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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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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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The First French Picnic
The First French Picnic

The First French Picnic was more rustic than my Bastille Day baskets. It was 1990 it was my first trip to Europe and I could not get to Paris fast enough

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DIY Kitchen Herb Garden
DIY Kitchen Herb Garden

One of the greatest joys of my life is walking out the kitchen door to my DIY herb garden to collect what is needed to make recipes come alive with flavor. I’m lucky to have a bed in close proximity to the kitchen that’s been expanded numerous times over the years and now encompasses a fairly large area. I like

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Welcome to My Gilded Corner
Welcome to My Gilded Corner

Hello and welcome to my gilded corner! I’m so excited to share some of the recent updates I’ve made in my home over the last few years. Since I was working very little, there was time to spruce up corners and rooms throughout the home and I’ll be posting some of these updates in the coming months. Meanwhile, if you’re

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