They’re our closest neighbors, but most of us really don’t know much about their cuisine. We’re not talking about Beaver Tails or poutine, but authentic, Canadian classics. Theresa Sheppard, one of our favorite cooks, has a rich, French Canadian heritage and has been making some of these family recipes for years. At a recent cooking class she attended in Chicago, she was asked to share her authentic Tortiere recipe with the teaching Chef. She’d like to share it with you, too. Comfort food from our neighbors to the north! Every class she’s taught has been a hit. Don’t miss out.
Creton - a lovely, uniquely-seasoned pork pate served on toast, bread or crackers, a French Canadian classic!
Tortiere - A meat pie originating in Quebec. It’s completely different from any meat pie you’ve had in the states. Theresa’s recipe is the real deal. We have it on good authority that this is the best meat pie in the world.
Yellow Split Pea Soup- Hearty, healthy, and full of flavor.
Melange of beets - served in a warm apple vinaigrette. Sweet, tangy, gorgeous!
Maple Pie - Like a rich, delicious, maple-y butter tart.