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."
I was in Trader Joe’s today and scored 2 bags of blood oranges for only $2.49 each! In the past finding this unusual orange meant driving the distance to a specialty food store and paying what seemed like a king’s ransom for the honor. You can understand my excitement about this deal at Traders. All …
A post on gardening is perfect for Mother’s Day week. My Mom is a gardening expert. In fact, I have said many times, her garden should grace the covers of magazines like Southern Living or Better Homes and Gardens. She truly lives for the blooms and she is my gardening muse. I look to her for …
Laduree is the home of the modern day French Macaron selling more than 15,000 of the little cookies every single day! Can you imagine the ovens needed to produce that quantity of cookies? The first French mac was only a fraction of what we know today. In fact it was not French at all but …
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 …