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.”
“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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May 2018

Classic French Pastries Workshop

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Classic French Pastries Workshop- Friday, May 4th 11:00-2:30 Join me in my gourmet kitchen to prepare my favorite time honored French pastries.  I will share the skills I’ve learned in cooking schools attended all over France in this fascinating look at the French pastries.  We will talk about how gourmet Patisseries prepare their goods and ensure freshness at all times.  Our time together begins French sparkling wine and delicate Crab Gourges, oh my! For our lunch we will prepare 2…

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The French and Their Cheese~The Arboretum FREE DEMO

May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Me at  A Tasteful Place at the Dallas Arboretum for an entertaining demonstration on French cheese.  I will demonstrate how to craft an authentic French cheese board. proper cheese service and discuss the differences between American and French cheeses.

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French Macarons

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Practical’s are a new style of class I am offering that give you a true hands on cooking experience and the best part you take home the results!  Macarons, the quintessential French treat, light, delicate and irresistible! After studding macaron making in all the best Parisian schools, I will lead a hands on class using tried and true French techniques. We will first toast the macaron with a flute of bubbly before diving in to make this love at first…

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Artistic Salads for Mothers and Daughters FREE DEMO

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Willaims Sonoma North Park Dallas TX

Join Lorie for an unforgettable class at Williams Sonoma North Park.  Using fresh farm fresh ingredients Lorie will craft 3 artist salads loaded with flavor and personality.  First Up, the incredible Birds Nest Salad, this offering complete with goat cheese eggs and packed with fruit and crispy add ons is guaranteed to delight.  Next, Purple Flower Salad is a true platter statement and last but not least Precious standing Beet bundles will have you digging in! Fresh dressings for all…

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HERBS-Lunch and Learn Take your own Herb Garden!

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join me for this amazing class on Herbs!  We will have a fantastic time cooking recipes that are herb rich AND you will leave with your very own potted herb garden!! First Up, homemade Chimichurri topped hummus is so fresh and flavor full served with soft rich naan bread.  We will prepare a fantastic Greek Chopped Salad loaded with fresh ingredients form the earth and topped with an Herb Vinaigrette of course!.  We will prepare a Spatchcock Roasted Chicken that…

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June 2018

French Market Class Arboretum Dallas~A Tasteful Place

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Lorie Fangio, teaching chef and owner of A Taste of Paris™, for a French Market class. Lorie will teach a four course meal as she shares stories of the French table. This four course meal will start with lighter than air Gourges.  Next up, Berry and Endive salad with traditional vinaigrette.  For the main course we will prepare the most luxurious of French mother sauces, Espagnole.  This amazing sauce will be served over Chicken Roulade, stuffed with herbs and…

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It’s a Rum Staycation!

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join me for a fabulous class featuring Rum for an island vibe staycation. We will start the fun with my all-time favorite vaca beverage, the Grand Mariner Mojito Martini.  This irresistible cocktail will be served with flavorful Barbecued Shrimp in edible cups along with Bacon wrapped Jalapeño poppers.  Next up, craft the refreshing Rum Swizzle perfect for a warm summer's day.  We will prepare delectable Crab stuffed Empanadas with sriracha dipping sauce and lip smacking Pork Nachos topped with Pineapple…

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French Market Class

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join me for this super fun French cooking class.  I’ll gather fresh local ingredients like bread, cheese, wine and more downtown before you arrive. We will craft a 5 course meal just like in the cooking schools in Paris!  You won’t know what’s on the menu because we will be creating from fresh, in season, locally grown ingredients!   Come ready to cook and have a fantastic day of food and fun. Cooking class will include 5 courses including a composed…

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July 2018

Kids Bake

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Kids Bake- Ages 7-12  Wednesday, July 11th 2:00-4:30  Children will have an amazing time as they learn real kitchen skills to last a lifetime.  The merriment begins with my simple but exact Homemade Biscuit recipe.  These fluffy gems will be stuffed with ham and cheddar cheese for nice foundation before we dive into the sweet stuff.  Kids will be delighted by rainbow cakes baked in jars, topped with fluffy buttercream frosting and of course plenty of sprinkles.  Lemon Blueberry Muffins…

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Kids Cook

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Kids Cook Ages 7-12 Wednesday, July 18th Children will learn real life cooking skills to last a lifetime in this fun and learning cooking experience.  We will make real food with fresh ingredients starting with my family’s favorite, Blush Chicken Pasta!  Kids will have a ball learning to make Herbed Parmesan Bread leaves and will delight as they expand in the oven.  Kids will make Marinated Peach Glazed Pork Loin served with Cinnamon Carrots, Smashed Potatoes and fruit chutney!  We…

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