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(je veux) Tourtière

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Hey foodies,

I am looking to satiate a craving for Tourtière, as I haven't found the time to make one. I blame my craving on a recent episode of Fresh (Anna Olson) where she made this classic Quebec dish.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Bonjour Brioche makes an awesome one which they sell frozen for heating to completion .
    call 416-406-1250 to make sure they have one available before showing up.

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    1. re: rsvp7777

      sounds great.. i didn't even know they made them.. thanks rsvp7777

    2. Summerhill Market has a good version. Even my Quebec mother-in-law liked it.

      You can buy a cooked one to reheat or you can call ahead and request an unbaked version to bake yourself.

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      1. re: TorontoJo

        Thanks TorontoJo. where is Summerhill Market located? ( i'm thinking uptown on yonge st. but not certain... i could be thinking of another place)

        1. re: sugarcube

          It's on Summerhill Ave., a bit south of St. Clair, east of Mt. Pleasant, so a bit of a hike from Yonge St.

          http://www.summerhillmarket.com/

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          Summerhill Market
          446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

          1. re: sugarcube

            http://www.summerhillmarket.com/

            They are on Summerhill, east of Mt. Pleasant, but make sure you Google map it before you go, because you can't actually get onto Summerhill from Mt. Pleasant!

            You should definitely make a trip -- Summerhill Market is full of wonderful food. It's pricey, but it's a chowhound paradise and the staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. BTW, if you're looking for more prepared foods, their chicken and turkey pot pies are wonderful.

        2. Does anyone know if PC still makes a version? I can't find it online. I'm not going to claim it was the best thing ever, but it satisfied my craving in a pinch and was a cheap/easy thing to keep in the freezer for dinner. Much easier than my grandmother's recipe which I've been staring at for 20 years (lard crust, pork, veal & beef filling).

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          1. re: julesrules

            They do - we had it the other night - my husband is from QC and finds it perfectly acceptable with a little Habitant Chow-Chow sauce... :)

          2. Daniel & Daniel (at Carlton and Parliament) have tourtiere in their freezer section. I've never tried the tourtiere but have never been disappointed with any of their other creations (savoury or sweet).

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            1. re: DishyDiva

              What days are they open DishyDiva? thanks

            2. I'd recommend the tourtiere at the Gladstone Hotel's Cafe. Fantastic.

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              1. re: JH01

                probably won't find it on menus right now since it's a wintery dish. Canoe makes an interesting one using venison or caribou. Obviously not on the menu right now.

                1. re: aser

                  Canoe makes one? I can't wait for their winter menu to arrive!. Thanks aser.
                  JH01; thanks, I'll remember that when fall rolls around.. hopefully they'll bring it back

              2. I got a good one last December at The Cheese Boutique... just the right size for 4 adults on Christmas Eve!

                1. Resurrecting this thread as I suddenly had this random tourtiere craving - thought it might be nice on Boxing Day with a big salad.

                  Has anyone tried the one at Summerhill Market since they switched chefs? Same question re: All the Best? Does Brick Street Bakery make these? Thanks.

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                  1. re: peppermint pate

                    Cumbrae regularly carries tourtieres at their Bayview location. I quite like it. It's about $20 for a 9" round.

                    1. re: ComeUndone

                      Maybe you could try calling the new store A Taste of Quebec at the Distillery? Their website is really just a placeholder at this point, but the address is http://www.atasteofquebec.com. You can also try calling them at 416-364-5020. I popped my head in a couple weeks ago and the people seem nice enough, but some of the prices are a little high (for foie gras, for example, as it's not the whole lobe).

                  2. Costco makes a large, flavorful one for about $12.