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 »

Pays Basque

On May 9, 2006 5 Comments
In Travel, Vie à Paris

3 days, 3 gorgeous coastal cities, and 3 unique Basque cultures: Biarritz, Hendaye, San Sebastian… Forget Nice & Cannes and come to the original Cote d’Azur for surfing,… Read More »

Laverie Automatique Part II

On May 4, 2006 3 Comments
In Travel, Washing Machine Stories

Back from A weekend in Basque Country, the laundromat saga continues… My husband and I did something really really naughty tonight. We brought in three huge loads of… Read More »

Le Stage, Part II

On May 4, 2006 2 Comments
In Chef Stories, Guy Savoy, Le Cordon Bleu

This last week and a half has been wrought with anxiety. I turned in my papers a week ago for my estage (apprenticeship) to Guy Savoy, the three… Read More »

Beet Leaf Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

On May 4, 2006 3 Comments
In Fruits, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetables

Every once and a blue moon I come up with something truly unusual and delicious. This spring salad starter was unforgettably tasty and beautiful in color. It matches… Read More »

Final Examination for Le Cordon Bleu

On April 27, 2006 11 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Let me tell you about the final exam process at Le Cordon Bleu for superior cuisine… We are given a list of ingredients with items that we must… Read More »

Le Stage?

On April 27, 2006 6 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Oh I am such a big BIG big big DORK! I finally got up the nerve to walk over to Guy Savoy, which is close to my house,… Read More »