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French Fridays with Dorie: Navarin Printanier

It’s a short and sweet French Fridays with Dorie this week.  I made this week’s recipe – Navarin Printanier (pp 281 – 282 ) over the Easter weekend and took a few shortcuts since we seemed to be cooking for most of that weekend – by the time I got to this, I was exhausted. […]

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Les Petits Chefs make BISON and pork dumplings with Vanessa Yeung

This week, Les Petits Chefs once again had the great pleasure of working with Chef Vanessa Yeung, of Aphrodite Cooks.  She’s been in working with the club before, once making ginger chicken potstickers and vegetarian water dumplings and another time making dumplings and mango salad. Well apparently little boys LOVE dumplings because on the way […]

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Mr Neil’s roast chicken

This month’s Kitchen Bootcamp challenge was Chapter 20 of The Professional Chef “Grilling and Broiling, Roasting and Baking”.  I simply could not NOT post the recipe (well, it’s more a method than a recipe per se) for Mr Neil’s famous roast chicken.  For us, roast chicken is a simple staple meal – we have it […]

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Food Revolution Day – stand up for REAL FOOD with me!

If you’ve read my blog for a while now, you’ll know how important my boys cooking club, Les Petits Chefs, is to me. As an adult and an educator, I feel a great sense of responsibility to pass on my knowledge of from-scratch cooking to my students along with a little education about healthy food […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Coconut Friands

You say friand, I say financier… This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe  – coconut friands (p 456) – threw me into a bit of a spin.  I have heard my mum talking about friands, which all along I had thought was just a different name for financiers – turns out even Dorie was confused […]

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Les Petits Chefs visit Luma (Toronto)

Luma is one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. I’ve eaten wonderful brunches there, as well as lunch and dinner and it never fails to disappoint.  Executive Chef Jason Bangerter trained classically  in London under Chef Anton Mosimann and worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Switzerland for a number of years before returning to […]

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