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!
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The Foods of the Normandy Coast, 2-Day French Workshop
October 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Join me for a truly unique culinary event as we travel to Normandy for some of the most delectable food on earth. In Normandy they cook with the 4 C’s; cider, calvados, crème and camembert. We will explore these ingredients as we prepare some of the most iconic, mouthwatering dishes full of love and flavor.
This 2-day workshop is immersion style and we cook side by side. Each day we will prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner and a sweet along with a snack or two! Wine will be served and a cheese course each day for an authentic French dining experience. Dinner portions will be packed up to-go.
In addition to this fabulous menu, we will prepare classic, slow fermenting French Bread and European Style Butter to be enjoyed with our meals each day.
For those that want to arrive 30 minutes early on the second day, I will demonstrate the fabulous perfected Saint Eve from Bayeux to be enjoyed by all! And just for fun, we will prepare and taste the Normandy, a cocktail that is all the rage in NYC!
This course promises to improve your overall kitchen skills; French cooking is the gold standard and expertise acquired will last a lifetime. Be a part of the fun! Limited enrollment, Fee $189.00
Our day will begin with time honored baking skills. Using an old fashioned French recipe, we will prepare French Boule and amaze your taste buds with European Style Butter, both to be eaten during our class. The perfect start to our days together will be sumptuous Oeufs Cocotte. For a luxurious snack we will prepare Caramelized Apples and Calvados over Camembert. For lunch we will have gorgeous Tartine topped with avocado, ham, tomatoes and Balsamic Reduction served French style with a Green Salad. For dinner, Chicken Normandy with Potatoes, Onions and Apple Cider is a classic slow roasted dish with a rich complex sauce as only the French can do! For dessert each guest will prepare an Apple in Filo and Calvados served with Carmel Sauce, my favorite Normandy bites as pretty as it is tasty!
Arrive 30 minutes early for a demonstration on the perfected Saint Eve of Bayeux, a truly unique treat that offers creamy, crunchy, chocolaty goodness in every bite. We will start our day with moist and dense Apple Cake. For an irresistible snack we will make Apple Bacon Gruyere Madeleines. We will prepare a composed lunch of White Fish Meuniere served alongside pretty Vegetable Gratin and creamy Brie Potatoes Dauphinoise. For a lovely take home dinner we will prepare hearty Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup and a fabulous Normandy Salad with apples, cherries, walnuts and creamy cheese. For a beautiful finish to our day we will make Apple Soufflé with Calvados Sauce.