A delicious meal from a few weeks ago and some other stuff

First thing’s first: a satisfying meal I made early this summer with green pea couscous, a thyme roasted tomato, some creamy humus, and an awesome seared fennel dish with radishes, olives, red onion, feta cheese, raisins, fresh parsley and lemon juice. I served this with a nigella seed pita bread, which is so good. I need to learn how to make different breads…

I’m currently listening to Michael Pollan, of The Omnivore’s Dilemma fame on Heritage Radio Network, a great radio station that focuses on “the full breadth of the food industry.” Their shows hosts range from chefs, to critics, to farmers, to influential food and agriculture advocates; it’s amazing.
Check it out: http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/

A bit of culture:

Last night I watched the Polanski film Carnage. The film is based on a play that was written by the writer Yasmina Reza, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Polanski.

I was going to add a link to the trailer but I think it reveals too much. It’s better to watch it without any knowledge of what the movie is about. The acting and script are phenomenal. It might not pack quite the punch it would like to, but it’s nonetheless a well developed satire about 2 deliriously entertaining couples trying to arrive at a mutual understanding over a violent even that took place between their sons. I, personally, was mesmerized by the unfolding action and the actors. Jodie Foster in particular is a knock out. It’s fun, short and unlike anything I’ve watched recently.

I’m missing this. Now. At this very moment.

Gillian Welch, an American singer/songwriter that plays southern folksy music that is filled with a strange kind of sunny nostalgia, is playing The National tonight, a good venue in Montreal. Over the last few years, my immersion in the local music scene has waned and I was unfortunately unaware that she was to play a show. Sold out, I was unable to get last minute tickets. That’s a shame. This is good stuff.
Check it out:

In response to this tragedy(!), I went ahead and bought tickets to another folksy act that is coming in December. Timber Timbre, a Canadian band from Ontario, also plays the kind of moody and traditional music that tugs at your heart strings by tickling your subconscious. Here’s one of my favorite songs: