• A crow gifted me a feather! 

    Mme Cora's letter

    This June is so beautiful that it makes me forget all the current miseries on Earth. 


    June 11, 2021

  • Sorry for this sad story

    Mme Cora's letter

    Peter Papathanassopoulos had assumed the role of pater familias after arriving in Canada in 1959. He 


    June 4, 2021

  • My final quarter century!

    Mme Cora's letter

    On this morning of May 27, 2021 (my birthday), with the sun shining down with 


    May 28, 2021

  • My life: forever a rough draft!

    Mme Cora's letter

    I’ve picked up my pen hundreds of times to recreate a better life for 


    May 20, 2021

  • Riviera Maya, margaritas and spicy guacamole!

    Mme Cora's letter

    A large caravan of clouds crosses the sky this morning, pulling behind it the 


    May 14, 2021

  • Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Mother
    8 Heaven’s Way
    The great yonder above

    Dearest Mom, 


    May 7, 2021

  • Family happiness amongst red shells

    Mme Cora's letter

    As kids in the Gaspésie in 1953, we ate every day thanks to the 


    April 30, 2021

  • From diner cook to Founding President

    Mme Cora's letter

    I am garrulous by nature, so journalists love to interview me. It was true in 


    April 23, 2021

  • Kiwi and my love for frogs

    Mme Cora's letter

    Sometimes memories come to you out of the blue! This morning, I opened one eye with a frog croaking in my ear. Was I 


    April 16, 2021

  • The date squares from Maurice’s wife!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Do you recall? Last October 8, I told you the story about the handsome 


    April 10, 2021

  • A great lesson in determination

    Mme Cora's letter

    Over 60 years ago, I was a fine, young woman in her first year of college. I was studious and diligent, I loved 


    April 3, 2021

  • The young President’s BBQ!

    Mme Cora's letter

    This morning, dear reader, I feel like remembering the good 


    March 26, 2021

  • Last night I had a dream!

    Mme Cora's letter

    I was sitting down in a vast dessert amusing myself like a child as I let the sand run between my fingers. Yet I was 


    March 19, 2021

  • A bear knocking at the door

    Mme Cora's letter

    I often hop in my Mini Cooper in the morning and go for a spin. I fill the thermos with piping hot 


    March 12, 2021

  • A giant cometh with the storm!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Living on my small plot of countryside, I’m afraid I’ve become a wild weed kept alive by the nourishing, poetic veins of the 


    March 5, 2021

  • The ability to be omnipresent

    Mme Cora's letter

    I would love to have the ability to be omnipresent. A grand word that means “existing or 


    February 26, 2021

  • The unforgettable recipe of my success

    Mme Cora's letter

    Early in our story, around the time when we had opened our seventh or 


    February 19, 2021

  • The soulmates’ odyssey

    Mme Cora's letter

    (inspired by the Symposium by Plato, written in 380 BC)

     

    Ten years ago I was at the Montreal Book 


    February 12, 2021

  • The road to franchising

    Mme Cora's letter

    I’ve always known that ideas are constantly galloping towards us, trying to catch our eye as 


    February 5, 2021

  • Trip to Paris

    Mme Cora's letter

    We opened our first small Cora restaurant on May 27, 1987, the very day of my 


    January 29, 2021

  • It’s never too late

    Mme Cora's letter

    Most of us are currently in the grip of the hardest phase of confinement since it began, unable 


    January 22, 2021