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Crazy Crawfish

On February 23, 2006 4 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

I promise after this post that I will cut down on writing about all the icky fear factor stuff we do in cooking class and write about some… Read More »

Le Cordon Blur Countdown

On February 21, 2006 6 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

The end of my intermediate cusine career at Le Cordon Bleu is in sight. It’s so close I can taste it! I know, bad joke, but I’m tired… Read More »

Beautiful Barcelona

On February 20, 2006 3 Comments
In Travel, Uncategorized

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year is to travel throughout Europe and take advantage of all the cheap flights and sweet offseason deals. The grey and… Read More »

French Female Wine Makers

On February 16, 2006 1 Comment
In Travel, Uncategorized, Vie à Paris

I have two unusual delicious white wines that you MUST try if you can get ahold of them. They are not cheap– but neither is the experience. The… Read More »

How to Make Crepes! Crepes! Crepes!

On February 12, 2006 10 Comments
In Savory Pastry, Sweet Pastry, Travel, Vie à Paris

I have a very special French friend, Marine, who besides being an amazing person is also our barometer for all things français. She has helped tremendously during our… Read More »

Best Basque Cuisine: L’Ami Jean

On February 9, 2006 4 Comments
In Travel, Vie à Paris, Yummy Bistros

L’Ami Jean is my top pick in Paris right now. It is so so so so SO good! This restaurant is solid with seasonal delicious Basque food at… Read More »

Fear Factor? Naaaah, Poulet en Barbouille

On February 5, 2006 4 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Poulet en Barbouille is a very old recette that some say dates waaaaay back to a battle between Ceasar and the Gauls. It’s similar to the Burgundian Coq… Read More »

Got Mole? Parisian Mexican Food

On February 3, 2006 11 Comments
In Travel, Vie à Paris, Yummy Bistros

I have found two outstanding Mexican restaurants that satisty my desire for enchilades covered in red sauce, mole slow cooked with unsweetened chocolate, and firey soup garnished with… Read More »

Dinner Debate

On February 2, 2006 8 Comments
In Travel, Uncategorized, Vie à Paris

Picture by Gliderknight After a challenging dinner party I went to the other night, I have to share some concerns I have with America’s image abroad. I’ve encountered… Read More »

Lobster Attack Part II

On January 28, 2006 8 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Everyone got to class early yesterday for our first lobster practical at Le Cordon Bleu. Considering our 8:30AM start time, this was unusual. We all dealt with our… Read More »