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.


Chocolate Makes Everything Better

Hello, Bonjour! It’s been 6 months since my last post and over 2 years since I’ve posted regularly. I’ve received many texts and messages asking when I will return to writing, teaching, and traveling, your encouragement has meant so much.    One of the things I’ve been doing during this long break is refining recipes and honing kitchen skills and

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Win Vanilla Beans to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Win Vanilla Beans to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract! Keep reading to find out how. Let’s make vanilla extract!  It’s so incredibly simple to do and July is the perfect month for this fun project because your vanilla will be rich in flavor and aroma by the holiday baking season.  Homemade vanilla extract makes all of your baked recipes sing like

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