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Mini apple tarts from Patisserie Made Simple on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make rough puff pastry and simple apple tartelettes from Pâtisserie Made Simple

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 4+ years teaching Les Petits Chefs and the Cooking Basics boys to cook, it’s that pastry holds a strange fascination for kids. I often joke that I should bring pastry to my French classes and let the boys roll and shape away since it seems to […]

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Creamy chicken and vegetable pot pie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

What’s cooking? Mini chicken pot pies

Fall has definitely taken hold over these past few weeks. The days are shorter and it’s dark not only when I get up but also when I come home.  I’m craving comfort food but often that means dishes that require long, slow cook times and when you get home from work on a long day, […]

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Chocolate peanut butter pinwheels on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Chocolate peanut butter pinwheels

Did you hear? There’s a new Philadelphia Cream Cheese in town – a LIMITED EDITION Philadelphia Chocolate Brick Cream Cheese! Since one of my very favourite desserts is chocolate coeur à la crème, this new Philly brick is bound to be a favourite for me – although I do have to make sure I don’t […]

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Completed mille feuille at La Cuisine Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Learning to make mille feuille at La Cuisine Paris

It started with butter. A lot of butter… After a few summers of taking classes at La Cuisine Paris, I’m never surprised to see how much butter is used in their baking classes. Because all great pastries begin with butter, right? What is amusing, however, is watching other people’s reactions to the amount of butter […]

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Clotilde Dusoulier rough puff pastry with Jamie Oliver apple tarts on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs work with “rough puff” pastry!

Aren’t these amazing? Gorgeous, puff pastry apple tarts made by boys aged 10 – 13 in just under an hour! Cool, huh? Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know that I don’t think kids necessarily need their own special cookbooks – just some well-written recipes which teach them […]

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