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Kids prepping jam tart cases on eatlivetravelwrite.com

In the French kitchen with kids: Les Petits Chefs make sweet tart dough

This term the Petits Chefs are testing out some of the recipes from my cookbook and this week they were thrilled to hear that we were making something sweet (they know that cooking club is not “just baking desserts” and are so excited when it turns out we are! I made a couple of batches […]

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Kids spooning choux pastry to make gougeres on eatlivetravelwrite.com

In the French kitchen with kids: Les Petits Chefs work with choux pastry

(these gougères were the very first batch I made back in 2010. I’ve been hooked ever since!) If you read this blog with any regularity you might know that choux pastry is one of my absolute favourite things! So it’s natural that there would be a few choux recipes in the cookbook I am working […]

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Cutting pastry rounds with kids on eatlivetravelwrite.com

In the French kitchen with kids: Les Petits Chefs learn to make rough pastry and caramel

This term, Les Petits Chefs are trying something a little different. They’re helping me test recipes for In the French kitchen with kids (Appetite by Random House, Sept 2018). I couldn’t think of a more perfect opportunity to test my recipes with the actual target market of the book and I’m thrilled my administration are […]

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Abby Dodge chocolate thumbprint cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com

A whole lotta baking going on!

Long ago when I was a much younger teacher, I had this idea that “the show must go on” at all times. It’s a “grub day” (no uniform) at school? Why wouldn’t classes just continue as normal? It’s the week before the winter break? Sure, we will keep working on our research projects with just […]

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Liquid nitrogen vanilla ice cream with John Placko on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make gingerbread micro sponge with candy cane ice cream and raspberry niblets with John Placko

^^^ That’s quite the mouthful, isn’t it? Literally! This week we were so lucky to welcome Chef John Placko of Modern Culinary Academy back to the lab for a little dabble in the molecular cuisine side of cooking.  John has worked with the boys a number of times before – they’ve made melon caviar, yoghurt […]

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Kids making ricotta-stuffed pasta shells with Emily Richards on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make stuffed pasta shells and ricotta with Emily Richards

We were thrilled to welcome Emily Richards into the Petits Chefs kitchen lab again this week.  She is a highly experienced Professional Home Economist with over 15 years experience in the food world. If you were a regular viewer of Canadian Living Cooks on Food Network. you might recognise Emily! It’s always wonderful to have […]

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