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Thomas Keller in Toronto and TK-Os (Thomas Keller Oreos)

Oreos. Something I didn’t grow up eating. Something I don’t particularly like. At least not the packaged version. So when I got the chance to try Thomas Keller’s version from the Bouchon Bakery Cookbook, I couldn’t wait.  The kind folks at Thomas Allen provided me with a sneak peek of the cookbook (you can get […]

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Les Petits Chefs decorate cookies for Hallowe’en with Adell Shneer

Les Petits Chefs were fortunate enough to welcome Adell Shneer back into the lab this week for her FIFTH visit (she’s come before to make cheese blintzes, help our with our Food Revolution Day event, make Pad Thai and soup and pasta and each time, we’ve all had so much fun!).  When she suggested something […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Spur-of-the-moment Vegetable Soup

As I type this post, it’s raining cats and dogs outside. It’s soup weather for sure. I’ve made this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Spur of the moment vegetable soup, p 74) three times in the past 3 week. It’s just that good. Carrots, onions, garlic, celery, potato and ginger combined with some rosemary […]

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Les Petits Chefs make salmon, cucumber and oshinko (daikon radish) maki with Sang Kim

This week, Les Petits Chefs were fortunate enough to welcome Sang Kim of Sushi Making for the Soul back into the science lab for another lesson in sushi making. Sang first worked with the boys back in the spring (proving that kids can keep focussed right up to the last week of school if they […]

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Macarons with passionfruit-chocolate ganache

It’s been a while since I have posted any macarons. Well, any macarons that I have made. If you followed me on Twitter or Instagram this past summer, you’ll have seen many, many macarons in classes I assisted at over at La Cuisine Paris. Or gawked at on one of my many food walks throughout […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Crispy Crackly Apple Almond Tart

Oh my. This dessert for French Fridays with Dorie was much anticipated. And it happened to coincide with Canadian Thanksgiving – could there be a better dessert for Thanksgiving for a non-pumpkin pie-loving baker than this – layers of filo pastry (with butter and sugar – mmmm!) topped with almond pastry cream and crunchy apples […]

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