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Winter is drawing to a close (I am hoping) but the nights are cold and sometimes the days are rainy.  What could be better than baking for your family or friends.  This is a video from the amazing French Pastry School in Chicago.  It features one of their chefs making a lovely Gruyere Cheese Bread that would go great with your best chili or stew.

It’s simple, staight forward and forgiving.  But I know it will be a huge success.  This chef makes his recipe for multiple loaves but you can make only one or two.  If you have any questions at all, just ask me.  If you need a good baguette dough recipe, I can offer that as well.

 On to the video…….

Gruyere Cheese Bread


Making a Classic Chocolate Sauce

There are a handfull of recipes and techniques you can perfect that will make you always look good.  One of them is a classic chocolate sauce.  Be sure to always use a high quality chocolate.  Your sauce is only as good as your chocolate! 

Watch this video from Callebaut.  Beverly Dunkley, head of the Callebaut Academy in the United Kingdom, shows how to make a perfect sauce.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to view it.

Carving the Turkey

You may find this vid on the NYTimes website very informative.  It’s of Ray Venezia, the meat director for the four Fairway markets, showing you how to carve a turkey.  Take a moment and check it out!

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