Montreal in April: Friends, food, fun, and a little conferencing

Posted by David on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 6:00 AM.

I spent last week in the beautiful city of Montreal, attending the CHI 2006 conference. The conference was great, if a bit academic for my tastes, and it's always nice to get a chance to polish my atrocious French pronunciation (with, some might say, another atrocious French pronunciation :-)

The best part of the trip was getting to meet in person my friend Victoria, who I had previously only known from the WELL's cooking conference, and her husband Rodney. Victoria wouldn't hear of me staying in a hotel, so I spent the week in their house.

Two more wonderful, gracious hosts would be hard to find, and we spent a great week talking and eating our way through the natural bounty of Quebec and the rest of Canada. I mean, people, I thought I loved food, but Victoria and Rodney are amazing and inspiring.

Miz Becky joined us on Thursday, after spending a few days with Juana down in Amherst.

As you might expect, I took some photos there, so I'll be spooling those out over the next few days. Enjoy!

Timothy, on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 7:37 AM:

ummm.... what's a bread razor for?

david adam edelstein, on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 8:21 AM:

You know the cuts in the tops of loaves of bread? That's how they get there.

That, plus carving the pastry chef when he gets too big for his toque.

Laura Z, on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 9:18 AM:

Cool! So now that you are inspired will we be the happy beneficiaries of much Quebecian-inspired cuisine? :-D (she said, hopefully...)

Heather, on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 4:31 PM:

Love the vegetable market photo and the one of fiddleheads!

My dad and I used to go and pick fiddleheads from the swamp next to the farmhouse I lived in when I was little :-)