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Book Review: Hazan Family Favorites

Marcella Hazan. When I was growing up even all the way away in Australia, her name was synonymous with “real’ Italian food. She was the queen of Italian cooking. So you can imagine my delight on discovering her son, Giuliano, himself an accomplished cookbook author (and he also offers cooking classes. In Italy) and his […]

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Vichyssoise for the JC100

It’s a bit shameful that I didn’t get around to making this – the easiest of all soups – until Saturday of this week, when I received the recipe on Monday. It literally took me 5 minutes to throw together, about 20 minutes of cooking (I chopped the potatoes and leeks very very small to […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Olive Oil ice cream

Sorry folks. This one just was not a winner for me. I mean, I like olive oil. I like ice cream. I even like olive oil drizzled on ice cream with a sprinkle of salt. But olive oil IN my ice cream? Not so much.  Uh huh, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (olive […]

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Les Petits Chefs make sushi with Sang Kim

This week, Les Petits Chefs, Ms Carter, Miss Lynch and I were fortunate enough to welcome Sang Kim of Sushi Making for the Soul into the science lab for a lesson in sushi making!  Sang has worked in the Toronto restaurant scene for the past 27 years in virtually every position, front and back. He […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Oasis Naan (with a side of mushrooms!)

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie – Baking with Julia recipe – Oasis Naan (p 149) was hosted by Maggie of Always Add More Butter  and Phyl from Of Cabbages & King Cakes (you can find the recipe on their blogs).  I was happy to discover this is a fairly easy recipe for naan because it’s […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Lentil, lemon and tuna-less salad

Errr… ok. This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is very much an “interpretation” of the recipe in question (Lentil, lemon and tuna salad, p 140). Not only do I absolutely not eat tuna (and I wasn’t sure Neil would be sharing this with me), but when I came to the recipe, all smug-like that […]

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