Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Peter Reinhart's Kaisers

I've been baking bread for the last 5 years at least. I'm talking a lot of bread, like a lot of bread to the point I don't buy it anymore. I bought Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice 3 years ago and it changed everything.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lemon and Onion Stuffed Whole Smoked Trout

I was pretty excited 2 years ago when I bought my smoker.  I've made some pretty incredible food in it but the best thing by far that's come out of it is definitely maple smoked bacon!  It's incredible, post to come soon!  I realized that I've never smoked fish in it so I went to St. Lawrence Market and got some trout.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Shrimp Skewers with Mango Dipping Sauce - A memory of Mexico.

This is my first blog post since December and my first non culinary school entry in a long time.  I finished culinary school in April and had the privilege of spending the entire month of May on Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  This recipe was inspired by a dish, a small plate at a restaurant on the island called Fenix Beach Lounge.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sopa de Poro y Papa (Potato and Leek Soup)

The soup that I chose to make was potato and leek soup.  I've made this soup for years but I wanted to try something new, a Mexican version.  Potato and leek soup is very popular in Mexico City and is usually served chilled in the summer and warm during the cooler weather (being a Canadian I highly doubt there's such a thing as 'cooler weather' in Mexico, comparatively!)  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fermentation - Homemade Sriracha

For my fermentation project I chose to make Sriracha.  I love the stuff and figured that, like with anything else, it would be better homemade.  The pepper I chose to use was the long red Thai chili.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fruit Hunter - Persimmons

I chose persimmons for this post.  It's a fruit I've seen many times but have never tried it.  The reason I chose it is because they are in season right now and I thought I'd have no problem finding them and that they would be plentiful.  After researching them, I found that there are two main varieties available here, the most common being the Hachiya and the Fuyu.  During my treck out to find the Hachiya I literally did become a fruit hunter!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sensory Evaluation - Napol

The food I chose to try for my sensory evaluation is a napol.  It's sometimes referred to as the prickly pear cactus.  I chose it because my favourite cuisine is Mexican, specifically Yucatean food.  I've been to the Yucatan many times and I've always passed up any dish that's made with napol, I suppose I didn't find it appetizing in any regard, probably because of what it looks like in it's raw state.

I walked up to Kensington Market to an awesome Latin American shop called Perola.  I frequent this place quite a lot as they sell a ton of Mexican products that are hard to find in Toronto.