I’ve been posting about some of my favourite moments from the 2014 Cayman Cookout this week. Today’s instalment came via Chef Martin Picard during his seminar on foie gras and how to recreate his signature foie gras poutine at home. Foie gras poutine, guys. Foie gras poutine! It does not get more deliciously indulgent than […]
Anthony Bourdain is one of the most captivating speakers you could ever want to hear from regarding the topics of food and travel. He said many very poignant things over the course of the Cayman Cookout, but one of my favourites was this: “In a lot of ways, a perfectly good dish, prepared by someone who […]
I know what you’re thinking. Get a bunch of chefs together to taste something and the conversation turns all high brow, with lots of references to “flavour profile” and “mouth feel” and other pretentious ways to analyze the eating experience. Nope. Not in the Test Kitchen. We like ketchup just as much as everyone else.
I’m all for taking something I’ve overheard in the test kitchen and turning it into a quote of the day. Sorry, gals! It’s official… nothing is safe. But seriously… what is it about the sex appeal of people who can cook? We’ve got it going on in the test kitchen. How about you? Raise your […]
It’s true that a smell can bring you back to a time and place better than just about anything.
My personal kitchen mantra: “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” Julia Child Original image via FlickrCC/Brettf
Last week, I posted a “quote of the day” outlining what we look for in a potential CLTK staffer. Today’s quote is equally thought-provoking:
As we prepare to replace our superstar food specialist, Amanda Barnier, who is about to go on mat leave for a year, we have been talking about what sort of qualities we look for in a potential CLTK staff member. There are the technical requirements—chef school, experience in a commercial test kitchen, superior cooking skills, […]