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where can i buy veal stock in montreal?

does anyone know a few places here i can find veal stock in montreal? preferably good price

where can i buy a birthday poker themed cake in montreal?

hi there,
my bfs birthday is coming up soon and im thinking of surprising him of a nice beautiful poker cake or poker themed cake for him. where can i find this?
thnx

why egg YOLKS when making banana cream pie?

yup traditional one. so in the end i put 2 whole eggs n 1 egg yolk, successfully made! my first time n it was delicious anyhow.. glad. with vanilla ice cream yummmm

thank you guys for helping me out !

Jun 10, 2011
HawtLeak in Home Cooking

why egg YOLKS when making banana cream pie?

hi there,

while i was making a banana cream pie, i was not focused so i put whole eggs instead of jus the yolks. why only the yolks? n what would be the difference with the pie i jus baked with the whole eggs?

thanks,
kat

Jun 09, 2011
HawtLeak in Home Cooking

Acetate sheet - where do you buy them? + other culinary equipments

Thank you so much guys! So educational!

List of leaves/flowers for dessert garnishes?

I want to experiment making desserts! u know those beautiful looking desserts =P

List of leaves/flowers for dessert garnishes?

thanks, i found the mint leaves.

and is the plumbing blowtorch safe? i never touched any of these but would like to experiment with the desserts..

Acetate sheet - where do you buy them? + other culinary equipments

thank you everybody for the useful information... esp SourberryLily
by the way yes i found the mint leaves at the groceries (in a separate section from parsley n stuff so i didnt know but i asked the guy working there) yay!

n yup im experimenting for the first time with acetate sheet n piping n stuff... i didnt know u dont use regular chocolate for this. i was thinking of melting semi-chocolate chocolate i bought at the groceries to cover up a cake.. i guess they use ganashe instead? is that what its called? n tampering n stuff... im excited to learn

List of leaves/flowers for dessert garnishes?

by the way, Where can I find a cooking blowtorch? Canadian tire doesn't seem to have one.

List of leaves/flowers for dessert garnishes?

its just that in those dessert plating books, they have such perfect mint leaves/other leaf garnishes.. i dont find them in grocery stores WHY

List of leaves/flowers for dessert garnishes?

Do you where specifically in downtown where I can find fresh mint? I went to Provigo and P.A Supermache I couldn't find them..

List of leaves/flowers for dessert garnishes?

Where can I find Mint leaves?!

List of leaves/flowers for dessert garnishes?

Hi there,

can someone list out the leaves and flowers that people use to garnish desserts ? for example mint, etc.. and also Where do you buy them? I couldn't find them at the grocery store.

Thanks
Kat

Acetate sheet - where do you buy them? + other culinary equipments

Oh i forgot to mention, Montreal area preferably closest to downtown.. Affordability then distance is the most important - I'm a student very budgetted but have passion to try out these culinary/baking things..

Acetate sheet - where do you buy them? + other culinary equipments

Thank you guys! I have more things I'm looking for...

Where can I buy a cook's blowtorch? how bout a bunch of molds (diff sizes n shapes)? Cos I found this store near Guy St & Ste-Catherine, and they have almost everything in my list.. just everything there is SO expesive, like a mini/small stainless steel mold was $8, etc..

Also, where do you guys buy Chocolate to be melted to use for variety of desserts/etc? I went to the grocery store and saw the chunk of chocolate for $6? Do you guys buy these at grocery stores/dollarama? Isn't there somewhere where I can buy them in a bulk + cheap? Also what kind of chocolate would be best for desserts (semi-sweetened, etc)?

Acetate sheet - where do you buy them? + other culinary equipments

Hi there,

I'm looking to buy acetate sheet for chocolate purposes.. Where can I find them ? Is there a store where there are varieties of them (different designs) and stuff?

Also, I have a list of culinary things that I want to buy, like the basic stuff like metal spatula, slotted spoon, potato spiral cutter, etc. Is there a store specifically that sells these kinds of stuff BUT have it in a very affordable price/deal with OK quality? Other than Zellers/Canadian Tire, I don't know where else...

Thank you beforehand,
Katharina Sucita

Where can I buy these other stuff in Montreal??! pls help

preferably downtown area..

1. Soy Lechithin
2. Spoon with holes (like a strain)
3. Calcium LActate
4. Sodium Alginate
5. Agar-Agar
6. Cheesecloth
7. Big injector (the thing u use to inject)
8. Calcium Salts
9. Xanthan Gum

thnx in advance

New ads for La Queue de Cheval

doesnt matter

i think queue de cheval is amazing, and even though im only a student with part time income, i enjoy delicious high quality meal.. with glorious environment and excellent service. so i dine at queue de cheval even though i dont even have a car.

May 22, 2010
HawtLeak in Food Media & News

Help! I live in downtown montreal. Where can I find these ingredients?!

thank you..

how bout rhubarb? is it nonexistant now? and how much is the substitute of 3 gelative leaves into powder?

Help! I live in downtown montreal. Where can I find these ingredients?!

between metro guy concordia and atwater =P

Help! I live in downtown montreal. Where can I find these ingredients?!

Hi there,

I am trying to make a dessert but I don't know where to find some ingredients. I live in downtown montreal, and I'm wondering where can I find these ingredients around my area:

- rhubarb
- gelatine leaves
- rosewater
- russet apples
- pistachios
- filo pastry sheets
- cloves

by the way, is castor sugar the same as regular sugar?

Restaurant Business magazines in Montreal?

First of all, I'm not sure if I have posted this at the right section of this site.

Anyway, I am a student who wants to open my own fine dining restaurant business one day. In the mean time, I would like to subscribe to one or two good restaurant business magazines

Can anybody name a few really great restaurant business magazines? that's available in montreal - to be mailed to my home monthly?

Other restaurant/food related magazine recommendations are welcomed too.

Thanks

Mar 23, 2010
HawtLeak in Food Media & News

Does anybody know any Unusual/Unique food/restaurants places in Montreal?

hi there

I'm looking for a place to dine that's unusual.. weird/unique foods that' different from the rest.

Unusual/weird/unique foods or/and unusual/weird/unique restaurant/ambience

:)

Help! Questions about those beautiful classy fancy foods!

Hi there,

I've also loved those beautiful decorated foods... the big plates, small portions, but very creatively decorated. Mostly exists in fine-dining restaurants. What are those called? Culinary art? Like are there different synonyms?

I wanna try to find books about it at bookstore but i realized i didnt know what keywords to put on the search engine. Also online when im home...

I wanna learn how to cook those stuff n decorate them at home, i just love them. Where can I find techniques on how to decorate? also, u know those fancy desserts always have different textures... like lets say a cheesecake and then this piece of chocolate thingy sticking on top of it upright vertically.. how do i make those stuff? how do i make those swirl decorations made out of chocolate?

do you guys have recommended websites where i can study/view them? any sites that have a collection of beautiful fancy fine dining foods? any recommended books totally about it?

for those of you chefs who actually cook these beautiful foods, what are the top 3 things that inspire you to create new meals? why do you love doing it? where do you find ideas to arrange the "art"?

thanks!

Mar 11, 2010
HawtLeak in General Topics

Amazing fine-dining restaurants in Montreal that's open on Sundays

Okay I found one I think we would like...

Laurier Raphael's gourmet menu, has anybody tried that? Comments?

Does anybody know an easy way to cook sago?

Hi there,

I'm planning to make sago n taro dessert with coconut milk. Like those asian sold soup ish dessert. I've never made this before and I'm wondering if u guys have any tips on how to cook sago easily and also the taro (cos last time i left it in the pan it went onto the bottom and burned...had to throw everything out). Also, will the sago be good for a few days (unlike those bubble tea tapiocas that turn hard)?

Mar 06, 2010
HawtLeak in Home Cooking

Amazing fine-dining restaurants in Montreal that's open on Sundays

Hi there,

My bf n I r wondering which fine-dining restaurants in Montreal are open tomorrow, sunday. I was planning for us to go to La Porte tomorrow, but just realized that it's not gonna be open.

We don't have any particular preferance on the kind of food, as long as it's not a steakhouse and seafood. We prefer a tasting menu but doesn't have to.

If you know any great fine-dining restaurants that main dish is not seafood or steak, and other than Europea, Toque!, Queue de Cheval and Raza, and that's open tomorrow, please recommend them to us!

Thanks in advance. :)

Cross Contamination? I think it's a myth

anyway, plus its gross to have some raw meat juice or particles on ure fresh green salad

Mar 04, 2010
HawtLeak in General Topics

Where can I find cassava to make a filipino dessert?

do you know which supermarket ..exactly?

Cross Contamination? I think it's a myth

Thanks everybody for the clarification.

Alrighty so I get it now... one thing though, so if I'm planning to cook everything, then can I use the same board without washing it inbetween? For examplem cutting onions & carrots on it, n then without washing it, cutting raw chicken on it.

Mar 01, 2010
HawtLeak in General Topics