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Downtown Kingston Chef Cooking Demo | Chien Noir

This past Saturday July 5th, downtown Kingston came alive as it does every weekend in the summer with the hustle and bustle of the Farmer's Market, Taste of Kingston in Confederation Park and Chef Derek MacGregor's cooking demo in Springer Market Square. 

Every Saturday at 11am in July and August, free cooking demos take place in the courtyard. Led by local chefs, they share their knowledge, passion and tips for simple local food with the public as they demonstrate a recipe. They truly inspire you to grab ingredients from the Market, go back home and whip up a great meal from scratch. It's one stop shopping!

The chef cooking demos are free to attend with generous sized samples at $2 each while supplies last and feature a different local chef each week. This week Chef Derek of Chien Noir - a true believer of the farm to table concept, showcased how to make a wild boar terrine dish paired with a smoked beet salad.

Wild Boar Terrine & Smoked Beet Salad Recipe:

2lbs wild boar or pork shoulder
1/2 lb pork fat
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
1tbsp. chopped garlic
1/4 cup raisins
1 1/2 tbsp salt
1 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp sodium nitrate
1 oz. brandy
2 oz 35%cream


Dice the meet and fat into 1 inch cubes. Pass it through a meat grinder twice. Add in other ingredients and mix well by hand for several minutes. Place a loaf pan and cover with foil. Place the loaf pan into a larger roasting pan, fill the roasting pan with hot tap water until it is 3/4 the way up the loaf pan.

Place the pan in a 300F oven for ~90 minutes or until a meat thermometer placed in the center reads 145F. Allow to cool over night and carefully unmold the next day!

Happy cooking!

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Rosalyn Gambhir
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