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Ontario summer produce starts slowly

The Chef reports that we are on the cusp of the summer produce season in Ontario. So far, we only have spinach, strawberries and radishes, along with greenhouse vegetables. In the meantime, the Chef bought Ontario hothouse produce at the Ontario Food Terminal, including: cherry tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, which he liked. Ontario strawberries are Read More

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32 Yolks by Eric Ripert

The book covers Ripert’s life until he left France for New York when he was in his early twenties and on his way to finding fame and fortune in one of the world’s great fish restaurants. There are no recipes or cooking tips in this book (other than the tip that his mother’s tarte tatin Read More

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Spring in Paris and Italy

We left mid-May for two weeks in Paris and Tuscany with a stopover in London. In Paris, we stayed with good friends in probably the finest apartment in Le Marais. It proved to be wonderfully central with many bus and metro lines to take us about. Highlights were: walking about near Le Marais; lunching at Read More