Les Petits Chefs make Chocolate Custard Twists

This week in Les Petits Chefs baking club, we made a favourite recipe from French Food for Everyone: le goûter (after-school snacks)! Torsades au Chocolat (Chocolate Custard Twists) are the sort of thing that always catches my eye at the bakery in France when I’m only supposed to be picking up bread 😉 Inevitably, one … Read more

Sylvie Bigar's Gateway Cassoulet from her book Cassoulet Confessions in a blue Le Creuset Dutch Oven on a wooden surface.

“Gateway” Cassoulet

Coming at you with a recipe for a fabulous cool-weather dish (works well for rainy, still chilly spring days here in Toronto or early autumn days in the Southern Hemisphere!) Cassoulet is a slow-cooked (but not made in the slow cooker) casserole containing white beans and meat – typically duck confit, sausage and perhaps pork … Read more

French Fridays: The Parisian ABCs

Hello and Happy French Friday! Today I have a beauty of a book to share that will appeal to both adults and children. And, not that I’m at all thinking about the holidays (though, ahem, hello some folks who put up their holiday decorationa alreadybut it WOULD make an excellent gift for the Francophiles in … Read more

French Food for Everyone: le petit déjeuner (breakfast) cookbook cover by Mardi Michels

French Food for Everyone: le petit-déjeuner (breakfast)

It’s here! In this third installment of French Food for Everyone, “le petit déjeuner”, I’m sharing a handful of my favourite French breakfast foods (ok, mostly pastries!). These are by no means representative of the breadth of French cuisine or typical of an everyday French breakfast; rather these are dishes I have come to love … Read more