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The journey, not the destination: What the Food Revolution means to me

(a version of this post was first published on the now-defunct “Sobeys’ “Better Food” blog in 2012) Longtime readers of this blog will know that I volunteer as a Food Revolution Ambassador for Toronto.  Which, in part, involves encouraging others to take part in Food Revolution Day each year. But being an Ambassador goes beyond […]

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How to use the recipes in The DK Children's Cookbook on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Summer Reads: Cookbooks for Kids from Dorling Kindersley Canada

You might be surprised to see me writing about cookbooks specifically targeted at children. You might remember a piece I wrote for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution a while back suggesting that kids don’t need their own cookbooks – just a well-written recipe will do. Well here I am eating a little bit of humble pie. […]

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Les Petits Chefs make rhubarb in textures with John Placko

I love that when Chef John Placko of the Modern Culinary Academy (the guy who has dined at El Bulli in Spain and Noma in Denmark – read his impressive bio here) comes to work with Les Petits Chefs that he thinks big. Like me, John believes that with the right kind of guidance, kids can […]

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Les Petits Chefs make steamed buns with Vanessa Yeung

Last week was Vanessa Yeung’s SIXTH visit to work with Les Petits Chefs (see below for a list of all the other dishes she’s made with them) and despite the fact that she’s KNOWN for her dumplings, this time she deviated slightly in her menu, offering the boys a chance to learn how to make […]

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Les Petits Chefs search for “Nutrition in the Aisles”

No cooking for the Petits Chefs this week (but we have some very exciting guests coming to work with the boys for the final two sessions of the year – stay tuned!) because we tried something a little different – a food-related field trip! I was really interested to learn that the Field Trip Factory […]

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