Joe Beef

April 14, 2012

20120414-075232.jpg This is a cookbook of sorts, as cleverly stated on the front of the book. Joe Beef has been the book I can not put down this week. Located in a neighborhood in Montreal, Joe Beef is at the center of the city’s growing reputation as a culinary destination. I have seen many mentions of it over the last few years, and it is on the top of our list of places to try when we visit Montreal.

20120414-075647.jpg With 135 unforgettable recipes showcasing Joe Beef’s unconventional approach to French market cuisine, I am just not sure which one to start with first. Advocating the use of ingredients from local or family-owned producers, this collection of hearty dishes delivers.

20120414-080009.jpg This cookbook (of sorts) is packed with personal stories, which is what makes it so memorable as well as entertaining. Exquisitely photographed, it is a guide to living an outstanding culinary life, as seen through the eyes of Joe Beef.