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Anyone baking up tourtiere this year?

lambretta76 Nov 18, 2012 05:57 PM

We'd gotten our tourtière fix at M. Wells before it closed. It was good, not great, but hit the spot. I can't remember if Mile End has done them in the past, but with its central kitchen destroyed by Sandy, I don't expect them to be doing them this year. (This is, of course, speculation.)

So, does anyone know of any sources for these Québécois meat pies this season?

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    iambarry RE: lambretta76 Dec 19, 2012 11:27 AM

    I heard they were making them at Balthazar Bakery in Englewood NJ.

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      lambretta76 RE: iambarry Dec 19, 2012 01:02 PM

      And their baker's Instagram proves it: http://instagram.com/p/TQqU8UBKfe/

      Will keep an eye out for them ... thanks for the heads up!

    2. DaveCook RE: lambretta76 Dec 22, 2012 05:00 AM

      M. Wells redux is making tourtières this holiday season.

      Dave Cook

      1. Cheese Boy RE: lambretta76 Dec 22, 2012 09:37 AM

        Which is better OP ??

        Apparently there are 2 types of tourtières. There is the shallow type, filled with pork and/or other meats, and there's the deep-dish type that contains cubes of meats with vegetables. Which do you prefer?

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          lambretta76 RE: Cheese Boy Dec 18, 2013 07:23 AM

          They both have their merits, but the "deep-dish" one usually has more ingredients and hence deeper flavors.

        2. lambretta76 RE: lambretta76 Dec 18, 2013 07:21 AM

          Another year, another tourtiere request. (Although this year I won't be too bent out of shape as I scored the APDC Cabane au Sucre cookbook on my last trip to Montreal and plan on making a lighter version of theirs at some point this winter.)

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            gort RE: lambretta76 Dec 18, 2013 10:41 AM

            Just got an email from M Wells. They're taking orders this week: 718-786-9060. $45, including cranberry ketchup.

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              Pookipichu RE: gort Dec 18, 2013 11:07 AM

              Were they frozen last year too?

              1. re: Pookipichu
                lambretta76 RE: Pookipichu Dec 21, 2013 11:58 AM

                I haven't had one since the Diner closed but they were not frozen then. Are they frozen this year?

                Also, any idea what meats they're using?

                (Thanks for the info, BTW!)

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                  Pookipichu RE: lambretta76 Dec 21, 2013 12:17 PM

                  They are frozen this year. They might have been frozen before too. They are using birds (doesn't specify), brisket, pork. I think they used to use venison as well but it wasn't mentioned this year.

          2. Sluggo1407 RE: lambretta76 Dec 22, 2013 07:00 AM

            Here's a very easy recipe for one if you care to do it:


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