Bread. It’s something I am working on mastering. Slowly… The thing I find with bread is the timing is often the biggest challenge – when I work backwards from the time I want to be enjoying my freshly-baked loaf, it sometimes means I am starting it in the middle of the night. I never seem […]
Well hello winter! It’s been a strange(ly) warm winter so far but this week we’ve had snow and wind and freezing rain – perfect soup weather. I actually asked one of the boys last week what they thought we should make in cooking club this week and his answer (on a day when it was […]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the generosity of the Toronto food community is something I am grateful for every single day. When I launched my guest chef programme with my Petits Chefs cooking club a few years ago, I never imagined they’d be working with some of Toronto’s top chefs, both […]
(Kumquat image on Shutterstock) The Petits Chefs worked with a new-to-many-of-them fruit this week – kumquats! We tasted them first… And decided they were “not bad”. Their appearance led many of the boys to believe they would be sour like lemons but they were pleasantly surprised. Plus, bonus “you eat the skin!”. We got to […]
This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe sounds a lot scarier than it actually is – Tartine de Viande de Grisons simply means an open-faced sandwich, topped with salted, air-dried beef (bresaola) and Dorie’s recipe calls for a few walnuts and walnut oil to top the meat. I’ll be honest and admit that even though […]
We’re back! That’s right, since school is back in session, so are Les Petits Chefs! We’ve got a great group of boys this year, a few new to the school, some who are graduating from two years of Cooking Basics and some who have been in cooking club already for a couple of years. Having […]
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