This is how I write, sitting on someone's bed, with increasingly bad posture. Photo by Kristen Hahn.

Food is my world. A few years ago, I found a wonderful job as a baker at a small, fun restaurant called Dépanneur le Pick Up. And then, by another stroke of luck, I became the assistant pastry chef at Lawrence… this is my crazy ass life.

When I find the time (and there’s never enough time), I write. Look for me at Acquired Taste Magazine, Kinfolk Magazine, Signal to Noise magazine, YETI magazine, Foxy Digitalis, Paris Transatlantic, Montreal Mirror, Serious Eats, Montreal Gazette, and more. I also have a Twitter. Email: natasha.pickowicz AT gmail.com.

Recent work….

Montreal Gazette:

Provençal cuisine: purity in a dish, September 6, 2012

Omnivore Food Festival Goes Global, August 15, 2012

DIY Dim Sum, April 25, 2012

Fond Farewells from Four Lumiere Chefs, February 29, 2012

Montréal en Lumière 2012 Festival Coverage, Online only, 2012

Old-School Pies Made Perfect, January 11, 2012

Home Fermentation: Add a Little Culture to Your Cooking, January 18, 2012

CBC Planning To Go Off the RecordMontreal Gazette, February 10, 2012

Jerk Chicken: It’s Not Just Hot, Montreal Gazette, July 20, 2011

The Luxury of Legault’s Strawberries, the Montreal Gazette, June 8, 2011

Precious and Dwindling: Quebec’s Wild Leeks, the Montreal Gazette, May 18, 2011

Kinfolk Magazine:

On Devotion: A Small Montreal Gathering, Volume 3, Print Only

Serious Eats:

Smoked Meat Pizza and the Man Behind it at Le Gros Jambon, Serious Eats: Slice, April 20, 2012

Fleisher’s Meats Hosts Butcher Blackout at Joe Beef, Serious Eats, March 14, 2011

Maple Syrup Season Arrives at Au Pied de Cochon’s Cabane à Sucre, Serious Eats, March 8, 2011

Pizza D’Agostino: Old-School Montreal Pizza at its Best, Slice, Serious Eats, July 7, 2011

Daily Slice: Spanakopizza at Van Horne Pizzeria, Slice, Serious Eats, October 5, 2011

Via Ristorante: A Hidden Gem in Montréal-Nord, Slice, Serious Eats, November 2, 2011

Toronto: VPN Pie at Pizzeria LibrettoSlice, Serious Eats, September 2, 2011

(and many, many other Slice posts!)

And other tasty things…

Perpetual Pantry, Montreal Mirror, January 5, 2012

Whoopie Pies, Morning Buns, enRoute, July 2011

Our Insider’s Guide on Where to Eat in Montreal, Burlington Free Press, February 17, 2012

Things To Do in Montreal When You’re Cold, Burlington Free Press, February 16, 2012

Hold the Meat, Montreal Mirror, May 26, 2011

Flesh for Fantasy, Montreal Mirror, May 3, 2012

Not Quite Happy Endings, Montreal Mirror, May 27, 2012

…and music things!

Sound and SeasonAcquired Taste Magazine, Issue #2, Print Only

Pop Montreal: R. Stevie Moore’s Best Video Moments, Maisonneuve Magazine, September 19, 2011

Hidden Gems of Montreal’s Music Scene, Burlington Free Press, December 1, 2011

Pieces of the Past, print only, Signal to Noise Magazine #62, 2011

Your Own Personal Vibe Coach, print only, YETI Eleven, 2011

R. Stevie Moore’s Abundant Singularity, essay, print only, POP Montreal Program, 2011

An Interview with founder of Signal to Noise magazine, Peter Gershon, Foxy Digitalis, August 15, 2011

Within Mirrors: An Interview With Filmmaker Paul Clipson, Foxy Digitalis, April 11, 2011

An Interview with Jon Mueller, Paris Transatlantic, June 2011

An Interview with Charles Curtis, Paris Transatlantic, March 2010

13 Responses to POPCORN WRITES

  1. I like the photos. BRB soon! :D

  2. thanks, aestar!

  3. I dig the Self Portrait Polaroids!

  4. thanks, broughman! i really used to hate taking pictures of myself, too.

  5. You made it on one my Blogroll lists :D

  6. Consider yourself followed.

    P.S: You are absolutely stunning.

  7. ashbert13@gmail.com

    WOW, Natasha! I just went through a large part of your blog–it is fantastic!!! I just went through a bunch of albums and found some fun pics of you and my sister. We just moved a lot of stuff in, so I’m not sure where they are lurking at this very moment, but if you want me to, I will definitely copy and send some to you. You look gorgeous lady! Judging by the blog your life looks grand!


    • ashley – thanks so much! so wonderful to hear from you. send over those photos of me + amy ASAP! a million memories waiting to be relived…

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  11. hiya there. Bless you! especially for the hilarious Maisonneuve Magazine bestvideos article, had not seen b4. keep in touch!

  12. Wow – I found you. I was looking up info about Kinfolk in Montreal and come across your site. I read your piece in Kinfolk’s Volume 3 about a month ago, and have been curious about you ever since. Most locals I meet think I’m crazy for living here and leaving sunny So-Cal. I recently moved to Montreal from Los Angeles. I love Montreal, but I’m a California girl at heart. I invite you to browse my blog, if you think we could have fun conversations, I would love to meet you…V

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