St. Denis: Burial Place of Kings & Queens

On May 25, 2006 13 Comments
In Uncategorized

What happens when you get a history fanatic, a Catholic, and a graveyard obsessed nut together? You go to all the church’s in Paris that’s what! My parents… Read More »

Le Cordon Bleu Final Examination

On May 22, 2006 14 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

I love Cordon Bleu – and I’m not just writing that because I’ve had three bottles of champagne (okay, maybe I have, so what, it’s Paris and I… Read More »

Artichokes Deep Fried

On May 18, 2006 10 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu, Recipes, Vegetables

It’s spring and artichokes are everywhere in Paris. I’ve seen big globes the size of my head, small purple ones, you name it I’ve seen it. Artichokes have… Read More »

Yippee! I’m an Official Stagier!!!

On May 17, 2006 0 Comments
In Chef Stories, Guy Savoy, Le Cordon Bleu

I’ve taught theater all over the world, from India to California’s public high school system. I have always prided myself on using drama as a tool to help… Read More »

J’ai Besoin de Parler Avec le Chef!

On May 17, 2006 10 Comments
In Chef Stories, Guy Savoy, Le Cordon Bleu

I’ve taught theater and English all over the world, from India to California’s overcrowded public high schools. I have always prided myself on using drama as a tool… Read More »

Eat Your Peas: Sweet Pea Gnocchi

On May 17, 2006 5 Comments
In Le Cordon Bleu

My final superior examination next week at Le Cordon Bleu. I’ve been experimenting at home with some of the ingredients, like petit pois, attempting to create original recipes…. Read More »

Final Exam Insecurity

On May 16, 2006 3 Comments
In Le Cordon Bleu

For the last few weeks my mind has been pondering over our list of ingredients for the Final Superior Exam and Le Cordon Bleu. I finally came up… Read More »

Private Cooking Class

On May 14, 2006 5 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu, Travel, Vie à Paris

I had the privilege today of having two famous Paris bloggers over to my house for a little privé cooking session. I can’t tell you how honored I… Read More »

We Don’t Walk to Cordon Bleu, We Fly!!!

On May 13, 2006 4 Comments
In Le Cordon Bleu

Yesterday we took our written exam, which nobody studied for. We tried to study, really we did, but no one was able to concentrate. The questions on the… Read More »

Le Stage, Part III

On May 10, 2006 14 Comments
In Chef Stories, Guy Savoy, Le Cordon Bleu

I hate to sound like one of those highly excitable teenagers, but – Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God – I got… Read More »