Hot Dog Michigan.

Beauparlant, Shawinigan, Mauricie, Québec. May 19, 2012.

The Michigan Hot Dog is the Province of Québec’s version of the Coney Island Hot Dog, made famous not in Brooklyn but in the Wolverine State. Only in PQ, the michigan is a whole different beast. And depending on your purveyor, your michigan can be as different as anything else. Typically, your dog is enjoyed with tomato or spaghetti sauce instead of the chili used in Detroit or Flint. And cheese curds top the dog whereas in the Great Lakes State, you find prepared mustard and freshly diced onions.

But at the roulotte Beauparlant, a trailer permanently on the street of Shawinigan’s 5e avenue and around since 1910, I was more than surprised to find a footlong dog dressed in what seemed like ketchup or like the chili dip used with cold shrimps, topped with cabbage and french fries! Not exactly what I had in mind, but whatever. I’m not one to complain when I have a footlong between my teeth.

For my post about the Coney Island in Detroit: http://lefoodfetishist.tumblr.com/post/21912361918/coney-island-hot-dog-lafayette-coney-island

Incendies (2010)


Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writers: Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne (script consultant), Wajdi Mouawad (play), Denis Villeneuve (screenplay)
Cinematographer: André Turpin
Editor: Monique Dartonne
Production Designer: André-Line Beauparlant
Costume Designer: Sophie Lefebvre
Music: Grégoire Hetzel
Cast: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Camera: Arricam St / Arriflex 535

Filming Locations: Amman, Jordan / Montréal, Québec - Canada

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother’s last wishes.

❤ – Powerful, compelling, and intense are the words I would use to describe this foreign film. Since I’m not too familiar with the Middle East culture, it was very much an eye opener and all my attention was driven to it from start to finish.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/0nycksytL1A

(watched November 7, 2011)



Luminous 90 - Kai-Uwe Steeg für Clynol Hair Show from Pipo Tafel on Vimeo.

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with Kai Uwe Steeg (hair) & Sonja Beauparlant (presentation) for Clynol
and Anna, Steffi, Miriam, Kristina, Rosana, Anna, Vanessa and Ivana

Stylingconzeption&Production: Carina Musitowski
Choreography&Video Production: Pipo Tafel
Costumes: Katharina Abele
Make-Up: Nadine Lauter
Additional Hair: Amanda Ka
Additional Camera: Rene Siciliano
Editing: Felix Kreiterling