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Empanadas & Alfajores


José Mendiondo is from Uruguay, where he was a professional soccer player. He’s lived in Montreal since 1981. José has volunteered for a meals-on-wheels program in his neighbourhood (Centre-Sud) for the past four years. He loves to cook, but is mainly motivated to volunteer so that he can meet new people and socialize. Here are the recipes that he taught the Roulant community at an intergenerational workshop …

Recipes: Appetizers for a 5 à 7

Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Stories

With the warm weather and longer days, enjoying a 5 à 7 with friends and family seems like the thing to do! A few months ago, Janice and Normand shared a few of their go-to recipes during an intergenerational kitchen workshop. The recipes are featured in our cookbook: Learning From Our Elders, and shared with you below. Enjoy!

Learning from our Elders: Middle Eastern Recipes

Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

This week we share two sets of recipes from last year’s intergenerational workshop series and cookbook Learning from our Elders: Lebanese Mezze Tabbouleh, Baba Ganoush & Hummus “Mezzes are small traditional Lebanese dishes that are shared before the main meal. They must be made with the freshest ingredients and with lots of attention. At parties, we sit around a large table that is covered with more than 20 …

La Cuisine d’Augustine

Kitchen Workshops, Publications, Recipes, Seniors

This time of year, when we think of Quebecois cooking, our minds turn to the sweet and salty delights typically found at the cabane-a-sucre. Here are a few recipes to try out at home, ones that Augustine often prepared with her mother while growing up in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. Let us know what you think! From the Learning from our Elders cookbook: …

Recipes: Incredible Indian Cuisine

Food, Recipes, Seniors

This week we share recipes from the very first workshop in the Learning From our Elders series. Jitendra, meals-on-wheels client and active community member, brought his passion for cooking to our kitchen, and then to our Iron Chef competition last summer, where his intergenerational team competed with local restaurants to create delicious bouchées. These three vegetarian dishes are delicious and …


Kitchen Workshop: Learning from our community

Community Workshops, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes

In celebration of our 20th year of bringing generations together around food, Santropol Roulant launched a series of intergenerational cooking workshops called Learning from Our Elders. Seniors from the community were invited to share their love of food by showing participants—volunteers and friends of the Roulant of all ages—how to make their favorite dishes. These workshops were a great success …

Recipes: Pasta and Polenta

Food, Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Publications, Recipes

We’ve got another great set of recipes to share, as presented by the Piccioni sisters at one of our intergenerational workshops from the series: Learning From our Elders. If you can get your hands on a pasta roller*, the Fresh Pasta recipe only calls for two ingredients but really takes a pasta dish to the next level and is a lot of …

Haitian Cuisine: Three Colourful Recipes

Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

Back in June, Camille Chevalier, long-time Roulant meals-on-wheels client, taught a workshop on Haitian cooking with the assistance of his friend Witnicia. This was one of the intergenerational workshops that was part of the Learning From Our Elders series. Packed with colour and flavour, these dishes are sure to warm you up: Pork Griot, Sticky Rice and Fried Plantains.


Recipes from our new cookbook!

Food, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors

In December we launched our 20th anniversary cookbook: Learning From Our Elders. This book is the result of a series of workshops held in 2015, where seniors from different cultural backgrounds shared cooking techniques, recipes and their love of food with community members. Watch this interview about the project with coordinator Léa Maude. Over the next several weeks we will share some of …


Cookbook Launch: Learning From Our Elders

Events, General Store, Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

Santropol Roulant is excited to announce the launch of our new cookbook: Learning From Our Elders, this Monday December 14, from 5 to 7 pm. This book celebrates 20 years of Santropol Roulant by compiling stories and recipes shared by our clients and community. We had the opportunity to gather these experiences with a series of intergenerational cooking workshops. Over the past several months, …


Baking and Tea with Les Fruits Défendus

Events, Fruits Défendus, Recipes, Urban Agriculture

Interested in baking and eating apple pie and apple crumble, taking home some apple butter and chatting with your favorite fruit lovers? Then come to Les Fruits Défendus’ Cuisine Collective and Tea Party this Sunday to celebrate the end of the fruit-harvesting season! Whether you’re a long-time pick leader, a casual volunteer or just looking to get more involved in …