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Every year to celebrate our Food Gypsy anniversary we turn the focus from our usual banter and throw the spotlight on our readers. Every life has a story, and sharing those stories are as...

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The long lost installment of our Real Life. Real Butter. Series. Part IV; Work Experience Student Firoz Thanawalla in conversation with Food Gypsy - behind the scenes at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, the Production...

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LCB, Intermediate Graduation, 2011 - Food Gypsy

This is your life…

March 29, 2011 | 1 Comments

These are the moments that make up our lives. Milestones remind us how far we've come... they demonstrate the trajectory of our life and allow time for renewal and adjustment....

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Salmon coulibiac - Food Gypsy

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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BUTTER! - Food Gypsy

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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Chef Christopher Price - Food Gypsy

… 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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Production Kitchen, LBC - Food Gypsy

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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Graduation Pin, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa - Food Gypsy

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, uniform - Food Gypsy

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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Le Cordon Bleu students, Susan Douglas & Nicole Diotte - Food Gypsy

Le Cordon Bleu, Week VII – In the heat

November 22, 2010 | 1 Comments

“If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” ~ Harry S. Truman No question that enrolling in Le Cordon Bleu is among the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve ever done.  Past the...

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Grilled beef rib with compound butter - Food Gypsy

Le Cordon Bleu, Week VI – Crackin’ the Books

November 15, 2010 | 4 Comments

The daily walk to school through the city's core - over the Rideau Canal, past the campus of Ottawa U to the big yellow mansion that is Le Cordon Bleu - is my solace. ...

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