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Les Petits Chefs make potstickers and scallion pancakes with Vanessa Yeung

I couldn’t NOT ask Vanessa Yeung to come and work with the boys this term. She has come to teach the boys TEN times before (that deserves some kind of medal, no?).  She is known as “the chef who makes the awesome dumplings” and is one of the boys’ favourite guest chefs. For this, her […]

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Kids make Persian potato fritters with Shayma Saadat on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs made Saffron Potato Fritters in the Persian Manner with Shayma Saadat

We were thrilled to welcome out first guest to the Petits Chefs kitchen lab this week.  Shayma Saadat, who I met at an adult Afghan dumpling workshop a few years ago, is an internationally published food writer, food photographer and stylist, cook, cookery teacher, public speaker and storyteller. On her blog, Spice Spoon, Shayma  shares […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s English Breakfast Frittata from Super Food Family Classics

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and as a teacher, I couldn’t agree more. I can totally tell who’s had a good breakfast from the way they are acting around 9.30 (recess) and how hungry they are. Too often we (me included!) opt for a few extra minutes in bed […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s 7-Veg Tomato Sauce from Super Food Family Classics

We’re back! On Monday I invited a new crew (with some familiar faces) of Petits Chefs into the science lab for another term of cooking club. We’ve got a really wonderful lineup of guest chefs coming in to work with the boys and a couple of field trips planned as well – it’s going to […]

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Kids making fruit galettes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

So, I’m writing a cookbook!

This post has been months in the making. Literally. Those of you who know me in real life will know that patience is not one of my strong points and that I am terrible at keeping secrets so you’ll understand the enormity of this! So here goes, here are some words I never imagined I’d […]

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Food Revolution (every) Day: Ten weeks of cooking real food with kids

Those of you who read here regularly will know I teach a once a week cooking club called Les Petits Chefs. But did you know that two terms a year, I also host a cooking club for younger students (Grades 3 and 4)?  This term, the Cooking Basics boys cooked their way through versions of […]

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