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Healthy Corn Chowder with aged cheddar as a topping is a great way to use those leftovers of corn or do something different with it. This creamy and cheesy soup with saline herbs will close up the summer on a high note! Corn season is finally here and what better way to celebrate the season than a healthy corn chowder with a topping of aged cheddar? The days are getting slowly colder and shorter and we all need to comfort ourselves up with some hot soup. Where I’m from, Quebec, Canada, everyone knows that the “best” corns are from that small town called Neuville situated in between Quebec City and Montreal. Pretty much everyone I know, if they pass by, has to stop by to get at least one mega bag that contains 60 corns for about 20$ CAD. https://youtu.be/nSJf9OtXZMA Once home, we would eat corn until food coma follows,…

A traditional family dinner that is part of every French Canadian table is the famous ‘paté chinois’ which translate to ‘chinese paté’. A 3 layer pie of ground meat followed by the corn and topped by mashed potatoes. This version got a Spanish flair with some extra paprika, garlic, thyme and olive oil.  Paté Chinois / French Canadian Shepherd’s pie is a typical French Canadian meal… Apparently created by the British railroad workers, in the 19th century, as an imitation of the famous “cottage pie” (beef, lamb and mashed potatoes). The dish was an imminent “hit”, at least, for the “on site” railroad workers which included many French Canadians and many Chinese workers. The French brought it back home and called it: Chinese paté… which as nothing to do with China… The “paté chinois” differs from the cottage pie or shepherd pie mainly because of the corn layer in the middle.…

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