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The Organized Kitchen - Food Gypsy

Apartment Therapy – The Organized Kitchen

February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

When downsizing from 5,000 square feet to just over 600 square feet, necessity becomes the mother of invention. Running a busy kitchen at the Dragonfly Inn taught me a few things about being organized –...

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Out of the Blue – Departing Le Cordon Bleu…

January 26, 2011 | 7 Comments

January, it’s a good time to start something new, to renew a passion, to set goals for the year ahead.  On January 10th, 2011 I began again at the Halls of Butter, taking the experiences...

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Le Creuset – Opening the Gypsy Test Kitchen

January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

There is a certain lust that comes with a culinary education. It starts small... with shiny knives and big books with bright, clean photographs and complicated recipes elegantly plated. Until you begin to cook...

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Old World Pasta and the Good Life

January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

A family heirloom that’s traveled from Valdagno Italy, in the province of Vicenza to Ottawa, Canada in the 50’s.  It’s handle was turned by her mother, and her mother before her.  So when my neighbour Paola asked me to help her make...

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The Halls of Butter – Part Deux

January 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the quiet of the holiday season, amid much celebrating, on a clear night there was a whisper on the wind.  A soft voice, that beckoned me back to the Halls of Butter. “There’s so...

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Part III of our Real Life. Real Butter. Series: Student Edmund Asitei in conversation with Food Gypsy - behind the scenes at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, the Production Kitchen....

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… In conversation with Chef Christopher Price

December 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

In Part II in our "Real Life. Real Butter" Series we take you behind the scenes Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa in conversation with one of my favorite Chefs; Chef Christopher Price in the Production...

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Food Gypsy TV has Arrived!

December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Food Gypsy TV. In this a rare (hilarious) behind the scenes glimpse into Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, from the heart of the college; the Production Kitchen with Food Gypsy (Corinna Horton) as...

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Le Cordon Bleu, Graduation Round 1

December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

On December 17, 2010 we gathered in Ottawa’s National Arts Centre as one, student body.  We were fewer than when we began three months ago – wiser for the experience and slightly thicker around the middle. ...

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Le Cordon Bleu, Exam Day

December 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

It all boils down to this.  How much have you learned?  How far have you come?  Can you now step up and be confident enough, solid enough within yourself and the new knowledge imparted over...

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Basic Cusine, Kitchen Brigade(Photo Credit - Juan Carlos Araya Salazar)

Le Cordon Bleu, Week X – BREATHE!

December 8, 2010 | 1 Comments

Forgive my (uncharacteristic) brevity.  Had a horrid weekend as I cram for finals for Basic Cuisine, plagued with self doubt, when a friend reminded me –  “Gypsy, it’s just cooking!  Hell, you’ve done that DRUNK!”  So...

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Le Cordon Bleu, Week IX – Members Only

December 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

I remember the first day I slipped into the white jacket with blue piping and embroidered crest of Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa. It was a day that was two years in the...

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