Food & Wine trips to France!

Welcome to A Taste of Paris™!  Here you will find information about my food and wine centric excursions to France.  Travel with me to taste, discover, and be inspired by French food and culture, one bite at a time.

In addition to digging into the delicious details of A Taste of Paris™(ATOP) trips, be sure to check out my blog where you can find ways to taste, discover, and be inspired.   Taste the very best from my kitchen to yours, with recipes-inspired by my travels-and creative ideas for entertaining. Discover joy and passion in stories about the extraordinary people, places, and things all around us. Be inspired by the foods, cultures, and stories I love.  Your creativity will be sparked, your taste buds will tingle, and your heart will be warmed as I share my Joie de Vivre with you.

Finally, be sure to look at my current cooking class schedule, and personal appearance, and join me for real time fun in the kitchen.  Be sure to update your calendar with pertinent dates provided by ATOP.


Cream cheese crab cakes
Delectable Cream Cheese Crab Cake Recipe

Delectable Cream Cheese Crab Cakes are easy to make and a huge crowd-pleaser. I like to make this recipe on the weekend; have a few friends over and open a bottle of wine. I mean who doesn’t love crabcakes? well after a humiliating Friday night years ago, I can tell you… …I once invited our sweet neighbors over for Paella,

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Golden Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe
Golden Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe

Golden Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe Do you ever crave something a little bit spicy? I do, and my Golden Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe is the ideal dish to hit that craving. This golden dish gets its vibrant color from the curry powder, and turmeric, which on their own are not spicy, just warm, comforting flavor notes. To bring the heat,

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Book recommendation stacks
Book Recommendation- French Flair

Book Recommendation- French Flair Book recommendations will be a new feature on A Taste of Paris. Over the past few years, I’ve read countless books on French food, culture, fashion, and any other topic related to the French and I’m delighted to recommend the very best to you here! I am also thrilled to tell you that I will be

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Bottomless Kir Royal and Canapes
History of the Kir Royal and a Cooking Class!

After a very long hiatus, I am back in the kitchen serving up fantastic food and BIG FUN in Bottomless Kir Royals and Canapes on ***Thursday, May 26th, 6:30-8:30. Scroll to see all the details, class space for this unique culinary event is limited so don’t wait to register! I am so excited to be in the kitchen with you

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Grand Marnier Mojito martini
Grand Marnier Mojito Martini

The Grand Marnier Mojito Martini is a special cocktail and a favorite of mine. I call it a martini because this beverage was originally served to me at our favorite spot in Mexico as a martini. As you know, martinis can be a bit strong so I modified this beverage to be a bit more drinkable if you know what

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Front Door refresh
Front Door Refresh

Nothing brightens up a home like a front door refresh! I’m a huge fan of freshening up your front door space several times a year. To get started with my spring refresh, I stripped all of the old plants out of the pots and gave the front door a good cleaning. I also removed the large mat to sweep underneath

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