• 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. Waking up with the sun, the first thing I do 


    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 washed 


    June 4, 2021

  • My final quarter century!

    Mme Cora's letter

    On this morning of May 27, 2021 (my 


    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 


    May 20, 2021

  • Riviera Maya, margaritas and spicy guacamole!

    Mme Cora's letter

    A large caravan of clouds crosses the sky this morning, 


    May 14, 2021

  • Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Mother
    8 Heaven’s Way
    The great yonder above

    Dearest Mom, you must be surprised to finally have word from me. Since you left us in a car accident 


    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 sea, which provided us 


    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 the past and still true 


    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 still dreaming or 


    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 Irishman who always ate big 


    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 


    April 3, 2021

  • The young President’s BBQ!

    Mme Cora's letter

    This morning, dear reader, I feel like remembering the good ol’ days. A time when 


    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 


    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 


    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 


    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 being 


    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 


    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 Fair 


    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 they pass by. A 


    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 40th birthday. Life up until then had been difficult and much later, I would 


    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 to replace the toaster that just broke down, to buy a good 


    January 22, 2021