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.


food from Provence
The Splendor of Provençal Cuisine

The Splendor of ProvençalCuisine Last week I began a series answering the question why Provence? You may already know that I have my first ATOP trip back to Provence since 2019 coming up this September. I still have 1 room available for this small-group-trip, focused on food and wine. While talking with friends, the question was posed, what’s so great

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Enchanting Provence

Enchanting Provence I’ve been enchanted since my first visit to Provence in 2017. It’s hard not to be completely beguiled by this glorious region of France. I wrapped up my first ATOP trip back to Paris, only a few days ago, and I’m already back at it, putting the finishing touches on my trip to Saint-Remy-de-Provence, that will be held

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Polenta with Fennel on Fox
Polenta with Mushrooms & Fennel on Fox

Polenta with Mushrooms & Fennel on Fox on Fox and on Your Dinner Table! Tune into Fox 4 this morning at 9:40 to see me making Polenta with Mushrooms & Fennel! A few weeks ago, the crew from Fox 4 Good Day came to my kitchen to shoot several food segments, you’ve see Barbeque Chicken Tacos and 2 Winning Chicken

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The Paris Dressmaker
Spring Book Recommendation- The Paris Dressmaker

The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron, is a natural for my spring book recommendation. After all, being in Paris in April is a wonderful thing, even if your just reading about the city of light! The Paris Dressmaker, is a gripping historical fiction following 2 women who are resisting the Nazi occupation of Paris during WWII This exquisite book is

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Provencal picnic
Spring is in Full Swing-Bastille Day Baskets

Spring is in Full Swing-Bastille Day Baskets Bonjour! It’s already an active spring…read on for a special treat…all of the usual garden planting, Easter celebrations (hope you saw my easter table on Instagram), family birthdays, a fantastic trip to Round Top, and preparing to jet over the ocean for my first ATOP trip in 4 long years! Can you hear

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Provencal Pizza Pissaladiere

Provencal Pizza- Pissaladiere, comes from Nice and was often enjoyed for breakfast in that region. This Provencal pizza has a crust much like standard pizza but is generally thicker. Traditionally the Pissaladiere is topped with a combination of caramelized onions, black olives and anchovies and no cheese. When you think about this region of France, there is little to no

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