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French Fridays: Ratatouille Tian from In the French kitchen with kids

(image © Kyla Zanardi) You may not know what a tian is, but if you’ve seen the movie Ratatouille, you’ll be familiar with a version of this presentation of vegetables sliced thinly, cooked and served in an elegant stack. The dish you see in the movie was created by Chef Thomas Keller (of The French […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Mini Strawberry Tarts (tartelettes aux fraises)

This week the Petits Chefs made a mini version of one of my favourite recipes from In the French kitchen with kids: Tarte aux Fraises. Over the years, the boys in my clubs have learned that for our one-hour sessions together, minifying recipes is sometimes what’s needed in order to complete  them in the time […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Crispy Vegetable Cakes from In the French kitchen with kids

The Petits Chefs are back for the final term of the school year! Typically, the first few weeks of club are a little all over the place as boys are still trying out for teams and don’t know if they’ve made it for a week or two so I never really know who is showing […]

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French Fridays: Quick croissants from In the French kitchen with kids

© Kyla Zanardi Looking for a weekend project? How about croissants? Yes, croissants.  I bet you’re thinking you can’t possibly make croissants at home, right? Actually, you might be surprised… I’ve made croissants from scratch, once in a professional kitchen using the traditional method where layers of butter are rolled and folded into the layers […]

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C’est l’Epiphanie!

Today, January 6th is the feast of Epiphany, celebrating the arrival in Bethlehem of the Three Kings on their visit to the baby Jesus. The Kings give their name to the delicous treat that is widely eaten in France to celebrate this day – la Galette des Rois or le Gâteau des Rois. I was […]

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Les Petits Chefs make gougères and chouquettes

This week I was invited to my school’s holiday market cocktail party to sell and sign copies of In the French kitchen with kids so, of course, I put the Petits Chefs to work making some snacks for everyone to enjoy (and sent some home for the boys as well!). I chose something I knew […]

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