Originally Posted on Toronto Life
July 9, 2020 – If you think fries that take six hours to make might be potato overkill, drive to Ayr in North Dumfries Township, take a seat at chef Murray Zehr’s new pandemic-inspired pop-up, Culinary Academy 1909, and order the Thai Fry.
Zehr, who has years of experience in the food industry—restaurateur, Chopped Canada contestant, chief advisor on Ontario’s Healthy School initiatives, head of the Culinary Arts and Chef Training department at Burlington’s Robert Bateman High School—grows much of the produce himself on his one-acre property. He cooks some of the food in the kitchen of his charming 111-year-old farmhouse, which in the before times was home to a small culinary school that the pop-up is named after.
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