As an added Valentine’s Week Bonus Feature. Tossing a little pastry technique your way compliments of Wendy van Velthonven from Thimble Cakes in Ottawa, 'how to make a fondant rose'. Having fun in the kitchen. A home (and YouTube) schooled cook; Wendy began…
Once upon a time, a nice boy from Quebec, went shopping for a barbecue (went way over budget) and came home with a the Kamado Cooker. That was ten years and 20+ grills ago, now Michael Shannon (aka: The Grateful Griller) drags heavy, dome shaped grills to your house for a full party experience so you don't have to. (But if he has anything to say about it... you will!) So what would this uber griller suggest for the grilling obsessed this Christmas?
A Canadian original since 1976, BeaverTails got their start in our nation's capital, Ottawa, Ontario and are now served in three countries; Canada, the USA and Sudia Arabia. Heck, thery're so big they've got a Wikipedia page, even President Obama's enjoyed a BeaverTail. So how is it that this fried dough pastry has eluded this Canadian gal?
The long lost installment of our Real Life. Real Butter. Series. Part IV; Work Experience Student Firoz Thanawalla in conversation with Food Gypsy - behind the scenes at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, the Production Kitchen.
The Wellington Gastropub has been on my list for a number of reasons a) I love a good pub and b) I love a good pub with food that is something beyond your standard burgers/chicken wings fare. It proved to be a warm Wellie welcome.
Mild mannered Natasha LeBlanc; Chef by day, Bacon Girl by night. Fighting crimes against bacon everywhere. Now that's my kind of superhero (complete with bacon tattoo).
There are some things that are uniquely Canadain. We call a wool hat a 'toque' we like our beer above 5% alcohol by volume and then... there's gravy (now on pizza) at the House of Georgie.
What happens when two manic Foodies (Food Gypsy & Paola St-Georges) collide at a downtown Ottawa hotspot (Play Food & Wine) with vino, some charcuterie and a couple of chunks of cheese? "It's like the meeting of Smith & Wesson".
From humble beginnings to elevated haute cuisine status, cupcakes have become booming business in North America. Imagine delight when a small store front in my downtown Ottawa neighbourhood opened to reveal an exquisite line of cupcakes in a deliciously vintage setting.
Headline: Picky Vancouver girl finds great Asian food at Ottawa's Mekong Restaurant, plans to be adopted by restaurateur.
In Part II in our "Real Life. Real Butter" Series we take you behind the scenes Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa in conversation with one of my favorite Chefs; Chef Christopher Price in the Production Kitchen.
Welcome to Food Gypsy TV. In this a rare (hilarious) behind the scenes glimpse into Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, from the heart of the college; the Production Kitchen with Food Gypsy (Corinna Horton) as your guide.