John Placko of the Modern Culinary Academy might call himself a chef but I know otherwise. He’s actually the Pied Piper in a chef’s coat 😉 Each and every time he comes to work with my Petits Chefs, something magical happens. The boys hang on his every word. I honestly could have him administering a […]
One of the things I love about teaching kids to cook is showing them how easy some of their favourite meals are to make at home. Obviously, with easily identifiable and pronounceable ingredients, these dishes are much better for them, though that’s not a focus when I teach – I tend to focus more on […]
We’re back! Though we started out with just a few Petits Chefs this week because of various team tryouts going on, the small group was thrilled to start the term with a perennial favourite – spaghetti bolognese! But not just any spaghetti bolognese, the Food Revolution version. Especially when they found out it had bacon […]
The last week of school before a much-needed “Spring” break. (I use the term “Spring” loosely since it’s so cold still!). It’s a tough week for everyone – students and teachers (and I am betting parents too!). What better way to keep almost-spring energy in check than to get kids in the kitchen – in […]
(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 […]
(Bok Choy image on Shutterstock) For this week’s Petits Chefs session, the boys combined a #52NewFoods chapter with Chinese New Year! We didn’t spend a lot of time chatting about veggies this week since all the boys knew bok choy (at least by name which is more than can be said for the radicchio!) and […]
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