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 »

Lobster Attack

On January 26, 2006 1 Comment
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

I like to eat Lobster, but I don’t like to cook it. Anything with an exo-skeleton gives me the heeby-jeebies. You know that feeling when you wake up… Read More »

Soufflé Au Fromage Recipe

On January 23, 2006 5 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu, Recipes, Savory Pastry, Uncategorized

Let’s face it, soufflé’s are a little scary to make. The thought of them falling before they get to the table is almost worse than forgetting to put… Read More »

Le Soufflé

On January 22, 2006 5 Comments
In Travel, Vie à Paris, Yummy Bistros

If you only have a few days in Paris this is one of those restuarants that you MUST check out before leaving. The fun white coated waiters, kitsch… Read More »

Le Terrine: An Acquired Taste

On January 18, 2006 3 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

I want to talk about Terrines, because le Français love these slow cooked delicacies and I myself find them beautiful but inedible. If there’s one thing I love… Read More »

Radicchio Rose

On January 15, 2006 0 Comments
In Vie à Paris

Every Parisian thinks that the arrondissment that they live in is the best–including me. I happen to know for certain that the 17th is the very BEST arrondissment… Read More »

Le Cordon Bleu End of Week One

On January 13, 2006 3 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

One week down and 7 more to go! We’re preparing regional recipes of France and making all the famous traditional dishes from each area. The most exciting demonstration… Read More »

Cinderella at Le Cinq

On January 8, 2006 3 Comments
In Travel, Vie à Paris, Yummy Restaurants

The experience I had at Le Cinq, the three star restaurant of the Four Seasons Hotel in Paris, can only be described as ethereal. My husband and I… Read More »

Back at Le Cordon Bleu

On January 6, 2006 4 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Today was my first official day back at le Cordon Bleu for my intermediate cuisine course. Fifty-four people in the class…yikes!!!! I thought it was going to be… Read More »