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Rhubarb in textures John Placko on eatlivetravelwrite.com

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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A Molecular cuisine session for kids bruleeing sous vide bananas with John Placko Les Petits Chefs Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

Sous vide caramelized bananas with coconut gel and snow by Les Petits Chefs and Chef John Placko

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that when it comes to cooking with kids, I like to set the bar high. I mean, like, extremely high.  The boys are rarely fazed by dishes that may appear difficult (sushi springs to mind) because they don’t have pre-conceived notions about the level […]

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Les Petits Chefs go molecular with Chef John Placko

See that up there ^^^ ? It’s melon caviar, yoghurt sheets, carbonated strawberries, cranberry snow and chocolate micro sponge -  made by a bunch of 10-13 year old boys.  Awesome stuff, huh? Yes, this week Les Petits Chefs really got to see the marriage of science and cooking (perfect since we work out of the […]

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