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Food!
I believe food to be much more than something we all must have in order to survive. I believe it to be a art form, a passion, a gift from God. With todays lifestyles it is hard to find that passion in food. With all the fast food and frozen ready to bake put in in the microwave push 2 and dinner is done. I will admit I do enjoy a frozen pizza from time to time but thats not cooking! Cooking is preparing a meal for friends, family even yourself and putting love into it! Making people feel happy, loved,feeling like someone took the time to do this for me! Food is about putting a plate in front of someone and watching them smiling when they take the first bite, taking the last bite and wanting one more. If its fried chicken, or Dover sole it should be done properly the best way you know how. For the people that mean the most to us.
Family, Friends, or Customers!

Happy Cooking
Don

Blackberry Coulis

Coulis? Whats that? Nothing more then a puree of fruit or vegetables used to enhance a dishes flavor or appearance. So in a nut shell a Coulis is a sauce. To have a proper Coulis one must strain it after it is made through a chinois. Chinois … Continue reading

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Red onion marmalade

Awesome on pork or a nice white fish! Very easy to quick to make. Preparation: 1 Pound red onion chopped or how ever you like 2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 Cloves garlic chopped 1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt 2 Tablespoons raspberry vinegar 1 Cup … Continue reading

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Souffles

Souffles are really pretty easy to make, but they will make a huge impression on your family and friends. The trick to a nice souffle is the egg whites and starting with a hot oven. This recipe will yield 8 to 12 Souffles depending on the size … Continue reading

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Crab Cocktail Martini

This is a fun one for a dinner party. The crab can be a little pricey so you can substitute any kind of cooked fish you want. Ingredients: 1# Jumbo lump crab meat 1 English cucumber peeled and shredded 2 oz … Continue reading

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Masterfully Choppin’ Garlic

Watch the the preview outtake from my first video shoot. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears… I am excited to share the full videos on this site soon. We will be making the fabulous corn bisque below, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Chef Don Canard

I spent a lot of time and thought on how to write a bio about myself. Until one afternoon while reading other Chefs bios, it occurred to me that I did not want the website to be about me, I wanted  it … Continue reading

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