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Food Writing, Online? The Quarantine Kitchen

By Amelia Payne (Game Programmer ’21) Food Writing is one of the most popular classes in Montreal. Every week, I was excited to try Canadian foods, and explore culinary history. When the COVID-19 outbreak forced classes to move online I had no idea how food writing would work, but professor Susan Semenak has pulled it […]

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Adventures in Food Writing: Montreal

Alex Theodoreu (Game Art ’21) shows us what the students get up to in the Food Writing class in Montreal. Click on the video link to find out more!

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Hungry Travelers: We Eat It, You Read It

Leanna Russell (GART ’20) and Grace Magnant (GART ’20) adventured through the streets of Montreal during their Fall 2018 semester reviewing local restaurants all while staying within the average college student’s budget. While on these adventures, they discovered everything from juicy dumplings to affordable cocktails.

For more on their discoveries and food reviews, check out their website!

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Zach’s 5 In 10 Under 15

Check out Zach Phillips’s (GDES’20) final project for Food Writing! Zach ventured around Montreal on a mission to find his “5 lunch spots within a 10 minute walk of either EVO Montreal or the Academic Center for under $15” CAD! After trying 15+ various lunch spots, he narrowed down his favorites and wrote a little review for each. Here are the results:

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From Plate to Paper: Writing About Montreal Food

By Emmett Friedrichs (GDES ’20)

Although my journey throughout Montreal has only begun, my experience in my classes has been one to remember. Among all the classes offered here, the most interesting one that I am currently enrolled in would be the Food Writing class taught by the great Susan Semenak due to its abstract and surprising nature. As the name suggests, the class revolves around the exploration and history of food in the city of Montreal. This includes eating, discovering, and caring for new and local foods around the area, and writing stories and personal messages about how the experiences made us feel or how they connected with our personal lives.

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Class with a Hungry Italian

By Dennis Ngo For the past few weeks in Food Writing class we’ve been going on trips. We visited Jean-Talon Market, and the urban gardens at Dawson College. We were out there discovering the city but really haven’t had the chance to meet the people who contribute to the food culture. Today we were returning […]

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WRT 236 – Chinatown in Montreal


On October 2, the food writing class was greeted with towering chinatown2pillars and Chinese lettering painted across an archway. We were fortunate enough to get a tour of Chinatown by Round Table Tours’ own Melissa Simard. After hearing a brief history of the Chinese in Montreal, and how Chinatown started up, we got to explore it. Continue reading

Food Writing: A Fist Full of Dollars

On the corner of Sherbrooke and Saint Denis there is a little shop. It’s a sushi shop just like the thousands of sushi shops before it. It’s called Sushi 999. But there is a huge difference when it comes to the quantity of food. For a measly fifteen dollars around lunchtime, you can get everything on the menu as many times as you desire. Continue reading