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Dec 21, 2006 09:48 PM

Where do the chef's shop?

Are there any special professional shops in the GTA where I could buy ingredients used in baking and gourmet cooking?

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  1. It really depends on the ingredient in question. Anything particular in mind?

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    1. re: xtal

      yes a couple.
      creme de Noyauk
      orange flower water
      brown paper fro baking

    2. Madeira - LCBO

      Creme de Noyaux (note spelling) is a liqueur that the LCBO apparently doesn't carry. It's almond-flavoured, so perhaps you can substitute Amaretto.

      Orange flower water - try the Cheese Boutique or Pusateri's.

      Brown paper for baking? Probably widely available. Ask your local baker...

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      1. re: estragon

        Most Middle Eastern or North African groceries carry orange blossom water as well, and they may be cheaper than the Cheese Boutique or Pusateri's.

        1. re: mtl to tor

          Try Arz (Iranian) at Vic park and Lawrence or Iqbal Kebab and Sweets in Thorncliffe for the orange blossom water.

          Also, the dry goods store (the one in the centre behind the veg stand that has kefir lime leaves and thai basil) the basement of the South Market (St. Lawrence) has it at a fair price.

        2. re: estragon

          I'm sorry estragon, but I think you are thinking of creme de noisette (it's hazelnut, not almond).Please don't take this the wrong way.Just wanted to add my 2 cents. Cheers!

          1. re: popover

            Actually, I'm not personally familiar with either. I just googled crème do noyaux and got this Wikipedia entry: