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."
The first French tart can be traced back to medieval times. In the 1500’s tarts were enriched crusts generally stuffed with meat fillings and were seen as haute cuisine for nobility. The tart naturally evolved to include sweet, fruit and custard fillings as well. A tart can also be called a pie, like our all-American …
I am preparing for another trip to Paris with my fantastic 2018 group and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be back in the city I love so much. I thought it might be fun to give you my top 5 tips for a fabulous trip to Paris. #1 Make a Plan …
Don’t you just love make the dishes that people ask for? My homemade Fontina Mac and Cheese is one of those dishes. Recently, I had a long-time student share that my Fontina Mac and Cheese has become a holiday tradition in her home. Her husband and daughter insist on it for all special meals. I …
I was charmed by these antique advertisements, found at my favorite Paris flea. The detail is amazing and the expressions on the children’s faces are absolutely irresistible. I brought them home about 4 years ago and they’ve been on my desk ever since. Shuffling from pile to pile; and every time they worked to the …
I am very excited to be cooking at the Williams Sonoma at NorthPark mall in Dallas this Saturday, April, 7th from 11:00-3:00. We are celebrating the launch of Giada De Laurentiis’s new book, Giada’s Italy. Giada’s Italy offers a fantastic assortment of flavor packed recipes and simply stunning photography. I will be cooking several recipes from the …
Is there a more festive sound on earth than a champagne cork popping? This is my last PINK post for March. I have been posting all month celebrating women and a special event I am hosting in Paris next year. A Taste of Paris Goes PINK The response to my all-female culinary excursion, set for …