Jehane Benoît

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Jehane Benoît
Born (1904-03-21)March 21, 1904
Montreal, Quebec
Died November 24, 1987(1987-11-24) (aged 83)
Sutton, Quebec
Culinary career

Jehane Benoît, OC (née Patenaude) (March 21, 1904 – November 24, 1987) was a Canadian culinary author, speaker, commentator, journalist, and broadcaster.[1] After studying at the Sorbonne and the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, she started her own cooking school, Fumet de la Vieille France, in Montreal. She also opened one of Canada's first vegetarian restaurants, "The Salad Bar", in 1935.[2]

Best known as "Madame Benoît," she wrote 30 books during her career, including the Encyclopedia of Canadian Cuisine. She appeared regularly on CBC Television's Take 30[3] and later became a proponent of microwave cookery, writing several books on the subject as well as appearing in television commercials for Panasonic microwaves.[4]

In 1973, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for her contribution to this art in Canada".[1]

In 2012, Marguerite Paulin and Marie Desjardins published Jehane Benoit's biography À la découverte de Jehane Benoit, le roman de la grande dame de la cuisine canadienne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Order of Canada citation". 
  2. ^ "Jehane Benoît". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jehane Benoit: her life and her kitchen in Sutton". All in a Weekend Montreal. CBC. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Driver, Elizabeth (2008). Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949. University of Toronto Press. pp. 248–249. ISBN 9780802047908. 

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