Dear obedient reader, a long time has passed since I have communicated with you through these pages. I promise you will see more activity here this year than in 2013.
Before I provide you with longer, substantive post, you will watch a little TV appearance I made recently on a CityTV show called Only in Montreal. The recipe for the soup, which is actually called chłodnik, not whatever bogus name the TV people gave it, was published here a while ago. I have of course also provided you with instructions on how to brine pork chops.
Speaking of Montreal, I trust those of you who live here have been assiduously reading me in the print edition of CultMTL. I also occasionally provide online content, which you can find here and in the right-hand column on this page.