Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
I've been invited to MC the book launch for my NYC friend Laura Silver's new book Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food.
Drop in for knish tastings, signed books, a knish drawing contest, 'waffled knishes' (!?) and a general fress-fest.
Taking place this Friday, July 4, 7pm, Librairie Drawn + Quarterly (211 Bernard St. West, Montreal).
Best wishes + knishes to all.
Update: Here's a great review of the event that was posted by Drawn + Quarterly.
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Sunday, June 8, 2014
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Friday, March 28, 2014
Hello Again Friends and Foodies!
Here is the 2nd Urban Bonfire video I directed: "Bring the Bonfire: Epis. 1 - Blackstrap BBQ"
This one has Urban Bonfire's Ryan Bloom taking a stock Kamado Joe grill out on the road and challenging award-winning Blackstrap BBQ "Pitmaster" Dylan Kier to a flame-filled duel to see if his famous steaks, ribs and pork roasts come out as well on the "Joe" as with his prized, industrial-grade hickory smokers.
Please watch the video to find out and thanks for sharing it with your food-lover friends.
You can also visit Urban Bonfire's Facebook page for lots more backyard and BBQ-related fun.
If you still haven't seen the first video in this series, "Meet Urban Bonfire", you can watch it here. Thanks to all who checked it out last week and sent feedback. I loved reconnecting with you all.
Have a great weekend,
Posted by Ezra Soiferman at 1:51 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Spring is here and warm outdoor time is (~hopefully~) right around the corner up here in Montreal and out where you are.
Cool news to share... I was asked by an old friend, Ryan Bloom (co-owner of the exquisite Rustique Pie Kitchen), to direct two short films for his brand new venture, Urban Bonfire, located right next door to Rustique on Notre-Dame West in St-Henri.
Ryan describes Urban Bonfire like this: "Our goal is to work with people and their spaces to maximize both the economic and experiential elements of every rooftop, balcony, backyard, deck or country home they want to bring to life."
Urban Bonfire will not only sell you a sweet barbecue, they'll also take your backyard and whip it into an oasis for family & friends. For Ryan and Urban Bonfire partner/designer Stefan Marchant, everything revolves around "Celebrating Outdoor Gathering Spaces".
And that's exactly what we went for in the two videos we created for their gorgeous new shop.
Please watch the first video, Meet Urban Bonfire, which just launched on the store's website and on YouTube. It features music by among others, another old friend, Dylan Silverstein, and was deftly edited by Rebecca Lessard.
If you enjoy the video, feel free to share with a friend who may need a barbecue, some grilling accessories, or even a spruced-up backyard. There's even a bbq promo on now at the shop too.
The 2nd video, in which I follow Ryan and a barbecue to Verdun's beloved Blackstrap BBQ, will launch next week. I'll share that with you then.
Enjoy the spring! Hope you're outside grilling and chilling soon...
Posted by Ezra Soiferman at 7:37 AM
Saturday, March 8, 2014
It was one of those
"that was a cold one"winters
"that was a hard one" winters
"that was a long one" winters
But we have emerged at what feels like the other end
And the sun is burning on through
Happy presque-Spring from Ez to you.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
In spite of government shutdowns, debt ceilings, innumerable wars, radiation-filled oceans, and all the other swirling, whirling and twirling chaos around us, it's nice to know there's still sun, rain and purty flowers.
Thanks for dropping by EzSez to sniff the flowers.
Posted by Ezra Soiferman at 2:42 PM
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Mazel tov! After a decades-long ban, hemp, aka the non-psychoactive sister of marijuana, is now legal to farm again in California.
Hemp can be used to make everything from food, fuel, fibre, fabric, paper, paint, pretzels, plastic, soap, rope, concrete and coats... And a lot, lot more.
From this SF Bay Guardian article: "The California Industrial Hemp Farming Act (SB 566) was signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, after years of deliberation dating back to 1999, a process that included multiple gubernatorial vetoes. The freshly signed law will allow approved California residents to grow hemp for industrial purposes by reclassifying the once-felonious plant as a "fiber or oilseed crop."
Right on, California!
Update: There is one big caveat to all this... Federal approval. Here's more on that from the Huffington Post.
Posted by Ezra Soiferman at 4:24 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Good news... The team and I have created a brand new hour-long TV documentary: "Dockside to Bedside: 100 Years of Herzl".
I spent a year as a “fly on the wall” at the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, documenting the institution's mosaic of patients, staff and stories throughout its milestone 100th anniversary year.
Update: On September 18th, we received a great review from Mike Cohen at The Suburban. You can read it here.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
It arrived about 10 minutes after I had shipped off the master tape of my latest film to its broadcaster and about 10 seconds up ahead of where I was driving.
Happy to be here at EzSez to tell the tale and share the pic.
Love to all from Montreal.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Friday, June 21, 2013
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