I love a good chou. It is such a satisfying thing to make. As you mix it, it feels like it's going wrong, won't work (or at least that's my personal experience every single time), then all of a sudden, you get the right consistency and your faith in the culinary world returns. I love… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1930’s Inspired Stuffed Choux
This year, for Quebec National Day, I wanted to try making an old-school Quebec dessert that I had never tried but always intrigued me. In French, it is called "Grands-pères dans le sirop" which translates to "Grandpas in syrup". Basically, it is dough poached in maple syrup. Now, I bet you are wondering about the… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1940’s Maple Dumplings
Every time I go to Quebec, I look forward to bringing goodies back with me. This time, I felt restrained by the fact that I came with a carry-on suitcase and a backpack...it didn't feel like enough room to bring everything I wanted to Atlanta! Needless to say, when it was all said and done,… Continue reading Quebec Part 5: Goodie Haul!
Before I traveled to Quebec, I stopped by Buford Highway Farmer's Market to look for interesting snacks and sweet treats to try out with my family. When I was growing up, I wasn't very adventurous. We had our classics and favorites and generally stuck to them. That's why I thought it would be interesting to… Continue reading Quebec Part 2: Tasting Mystery Snacks with My Family