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Cole Nicholson’s maple juniper beef tenderloin with chocolate-infused red wine jus and leek and potato mash

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Toronto regional finals for the S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chefs Competition where we saw Daniela Molettieri take the prize for her Filet of Veal Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms, served with Butternut Squash and Roasted Hazelnut Puree.  Well Daniela’s was my second favourite dish that night – […]

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S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition – and a giveaway at Lee restaurant!

Cole Nicholson’s earliest memory of cooking was as a little kid where he would stand in the kitchen and watch his mother make dinner.  She wouldn’t let him help but the simple act of standing there made him feel a part of things. Every once in a while she would let him make “soup”. putting […]

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Les Petits Chefs make alfajores with Chef Rossy Earle

One group of Petits Chefs have already had the pleasure of working with Chef Rossy Earle (and they made empanadas and Panamanian milk candies) so I was thrilled when Rossy agreed to come back to share a little bit of Panama with the new group of Petits Chefs.  Born & raised in Panama City, Panama, […]

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Dim Sum and dumplings with Chef Vanessa Yeung (Aphrodite Cooks)

Les Petits Chefs again had the honour of welcoming Chef Vanessa Yeung of Aphrodite Cooks into the kitchen science lab this week. Vanessa came in the spring for a different group of Petits Chefs and showed them how to make dumplings and pot-stickers and she graciously agreed to come back this term! For those who […]

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Essential Pépin: Chicken in tarragon sauce

This is the second post in my Essential Pépin series.  To celebrate the release of Jacques Pépin’s new cookbook, Essential Pépin, Thomas Allen are challenging Canadian home chefs and bloggers to cook up their own French meals with recipes from the book with the chance to win a KitchenAid® Artisan Series Stand Mixer, courtesy of […]

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