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Mad about Macarons in Paris (and a giveaway)

Yes, I ate some macarons last month in Paris.  And made them too. So many in fact that I believe I went into a state that I am going to call “macaron fatigue”. Yes, folks, it is possible.  However, now I’ve been removed from them for a while, I feel ready to look at my […]

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CIA Greystone: Cooking demonstration

Possibly not quite recovered from our sugar coma brought on by the night before’s “Sweet Finale” dessert tasting plate, mum, Rosemary and I headed back to CIA Greystone the following morning for a cooking demonstration. When I was booking online, I was excited to see this dish lined up for the day we were able […]

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Kids in the Kitchen at Nella Cucina

You all know how much I love cooking with kids, right? Well last week I had the great fortune to spend a day at Nella Cucina’s cooking camp for kids.  Result? Well firstly, I wish I had gone to such wonderful cooking classes when I was little (no, Welsh Rarebit in Home Economics class in […]

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Calphalon – not just great cookware!

In the culinary alphabet, C is for… cookware, Corelle, (Le) Creuset, Cuisinart, CucinaPro and Calphalon. But did you know that Calphalon is more than just great cookware? Sometime last year, I won a gift certificate for a cooking demo class at the Calphalon Culinary Centre in Toronto. It just goes to show how crazy my […]

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ArtHome Paris (prononcer arôme) – l’atelier

ArtHome Paris (prononcer arôme) – l’atelier

A few months ago, whilst perusing the internet for ideas for our Paris holiday this Christmas, I came across Rosa Jackson’s blog entry about an ArtHome cooking atelier and was intrigued. It sounded a little bit exclusive because each session only accommodated 12 people. Right up my alley – something that was all about cooking […]

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Graine de macarons! (Ecole de Pâtisserie du Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre, Paris)

Graine de macarons! (Ecole de Pâtisserie du Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre, Paris)

Wednesday December 23rd 2009. 8.45am Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre, Paris 8ième I WILL learn how to make macarons with FEET. The setting is sublime… A brave dozen of us head downstairs to the workshop: Un petit café to start the morning… And some snacks in case we got peckish throughout the nearly 4 hours… And off […]

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