Category Archives: Technique

Oh, it’s Friday, so it must be fish… a parmentier!

I grew up eating fish on Friday and it stayed with me.  So today I am making a parmentier, basically, your meat and potato or fish and potato dish.  Have a look at our previous Salmon post for the recipe … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Houses

The snow today has us even more in the Christmas spirit than normal! At your request we are giving out our recipe for homemade gingerbread houses. When you get really accomplished you can make something like this!! Gingerbread House Dough … Continue reading

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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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Ask Chef Andrée!

Do you ever have a question about cooking or food in general? Not sure who to ask?? Well – Chef Andrée is here to help!! Anytime a question pops into your mind that you want a chef to answer, just … 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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Pie Crust – Tips and Tricks

A basic pie dough is something everyone should learn – but there are some tips and tricks that Chef Andrée shares with her students that can make it much easier! 1. The dough is the boss! So much can affect … Continue reading

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Make The Cut!

One of the goals we hear time and again from our first time students, is that they would like to improve their knife skills. Being able to cut with speed and precision takes time and practice, but so does learning … Continue reading

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