A Treasure For My Daughter | The Wandering Chew

Sometimes working in an 'office of one' can get a little bit lonely. As much as I enjoy the lifestyle of a freelancer and how it allows me to work on my own schedule from almost anywhere, there are times that I wish there were other people around to eat lunch with, share a motivational high five or have a mid-day energizing dance party. This solitude is why I particularly appreciate (and jump on!) any opportunity to work repeatedly and collaborate with various people. Last fall I was invited to photograph The Wandering Chew's first pop-up dinner, their second in February and earlier this month their third! Centred around Jewish cuisine and culture each dinner celebrates a certain (ethno)- Jewish community and/or tradition. Their recent dinner highlighted the holiday of Shavout and the cookbook called "A Treasure for My Daughter". Guests enjoyed three courses of dairy-based dishes from the cookbook which were all inspired by Ashkenazi Jewish tradition. Throughout the evening, the hostesses Kat and Sydney and special guests shared readings and personal experiences to inform guests about the women who wrote this cookbook and its place in the Montreal Jewish community. Not only is it great to do what I love, learn about new cultures and traditions, but it's especially wonderful to work with familiar faces. Thanks again to The Wandering Chew for having me!


Lauren Kolyn is a lifestyle photographer based in Toronto, Canada.

Contact: kolyn.lauren@gmail.com