The Internet Chef Talks to

Shira Lazar

and asks her Just One Question…

“Food is love. What’s one family dish from your childhood that holds a special place in your heart?”

Montreal bagels with smoked lox and cream cheese. It’s a Montreal favorite and on weekends my mom would buy fresh bagels and lox and lay it out on the kitchen table. It’s not really a dish but it’s something special to my hometown. My Dad has since bought an actual bagel shop in Montreal, Mount-Royal Bagel Bakery, so the bagel tradition will be one in my family that lives on hopefully for generations to come.

Shira’s Bio and Social Media Links


Twitter: : and if you’re in Montreal, please support Shira’s Dad’s bagel shop 😉


Shira Lazar is an EMMY nominated TV and Web Personality who continues to bridge the gap between traditional and new media and be a voice for the digital age. She covers the latest in digital trends, tech and pop culture on her blog- On The Scene– on and hostsBackstage Live, the live-stream during the CBS Early Show on Saturday. You can also catch her as the host of’s first social media reality competition, The Tastemaker. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Fox News Channel and CNN. An authority in the new media space, Shira also hosts and speaks around the world at influencer events and conferences including Mashable Media Summit, Mashable Social Good Conference, Ignite, Branded Content Summit, Twiistup, Women In Tech International, Banff NEXTMedia, 140 Conference, Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour, Big Omaha, and SXSW among many others.

Shira’s extensive hosting work includes some of the biggest live-streams on the web from Awards Shows to blockbuster Hollywood premieres and events–including, The Grammy Awards, The Tony Awards, The Independent Spirit Awards, Sex and the City and Twilight premieres among many others.

In addition to her work in live online programming, Shira has also hosted television shows including NBC’s 1st Look and Open House, DirecTV’s Havoc on the 101, and was a correspondent on CourtTV’s Hollywood Heat, Reelz Channel’s daily movies news show, Dailies, and Travel Channel’sConfessions of a Travel Writer.

Online, she has developed and hosted video content for Live Earth Video, This Week In YouTube, Yahoo!’s daily What’s So Funny, Condenast’s travel blog Jaunted,,, Mania! TV, Verizon VCAST and more. She has been the official video blogger for Internet Week NY, red carpet host for the Webby Awards and the first-ever Streamy Awards, and was named a “Social Media Maven” when she won Ashton Kutcher’s 24 Hours at Sundance.

A native of Montréal, Shira graduated with honors from Emerson College, and now lives in Los Angeles.

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