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Where do the chef's shop?

Angela S. Dec 21, 2006 09:48 PM

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. xtal RE: Angela S. Dec 21, 2006 09:59 PM

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

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    1. re: xtal
      Angela S. RE: xtal Dec 21, 2006 10:18 PM

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

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      estragon RE: Angela S. Dec 22, 2006 03:29 AM

      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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        mtl to tor RE: estragon Dec 22, 2006 04:02 AM

        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.

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          Atahualpa RE: mtl to tor Dec 22, 2006 02:55 PM

          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
          popover RE: estragon Dec 23, 2006 12:15 PM

          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
            estragon RE: popover Dec 26, 2006 03:26 AM

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

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