We were thrilled to welcome Emily Richards into the Petits Chefs
kitchen lab again this week. Emily is a Professional Home Economist with over 20 years’ experience in the Canadian food world. If you were a regular viewer of Canadian Living Cooks on Food Network. you might recognise Emily! This week was her NINTH time working with the boys!
I’m always so pleased when chefs want to come back and work with the Petits Chefs over and over again and Emily is one of those. She’s taught them how to make gnocchi from scratch, strawberry and rhubarb pies, sticky date pudding, how to grind meat and make their own sausages, she showed them how to bake hors d’oeuvres for the holidays, they made gnocchi from her latest book, Per la Famiglia, they made ricotta-stuffed pasta shells and last time she came, Emily showed the boys how to make arancini.
We mixed salsa with cream cheese…
The we got to stuffing and topping them…
While these baked, we cleaned the lab and brainstormed other filling possibilities (they are endless – this is such a great holiday hors d’eouvre!). And the boys got to chat about deep-frying a turkey (which Emily was en route to cook, on live TV the next morning!).
After about 20 minutes, these emerged from the oven…
So, so good! Beautiful work by the boys in this last week of school when everyone’s tired. I love showing the boys how easy some of their favourite store-bought foods are to make at home – what better winter holiday activity than to get in the kitchen and cook, right?
THANK YOU Emily for taking the time to come to work with the boys in the lat busy days of December. We hope you’ll come back again soon!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of Per la Famiglia for review purposes. I was not asked to write about the book or work with Emily, nor am I being compensated for doing to. All opinions 100% my own and I only recommend products that I really love. FULL disclosure: Emily is my good friend too!