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.
unforgettable experience that touches the senses, the palate, and warms the
heart. Well worth a repeat trip."
“As I reflect on all of the fabulous things we experienced, tasted and saw during our week with Lorie, it makes me realize even more what a remarkable trip Provence was. Every detail was planned and executed perfectly, and I tell myself almost daily how really fortunate I was to get that call from A.M. inviting me along!”
“The Provence trip was a true reawakening of my spirit. I am thrilled I had the experience with Lorie!”
One of my favorite luxury dishes is shrimp and grits. Why do I consider it a luxury choice? Because it’s usually loaded with fat and calories. If you make shrimp and grits in your home kitchen, you can reduce the calorie content while still keeping that flavor POW! My usual version of this dish has a barbecue-vibe with a tangy
You are invited to attend Rootstock, on July 11th and 12th, the virtual music, wine and food festival hosted by my friends at Château de Pommard! Remember the event is FREE! Click HERE to get your passes. Plan to prepare a few special bites to enjoy along with the wine and music. This is what I suggest for to pair
Although we can’t travel to France right now; I am thrilled to invite you to a very special weekend event. ROOTSTOCK, the 4th annual music, wine and food festival hosted by my friends at the world-renowned Château de Pommard promises to amaze and they’ve made an incredible offer just for ATOP followers. The festival usually takes place on the beautiful
Sometimes you just want something sweet! I LOVE fresh cherries. I would eat my body weight in them every year if I could! One of the first batches of cherries this year were so tart, I couldn’t eat them. Rather than toss them, I decided to craft a pretty little tart with on-hand ingredients. Let me tell you how! To
It’s no secret that along with millions of others, I love succulents. It all started when my children were very small and I discovered the tightly woven, textural, rosettes called echeverias. Back then, I spent hours crafting and caring for living wreaths. These days, I prefer no-fuss projects with a sure outcome and it doesn’t get any easier than this!
This week, I have been posting about the classic French breakfast. ON weekdays, the French rarely splurge on croissant or pain au chocolat, but opt for a reasonable serving of bread, butter and jam with coffee of course. The inspiration for this week’s posting of the classic French breakfast came from a gorgeous display of fresh, ripe apricots. I simply