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Honey-seared beef with apple parsnip puree and vegetable sauce Almost Famous Chef Recipes Canada

Les petits chefs cook the books: S. Pellegrino Recipes from Almost Famous Chefs

So here we are at the final Petits Chefs session for Term 2, where we’ve been “cooking the books”. I’ve been so thrilled to work with the boys using real recipes this term and I am so happy with the results – if we can do what we do in an hour in the science […]

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Around Inle Lake in Burma

In and around Inle lake (Burma)

Located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, Inle is the second largest lake in Burma with a surface area of about 120 km squared and with thriving communities (complete with floating gardens) located in the villages along the lake’s shore (population of the lake – the people are known as the […]

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Macaron Day 2013 (Toronto)

It’s nearly that day again – Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day – March 20th 2013! You might remember how much fun I had last March touring the majority of the participating bakeries for the first edition of Macaron Day Toronto (and getting a huge sugar rush!) – well this year, I’ll be doing it […]

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Recipe for Change 2013 Momofuku Pork Buns

Food Share’s Recipe for Change 2013 (Toronto)

Recipe for Change 2013, which took place on Thursday February 28th in the historic North Building of the St Lawrence Market, was a special evening: a full meal composed of tasting plates from 30 of Toronto’s top chefs and beverage accompaniments (30 VQA wines and nine local beers) and a wonderful opportunity to support FoodShare’s […]

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from Around my French table French fridays with dorie

French Fridays with Dorie: Chicken breasts diable

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie dish is set to become a firm favourite in this house. Indeed, chicken breasts diable (p 217) was not only easy but ridiculously tasty – one of those dishes that tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen way longer than you actually have! The use of the word diable […]

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Nigella Lawson meatzza from Nigellissima

Les Petits Chefs cook the books: Nigellissima (and a giveaway!)

See that up there? ^^^ Those would be “meatzzas”. A cross between a meatball and a pizza that only Nigella could pull off with class. Well, until Les Petits Chefs got their hands on the recipe, of course 😉 When I was flipping through Nigella’s latest book (Nigellissima, (published by Knopf Canada, a division of […]

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