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.
Summer is the best time to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables! I think I can squeeze in one more favorite summer salad before the season is officially over. I love this salad because it includes one of my favorite summer fruits, nectarines. I simply cannot get enough of these ripe sweet and tart stone fruits and I’m always sad when
All month I’ve been sharing my favorite things as a way to celebrate August as my birthday month. There are so many dishes that I love to make and eat it’s impossible to make a shortlist of favorites. And lately, I’ve been craving Ratatouille. I guess that’s because I’ve been preparing to return to Provence for the first time since
Do you have a favorite flower? Mine is the gardenia. I adore the tightly wound petals, that thick leathery texture, and the shiny, deep and lime green foliage. Don’t even get me started on the intoxicating aroma. When I was a child, my mom, had 3 large gardenia bushes right off of our patio and when they were in bloom,
More kitchen favorites, part 2 of my most used and loved kitchen items. Last week I shared 5 things I reach for almost daily in the kitchen and today I have 5 more items that I can’t wait to share with you. As a teaching chef for over 20 years, I have used and used up a lot of kitchen
As promised I am sharing some of my favorite things through August to celebrate my birthday month. As a teaching chef, and food and lifestyle blogger, you can imagine that I spend a huge amount of time in the kitchen. I’m always telling guests of cooking classes about my favorite kitchen tools but If you can’t attend, you don’t get
I have some very exciting news. It’s no secret that Paris is my favorite city. This photo was taken in September, less than 1 year ago. It was my first trip back over the water, since the lockdown and the crushing blow to my business. At this time, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to return to work at