I have been teaching students of all ages for over 16 years. Sharing time honored preparation techniques, the latest findings on foods and nutrition as well as time saving tips is a real passion for me. Join ME for cooking classes in McKinney, TX where good food and good fun are always on the menu. See you soon!



Joan Kelly

“I still can’t believe how much information you packed into the evening – and your beautiful home and gracious personality made it a really perfect night.”
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2017-12-03T15:19:43+00:00
“I still can’t believe how much information you packed into the evening – and your beautiful home and gracious personality made it a really perfect night.”

Tori Clark

One of the best cooking classes ever. The food was outstanding and I learned so much! Thank you, Lorie for your knowledge and expertise!
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2018-11-20T15:02:56+00:00
One of the best cooking classes ever. The food was outstanding and I learned so much! Thank you, Lorie for your knowledge and expertise!
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December 2018

Holiday Brunch at the Arboretum

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lorie will lead you through a mouthwatering holiday brunch workshop. Brunching is a wonderful way to entertain over the holiday season.  Imagine yourself armed with amazing recipes to serve visiting family and friends through the holidays and beyond. We will begin our brunch with Vanilla Cinnamon Scones baked to perfection. Pecan Bourbon Glazed Pork Loin will be tender and juicy and the centerpiece of the feast.  Parmesan Crusted Potatoes are outstanding nuggets of delight and tender crisp Green Bean and…

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January 2019

Eating Well

January 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Being well in the New Year is at the top of everyone's to-do list.  In this entertaining class we will explore simply GOOD FOOD that will feed your body and your soul. In this class we will sip red wine as we start with breakfast, pretty Poached Egg and Veg Tartine. Nothing heals the soul like classic Chicken Noodle Soup, when made from scratch it really satisfies.  We will prepare Baby Kale salad packed with nuggets of goodness.  Wild caught…

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Soups Stews and Breads at the Arboretum

January 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lorie Fangio, teaching chef and owner of A Taste of Paris™ culinary trips will lead you through a class on comforting soups stews and breads.  When it’s cold outside, nothing warms your soul quite like fresh bread and soup. The tasty goodness will begin with French Loaves guaranteed to make your house smell amazing. Our first soup is the chef’s favorite, Shrimp and Roasted Poblano Pepper Soup. We will prepare a simplified Boeuf Bourguignon, this easier version does not sacrifice…

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February 2019

XoXo Chocolate

February 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Valentine’s Day right around the corner and my mind always drifts to Chocolate. Chocolate is an interesting food; of all the foods on earth I have the most passion for this rich dark flavor. Maybe it’s the seductive quality of chocolate or simply the fact that there is artistry involved in creating with it, either way I look forward to sharing with you in this amazing class.  Bourbon pairs perfectly with chocolate so we will sip a Mint Julep while…

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Artisanal European Breads- Only 2 seats available

February 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

There is nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread coming from of the oven.  Imagine yourself with the skills to prepare European style artisan loaves right in your own home!  You will learn many techniques that go into producing amazing loaves including proper scoring techniques and stenciling for beautiful results.  You will be taught the French Baguette, the Batard, Boule and Tabletierie. Each guest will take home 2 full sized loaves, a baguette and second; guests choice.  In addition,…

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French Pastries at the Arboretum

February 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lorie Fangio, teaching chef and owner of A Taste of Paris™ culinary trips will introduce you to the wonderful world of French pastries.  We will start our time together with Sundried Tomato and Basil Pailmers, a yummy appetizer or snack.  We will prepare  Salmon Artichoke Tart served bistro style with salad greens and then onto the sweet stuff.  Two classic French recipes will be taught while making  Raspberry Eclairs stuffed with Pastry Cream.  Next up, dense, versatile and delectable Chocolate…

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Make and Take-Dinner for Two

February 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

A new offering in the cooking school!  Come and take a cooking class and take home a 4 course dinner for two.  Share it with your spouse or a friend!  This class promises to be lively and full of fun! On the Menu: Appetizer- Goat Cheese and Cranberry Spiral and ½ loaf French bread Starter- Sun Dried Tomato Basil Soup with Cheesy Pillows of goodness Main- Mouthwatering Chicken Cordon Blue with Honey Garlic Green Beans Dessert-Apple Tart with Almond Custard…

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March 2019

Let’s Make Dinner!

March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A new offering at the cooking school;  come and make a 4 course dinner to be enjoyed together with a glass of wine.  What a great way to spend the evening!  We will cook together to prepare our feast then sit and enjoy the fruits of our labor with a beautiful glass of wine! Menu coming SOON! You will leave with the recipes; this class promises to improve overall kitchen skills. Class fee 59.50 Register TODAY by email to lorie@atasteofparis.net OR Click Here to…

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Food and Wine 2-Day Workshop

March 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join me for an extraordinary 2- day culinary event and immerse yourself in good food and wine!  We will explore wine styles and pairings as we work side by side to prepare truly mouthwatering dishes. We will dine together as we taste wine varietals and enjoy the recipes. Dinner tastes can be enjoyed here or taken home.  This course promises to improve overall kitchen skills that last a lifetime.  Hope you will join the fun! Class size is limited.  Class…

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April 2019

Let’s Make Dinner

April 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Let’s Make Dinner More Details Coming SOON Register TODAY by email to lorie@atasteofparis.net OR Click Here to go to the class registration page!

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