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Les Petits Chefs make panzerotti with Massimo Bruno

There’s always a cheer when Massimo Bruno is announced as the visiting chef for Les Petits Chefs.  He’s visited three times before – to make pizza, pasta and gnocchi so I was wondering what on earth he would make with them this time around. I’m thrilled he wants to come and work with them again […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes & Prunes

You can tell that I wasn’t feeling too hot when I made this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes & Prunes, p 212). When I came to look at the pictures last night I was like “Oh my – a big old bowl of stew. Unattractively plated.” No, it was […]

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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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