As many of you will already know, I spent some time in July working on a very special project at La Cuisine Paris – their “recipe incubator“. Basically five weeks in a row, every Monday, a group of keen foodies and I would gather in the kitchen at La Cuisine and test some of their […]
See that picture up there ^^ ? It might not mean anything to you but to me, it represents everything I loved about the recent Le Dolci Paris tour I helped organise, whereby 9 ladies from Australia, Canada and the US descended on Paris (many of them for the first time!) and spent a week […]
All right, all right, I’ve been in Paris nearly 2 weeks now and not a single post yet about being here? Well, I’ve been busy eating bonbons and drinking champagne working you know! And you can always follow me on Twitter, Flickr or Instagram to check out what I am up to daily. I have […]
It’s a quick French Fridays with Dorie this week – this was a super easy and fast recipe to make (Crunchy ginger-pickled cucumbers, p 340). And thankfully because even though I have been in Paris (and I know many of you wish you were too!), working at La Cuisine Paris, leading recipe testing sessions (this […]
Macaron classes in Toronto
Sunday January 31st 2016 10.30am – 12.30pm
Sunday February 21st 2016, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Love macarons but afraid to try them at home because you’ve heard they are hard to make? During this hands-on class, you’ll change your mind! We’ll teach you secrets to practically no-fail macarons covering different flavoured and coloured macarons with a variety of ganache/fillings. You’ll get to practice important techniques for macaron success – macaronnage (the technique for getting the batter just right) and piping. You’ll get to take home a selection of macarons
These classes requires a minimum of 10 people to run. For more details including cancellation policy and registration:
Macarons Made Easy! at Cookery on Roncesvalles
Wednesday December 9th 2015 7pm – 9pm (sold out)
Wednesday January 20th 2016 7pm – 9pm (sold out)
Wednesday February 24th 7-9pm
Thursday March 31st 7-9pm
Love macarons but afraid to try them at home? This hands-on class with will change your mind! Learn secrets to practically no-fail macarons and practice important techniques for macaron success – macaronnage (getting the batter just right) and piping. You’ll take home a selection of macarons. These classes takes place at Cookery on Roncesvalles.
For more details and to book, click here.
French pastry classes in Toronto
Eclairs, profiteroles, chouquettes and gougères: Choux pastry made easy at St Lawrence Market Kitchen
In this class, you’ll learn how to work with choux pastry to create delectable éclairs, profiteroles, chouquettes and gougères (savoury cheese puffs). Discover the secrets to perfect choux pastry – it’s easier than you think! You’ll learn how to use the pastry to create both savoury and sweet treats as well as a variety of fillings to impress your friends with these “looks harder to make than they actually are” classic French pastries
This class requires a minimum of 10 people to run. For more details including cancellation policy and registration:
Food and wine pairing classes in Toronto
French bistro classics with wine pairings – Friday February 12th 2016 6.30pm at the St Lawrence Market Kitchen
Take a trip to France over dinner. In this class you will learn to make a three-course meal of dishes you’d find in any French bistro. You’ll start out making puff pastry bâtons to nibble for your apéritif, followed by a trio of salads (salade de carottes, céleri remoulade and taboulé). Your main course will be Quiche Lorraine and you’ll end end on a sweet note with a Tarte Tatin (much easier to make than everyone thinks – sssh!). We’ll learn to make the pastry from scratch too! After you’ve cooked, we’ll sit down to enjoy the meal together. Wine will be paired with each course and Neil Phillips of vinceteragroup.com will talk you through the pairings. Looking to impress that special someone? It’s perfect timing with St Valentine’s Day right around the corner!
This class requires a minimum of 15 people to run. For more details including cancellation policy and registration:
Click here to register for Friday February 12th 2016 6.30pm.
I was SO excited to see this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe: Vanilla éclairs (p. 473). I love them but have never made them though I have had some success with the choux pastry before, making gougères and profiteroles, twice. Neil and I had people over for dinner last Friday and totally unintentionally, it […]