Category Archives: Ingredients

Ask Chef Andrée – Fresh Yeast

Did you know that Chef Andrée can answer any of your cooking quandaries?? It’s true! All you need to do is tweet her (@cestbonchef) or email her andreeriffou[at]cestboncooking[dot]ca! And she will respond ASAP. Here is one we got the other … Continue reading

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Tomatoes!

This week’s C’est Bon Cuisiner was all about Tomatoes. Here are the recipes for you to try at home! Remember you can still catch this episode on Rogers 23 tonight at 6pm or Saturday at 10:30pm! Multi Coloured   Tomatoes … Continue reading

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Apples!

Last week was the premiere of Chef Andrée’s French language cooking show C’est Bon Cuisiner on Rogers Channel 23. For those of you who watched and loved it – here are the recipes! For anyone who missed it… here are … Continue reading

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Savour Ottawa Harvest Table

Like most food lovers in Ottawa, we at C’est Bon have the best time visiting farmer’s market’s across the city. So when we were approached by Savour Ottawa to give a farmer’s market tour for their Harvest Table event (a … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Brown Sugar Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Strawberry season might be winding down but there is still time to get out there and enjoy some fresh local berries! Here is a wonderful, easy dipping sauce for the berries that add a wonderful zing. We have taken it … Continue reading

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Crack A Few Eggs

So many different recipes call for eggs. So here are a couple of tips for making egg-cracking easy! 1. Crack eggs on the counter top, rather than on the side of the bowl or pot. This will stop the edge … Continue reading

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Cleaning Leeks

Leeks are such an amazing vegetable! They are related to garlic and onions but have a much subtler and sweeter flavor. They partner brilliantly with potato, cheese, eggs and work in a variety of dishes. But cleaning them can sometimes be frustrating … Continue reading

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Taste Test

Not all ingredients are created equal! That is not to say that more expensive is necessarily better, but it is always important to try to compare different brands, variations and types of products. That way you know the ingredient’s flavour on its own … Continue reading

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Oh Mother!

Ever take a look at your vinegar bottles? Give them a little shake up and hold it up to the light? What did you see?? More than likely there was something floating in there. But what is it? Not sediment … Continue reading

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Piment d’Espelette

There is something to be said for deeply immersed in the culture and cuisine of a specific area of the world. For examining the different regions and appreciating what makes them unique. Take for example Piment d’Espelette – a chili pepper grown … Continue reading

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