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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2017-12-03T15:19:43-06:00
“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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2018-11-20T15:02:56-06:00
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

Evening French Foods Workshop~SOLD OUT

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join me in my gourmet kitchen to prepare my most request iconic French dishes.  I will share skills I’ve learned in cooking schools attended all over France in this fascinating evening of food and wine. 4 French sauces will be taught along with the classic French dough, Choux Paste. We will start the fun with complex morsels of goodness Coquilles Saint Jacques, always a favorite.   Beef Fillet Skewers with Béarnaise Sauce is another unbeatable bite.   Croque Monsieur, a classic bistro…

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The Thanksgiving Table~ SOLD OUT

November 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Looking for inspiration in for the most talked about meal of the year?  Join me for a class that will inspire you to explore traditional flavors in fresh new recipes.  While we get our feast together we will taste Maple Old Fashioned's and snack on a wonderful TG app, Brie with Pears, Calvados and Pecans.  Of course the Turkey is always the star of the Thanksgiving show; ours will be Roasted with Herbs Apples and Calvados as I can’t seem…

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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 each recipe so your gifts will dazzle…so fun! Most of the work will be done so you can sit back and soak up the spirit…

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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 each recipe so your gifts will dazzle…so fun! Most of the work will be done so you can sit back and soak up the spirit…

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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 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

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 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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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 for topping or snacking, vibrant Fire Roasted Salsa.  Our breakfast recipe, Poached Egg and Veg Tartine is almost too pretty to eat. Nothing heals the…

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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 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 @ 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 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- 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- 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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