California Christmas Eve

On December 29, 2005 1 Comment
In Hipster SF, Travel

It’s good to be home for the holidays to see friends and family and EAT! Bay Area food is delicious– fresh, organic, seasonal, technically challenging, exciting to the… Read More »

Airport Security…Ho, Ho, Ho

On December 29, 2005 0 Comments
In Travel, Uncategorized, Vie à Paris

It’s the 23rd and I’m writing this from United’s economy section leaving Paris and headed to San Francisco via Chicago. No, not posting it (that would be impossible),… Read More »

Unique Paris Presents

On December 18, 2005 1 Comment
In Uncategorized

In search of gifts that my husband and I could easily pack on our trip back to S.F. we spent today scouring Paris for small unique presents. No… Read More »

Graduation from Le Cordon Bleu

On December 18, 2005 0 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

The test results are in and I am officially graduated from my basic cuisine and pastry courses! We had a fun graduation catered by the cuisine and pastry… Read More »

Final Cooking Exam

On December 14, 2005 2 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Whew-hoo!!! Final cooking exam over!!! I woke up early this morning and ironed my uniform, had a cup of coffee, showered, put on make-up (I’ve been ragged lately),… Read More »

Le Cordon Bleu Final Week

On December 11, 2005 2 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Oh la la la la la la, where has the time gone? four weeks have flown by at the l’Ecole de Beurre. Now I am in the final… Read More »

The Cutting Edge

On December 9, 2005 0 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu, Uncategorized

I haven’t seen daylight (and fashion) in weeks considering my hectic schedule at Le Cordon Bleu. I look like a white potato sack in my little uniform, so… Read More »

Cooking School Blues…

On December 9, 2005 4 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Today was a frustrating FRUSTRATING day at cooking school. I woke up early thinking that my class schedule was from 8:30AM to 9:30PM with two demonstrations and 2… Read More »

Food For Thought: A Philosophy on Cooking

On December 6, 2005 0 Comments
In Le Cordon Bleu

When you go to cooking school or work as a chef you are in the business of creating beautiful tasty dishes from items that were previously alive. On… Read More »

Food Fair in Paris

On December 4, 2005 2 Comments
In Travel, Uncategorized, Vie à Paris

This weekend Paris hosted the largest food fair I’ve ever been to, with over 400 hundred artisanal vendors, producers, and artists of gourmet food & wine. The Salon… Read More »