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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.

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Lemon Tart Recipe
Lemon Tart Recipe

Have you ever seen anything more beautiful than this Lemon Tart? The perfectly fluted crust, golden color, and the garnish of lemon slices **tiny daisies, and mint leaves let you know it’s something special. Tarts are one of my favorite French food classifications. I like to make savory tarts, like my recent Ratatouille Tart, ideal for a summer dinner, and

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Apricot Prosciutto Appetizer Recipe
Apricot Prosciutto Appetizer Recipe

Apricot Prosciutto Appetizer Recipe My Apricot Prosciutto Appetizers are full of fresh flavor and can be made in a matter of minutes. The appeal of these scrumptious morsels depends on fantastic fruit; so, select apricots that are sweet and juicy for this one. Can’t find the ideal apricots? Then choose my personal favorite, nectarines, or even peaches instead. The key

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What is a Bastille Day Picnic?
What is Bastille Day?

What is Bastille Day anyway? In America, we celebrate our independence on July 4th, and in France, they celebrate Bastille Day in a similar fashion. On July 14th, 1789, the Bastille, a medieval fortress, used as a state prison, was attacked by an angry mob, freeing the prisoners held there.  This act is seen as a pivotal moment, ultimately leading to

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Herbed Goat Cheese with Peppered Peaches
Herbed Goat Cheese with Peppered Peaches

Now and then you make a dish that causes your taste buds to sing and my Herbed Goat Cheese with Peppered Peaches is definitely one of these recipes. Let’s just say it’s special! The creamy herbed goat cheese is flavored with garden-fresh herbs and shallots and is topped with peaches that have been cooked with black pepper and basil. This

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Lorie Fangio of A taste of Paris Book Reviews
Book Review: The Nightingale

Book Review: The Nightingale I’m delighted to recommend Kristin Hannah’s 2015 novel The Nightingalefor your reading enjoyment! This riveting book was recommended by a sweet walking friend that knew I’dbeen devouring books related to French food, culture, and enigmatic Frenchicons. The Nightingale was the first book I read in the Pre to Post WWII genera,depicting the hardships of the French

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Vegetables
Economize in the Kitchen

With inflation on the rise, it’s hard to join a conversation anywhere that is not revolving around the subject of higher prices. Perhaps the only place these higher prices are more evident than in the grocery store is the gas pump. In the early years of teaching and writing about food, when I had small children at home, economizing in

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