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French Fridays with Dorie: Cola and jam spareribs

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Cola and Jam Spareribs (p 280) – was one I approached with some trepidation.  Firstly, the only ribs I *really* like are Dorie’s beef short ribs – pork spareribs are not my favourite – plus, Coke and apricot jam? Supposing that Dorie knows much more what she […]

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Les Petits Chefs go (mad) Mexican!

Les Petits Chefs were in for a treat this week: Chef José Haddad of both Frida Restaurant and Mad Mexican offered to come and show the boys 2 authentic Mexican dips: a fresh salsa and a guacamole.  I knew of Mad Mexican a little while ago – having spied their fresh salsa in my local […]

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Cupcakes for Haiti

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a year or so might remember that on the last day of school last June, I spent the day cooking Haitian food with my Grade 6 class, to end their unit about Haitian culture and cuisine. Whilst it seemed a little chaotic on the day, […]

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Murdoch Books’ 365 Challenge: Coconut chicken kebabs

I am psyched to be a part of Murdoch Books first big online challenge. Cooks across the world are working their way through Stéphane Reynaud’s 365 Good Reasons to Sit down to Eat, one dish at a time, over the course of this year. Reynaud is the best-selling French author of Ripailles and Rotis. and “365 […]

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Dorie Greenspan warm weather pot au feu

French Fridays with Dorie: Warm weather vegetable pot au feu

I’m always excited when French Fridays with Dorie recipes are ones I might not have chosen to make myself. This week was Warm Weather Vegetable Pot-au-Feu (pp 378 – 379) – a lighter take on the traditional “meat and potatoes” hearty winter stew Pot-au-Feu that Dorie says has too many possibilities to ignore during the […]

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