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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Barbeque Chicken Tacos on Fox

Barbeque Chicken Tacos on Fox and on Your Dinner Table! Tune into Fox 4 this morning at 9:40 to see me making Barbeque Chicken Tacos! A few weeks ago, the crew from Fox 4 Good Day came to my kitchen to shoot several food segments. Barbeque Chicken Tacos is the second episode of three, the next is set to air

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Chicken Pot au Feu

Chicken Pot au Feu is a French dish symbolizing comfort, warmth and of course home cooking. I know Spring is almost here but the evenings are still quite chilly and the truth is, anytime is a good time to make my Chicken Pot au Feu. Chicken Pot au Feu translates to pot on fire. Traditionally the soup is cooked low

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Lorie on Fox news
Fox News and 2 Winning Recipes

Fox News and 2 Winning Recipes It’s been a long time since I’ve done a food segment on TV! At Fox News, my favorite morning station, they are still not welcoming chefs into the studio kitchen. But that didn’t stop us! Last Monday, Gabby, the producer for Fox Foodies, and I spent the morning and into the early afternoon taping

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Herbed Cheesecake with Caramelized Onions
Herbed Cheesecake with Caramelized Onions 1

Herbed Cheesecake with Caramelized Onions I dont know about you, but I am always looking for a new scrumptious appetizer. Herbed Cheesecake with Caramelized Onions is just that treat! The fresh goat cheesecake has plenty of fresh herbs and shallots to amp up the flavor and when topped with the sweet caramelized onions, well, it’s magic! The caramelized onions are

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Chocolate Mendiants
Dark Chocolate Mendiants

Valentine’s Day is coming so fast! This year Valentine’s Day snuck up on me. I’ve hardly noticed the pretty packages of chocolate tied up with ribbons and bows. Maybe it’s because I’m so spoiled by my favorite chocolatiers from France. I certainly stocked up while there in September. I’ve been rationing my chocolate haul to last until my next trip

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Salted Caramel Brownie Petit Fours
Salted Caramel Brownie Petit Fours

Salted Caramel Brownie Petit Fours As February approaches, I can’t help myself, my mind drifts to thoughts of chocolate. Who am I kidding? I think about chocolate every day! True Confession…I am super grateful for chocolate because it brings me so much joy! Today I’m excited to share one of my recent concoctions with you, Salted Caramel Brownie Petit Fours,

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