Montreal Gazette reporter Susan Semenak has captured the essence and soul of the much loved Marche Jean-Talon in Montreal's Little Italy. Her book tells the stories of the people behind the market, who supply the beautiful food everyday and feed the city of Montreal. She also provides simple, comforting recipes that celebrate seasonal, local food. Having been born and raised in Montreal, Marche Jean-Talon has a special place in my memories of life there. Most weekends I would visit the Marche, try all the samples of fresh fruits and veg offered by the venders, and take photos of the colourful produce beautifully arranged.