Kids In Vancouver: 3 Reasons To Treat Your Tots To L’Éclair de Génie

Assortment of éclairs | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Imagine sinking your teeth into a crisp puff pastry – freshly baked, oozing with a sweet custard, and topped with crunchy caramelized pecans and vanilla cream. As the lange of flavours hits your taste buds, you can taste its authenticity, as though you’re enjoying your confection in a patisserie in Paris – the birthplace of the coveted éclair.

Well, you don’t have to travel to France to make this foodie fantasy a reality. Thanks to the recent opening of the very first North American location of L’Éclair de Génie – the haute Parisian-based patisserie which has just opened its doors in Vancouver, the sweet éclairs are closer than you think. If you’re looking for an excuse to indulge, check out my 3 reasons to treat your tots (and yourself!) to this must-have, perfectly-piped pastry.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Reasons To Treat Your Tots To L’Éclair de Génie

Top 5 Artery-Busting Foods at the PNE Fair in Vancouver

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The PNE is in full swing once again, delighting crowds with the usual assortment of hair-raising rides, barnyard exhibits and, of course, the most decadent food imaginable.

This year, there are some new additions to the deep-fried smorgasbord at the fair, as well as many favourites from past years.  Without further ado, here are the Top 5 Artery-Busting Foods at the PNE.  Hope you’re hungry.

Do you have a favourite PNE snack? A deep-fried, sugar-coated delight you enjoy just once a year?  Let us know below. 

  • Deep-fried Kool-Aid at Granny’s Foods: If the PNE has taught us anything, it’s that anything can be deep-fried – even Kool-Aid.  Syrupy juice concentrate is battered up, then fried in boiling oil and coated with sugar.   No nutritional value whatsoever and absolutely delicious.   Continue reading:
    Top 5 Artery-Busting Foods at the PNE Fair in Vancouver

New at the PNE: Deep-fried Pop-Tarts

It seems like every year, a new novelty food is introduced at the PNE, Vancouver’s annual 17-day summer fair.  Last year, if I remember right, there were the deep-fried Oreos.  Before that came deep-fried Twinkies and even deep-fried Coke (I’m not even sure how that’s physically possible).

Well, this year is no exception.  And I hope you’re not counting calories because once again this year’s culinary darling is in the deep-fried category.   New at the PNE this August, from the twisted imagination of one serious junk food addict, is the deep-fried Pop-Tart.  Continue reading:
New at the PNE: Deep-fried Pop-Tarts