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(je veux) Tourtière

sugarcube Aug 12, 2008 05:59 PM

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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    rsvp7777 RE: sugarcube Aug 12, 2008 06:15 PM

    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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      sugarcube RE: rsvp7777 Aug 13, 2008 05:40 PM

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

    2. TorontoJo RE: sugarcube Aug 13, 2008 05:24 AM

      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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        sugarcube RE: TorontoJo Aug 13, 2008 05:42 PM

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

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          JenV RE: sugarcube Aug 14, 2008 05:18 AM

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


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

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            TorontoJo RE: sugarcube Aug 14, 2008 05:21 AM


            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.

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          julesrules RE: sugarcube Aug 13, 2008 05:55 AM

          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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            kawarthagirl RE: julesrules Aug 13, 2008 09:43 AM

            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... :)

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            DishyDiva RE: sugarcube Aug 13, 2008 06:54 AM

            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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              sugarcube RE: DishyDiva Aug 13, 2008 05:51 PM

              What days are they open DishyDiva? thanks

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              JH01 RE: sugarcube Aug 13, 2008 09:48 AM

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

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                aser RE: JH01 Aug 13, 2008 11:29 AM

                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.

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                  sugarcube RE: aser Aug 13, 2008 05:49 PM

                  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

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                digiteyes RE: sugarcube Aug 23, 2008 04:39 PM

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

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                  peppermint pate RE: sugarcube Dec 22, 2008 10:36 AM

                  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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                    ComeUndone RE: peppermint pate Dec 22, 2008 12:02 PM

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

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                      futronic RE: ComeUndone Dec 22, 2008 04:01 PM

                      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. jayt90 RE: sugarcube Dec 22, 2008 05:10 PM

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

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