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 »

Crispy Sea Bass with Capers, Lemon, and Chicken Jus

On April 26, 2006 6 Comments
In Chef Stories, Fish, Le Cordon Bleu, Recipes

This recipe reminded me of Zuni’s restaurant in San Francisco. (Haven’t been? You must go!) The sauce was reminiscent of the jus they do for their specialty roast… Read More »

Preparing for My Stage

On April 24, 2006 6 Comments
In Le Cordon Bleu, Yummy Restaurants

I’ve been avoiding expressing my immediate dream because I didn’t want to jinx it. Now I see that the idea is preposterous, so I might as well share… Read More »

VIDEO: How To Fillet A Fish

On April 23, 2006 9 Comments
In Uncategorized

Top five reasons why it’s important to know how to fillet a fish: 1. Don’t get voted off the island. Make yourself indispensable with your filleting skills. 2…. Read More »

Lamb Presents

On April 19, 2006 6 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu, Meat, Recipes

We made a dish today at Le Cordon Bleu, that was super yummy. I loved the theme of the recipe because I got to create each part as… Read More »