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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Chocolate Covered Toffee Break Ups

Oh dear. I’m in trouble with this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. These Chocolate Covered Toffee Break Ups are the work of an evil genius (yes, Dorie, that’s you!). Ever tasted a Daim Bar? Or maybe you know it as a Heath Bar? Well here’s the thing… These taste EXACTLY the same. And here’s another […]

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French Fridays: French classics

Image via Shutterstock French food. So often people think this must mean “complicated” which often translates to “I couldn’t possibly make that”. Fortunately, there are many classic French dishes that are much easier to make than to pronounce and in the classes I teach here in Toronto, I like to show people how simple some […]

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Les Petits Chefs make fish tacos with Matt Basile at Lisa Marie

As soon as the boys found out where they were headed on a field trip for cooking club this week, they immediately asked “Are we going to deep fry something?”  Matt Basile, chef/ owner of Lisa Marie restaurant and the popular food truck, Priscilla (also a rock star in the boys’ eyes), is popularly known […]

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An evening with Ruth Reichl

I’d barely been blogging six months in the fall of 2009, when the food world (old and new media) was shocked as Gourmet magazine was abruptly shut down by its parent company. I’d been a longtime reader of Gourmet and was deeply saddened.  So many people were.  Ruth Reichl, who had been the Editor in […]

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Win a copy of Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year (Canada) (CLOSED)

Win a copy of Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year! Thanks to the kind folks at Appetite by Random House Canada, I have one copy of Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year (I wrote about it here) to give away to one lucky reader! How to enter: There are 2 ways to enter (maximum of two entries […]

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French Fridays: Favourite French pumpkin recipes

With tomorrow being Hallowe’en, all things pumpkin are on many people’s minds so today I thought I would share a couple favourite “French” pumpkin recipes, collected from my years of working my way though Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table. One of my favourite interpretations of pumpkin in Dorie’s Around my French Table was Pumpkin […]

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