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.
unforgettable experience that touches the senses, the palate, and warms the
heart. Well worth a repeat trip."
Chocolate Lava Cake is the PERFECT Valentine dessert. Nothing melts the heart quite like the molten center of a rich chocolate cake! And a bonus, this recipe is simple to make, no mixer required. Just stir up the easy batter and fill your ramekins. Remember to chill the prepared cakes before baking as an insurance …
I was wandering around our downtown square one day a few weeks ago and stopped into Ettiene Market. I had a nice chat with Coryanne Ettiene, the owner and all around fabulous kitchen expert. She showed me some of her delicious spice blends and gave me this fantastic idea to make Chocolate Flakes for adding to …
I am deeply saddened by the news of the fallen Richardson police officer. My heart goes out to his family and the city of Richardson. The chocolate segment has been cancelled. Tune in to FOX 4, Good Day on Thursday morning, February 8th around 8:30 for Chocolate Goodies. I’ll be cooking LIVE with the #1 …
Mark and I recently dined at Gregory’s Bistro in the Croatian Village and had such a fantastic meal I wanted to share it with you. Gregory’s is family owned and operated. Chef Gregory was born in the Bretagne region of France in the small coastal town of Auray. Gregory trained in France before coming to …
February is the month for chocolate. Lauren Palmer at The Art of Living Beautifully asked me to assemble a list of the very best chocolate bites McKinney has to offer. As you know, some projects are more difficult that others and this truly was a labor of love. If you know me at all you …
What fun we had making Soups Stews and Breads last week! Teaching cooking classes is one of the true joys of my life. This is a behind the scenes look at the fun we had. Taking a cooking class is a great way to meet new friends, learn something and taste lots of yummy food! …