The Secret Life of Canada: Jewish Montreal – a culinary history (

TIL I learned that the first Jewish person in Canada was Esther Brandeau, who arrived in New France disguised as Jacques La Fargue, a male Catholic. She was found out and  deported back to Old France when she refused to convert. Also, in Quebec Matzah can only be sold around Passover and only under a…

Marina talking about Brexit

Marina Hyde is my favourite Guardian columnist and quite possibly one of the funniest persons alive. She doesn’t normally do TV or radio but now she’s on Today in Focus and I can actually hear her talking about Brexit & stuff and OMG I’m having a fanboy moment here.

[Today in Focus] Marina Hyde on five years of watching the political circus