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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2017-12-03T15:19:43-05:00
“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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2018-11-20T15:02:56-05:00
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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November 2018

14th Annual Gifts from the Kitchen-Sold OUT waitlist available

November 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Back by popular demand this fun and festive class will take you through an array of goodies perfect for gift giving from your own kitchen, fabulous ideas to gift neighbor’s, coworkers or hostess.  Each recipe will be made and tasted and all while sipping a delightful Appletini cocktail.  Creative packaging techniques will be taught for ... Read more

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14th Annual Gifts from the Kitchen-Sold OUT Waitlist available

November 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Back by popular demand this fun and festive class will take you through an array of goodies perfect for gift giving from your own kitchen, fabulous ideas to gift neighbor’s, coworkers or hostess.  Each recipe will be made and tasted and all while sipping a delightful Appletini cocktail.  Creative packaging techniques will be taught for ... Read more

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December 2018

Holiday Brunch at the Arboretum

December 15, 2018 @ 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 ... Read more

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January 2019

Soups Stews and Breads at the Arboretum

January 20 @ 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 ... Read more

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Eating Well

January 25 @ 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 In this class we will sip red wine as we start with my favorite condiment ... Read more

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February 2019

Artisanal European Breads- SOLD OUT

February 8 @ 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 ... Read more

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French Pastries at the Arboretum

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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 ... Read more

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Make and Take-Dinner for Two- SOLD OUT, register for wait list

February 22 @ 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- ... Read more

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March 2019

Let’s Make Dinner!-SOLD OUT!

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

A new offering at the cooking school; come to make and enjoy on a 4-course meal.  The fun begins with a Cran-Pineapple Vodka Spritzer as we will dive into our menu.  We will prepare simple French Loaves to be served with Salmon Rillettes, packed with fresh goodness and Herbed Goad Cheese Spread.  We will sit for ... Read more

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Food and Wine 2-Day Workshop- 2 seats OPEN

March 21 @ 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 ... Read more

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