comprise this year’s categories. There are french and english selections for both the General Cookbook and Single Subject Cookbook categories. I am especially excited by the regional cookbook selections as they highlight Burmese, Arabian, and Asian foodways. See all the nominees, along with excerpts, author interviews and more at CBC Books.
Visited a stunning retrospective exhibit of Mary Pratt’s work at The Rooms this week in St. John’s. One of the things I most admire about Pratt’s painting, aside from her talent for using colour and capturing light, is her ability to document everyday pleasure and its underlying darkness simultaneously. Her paintings capture “the stuff of life, the stuff that everyone touches everyday, the stuff that a woman understands” (Mary Pratt, 2012).
Morning (2010) by Mary Pratt.
Between the dark and daylight (2010) by Mary Pratt.
Caplin (1969) by Mary Pratt.
Eviscerated Chickens (1971) by Mary Pratt.
Dick Marries Moose (1973) by Mary Pratt.
For more on Pratt’s 50-year retrospective click here for links via CBC.
Spent a quiet morning in the reading room at the Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University and a gorgeous afternoon chatting food and walking the trails at the Botanical Garden. Finished the day with a bookstore visit, coffee and Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking.
Grow old along with me the best is yet to be …