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 »

Crab Bisque

On November 29, 2005 1 Comment
In Chef Stories, Fish, Le Cordon Bleu, Recipes

Today was another tough day. Give me a dead fish anytime and I’ll turn it into beautiful little fillets, but don’t give me anything’s that’s alive that I… Read More »

Life & Death at Cordon Bleu

On November 26, 2005 4 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu, Meat, Recipes

Second week over in my basic cuisine course at Le Cordon Bleu whew-hoo! I’ve been having to deal with dead animals and how I feel about eating and… Read More »

Bon Beaune

On November 21, 2005 2 Comments
In Travel, Uncategorized, Vie à Paris

The beautiful medival city, Beaune, hosts the world’s largest wine auction in the world– The Trois Glorieuses– the third weekend of November every year. The town comes alive… Read More »

Basic Cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu

On November 19, 2005 2 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Two days down and four and a half weeks to go in my intensive basic cuisine class at Le Cordon Bleu. This class is a welcome relief from… Read More »

Beaujolais!

On November 17, 2005 1 Comment
In Travel, Vie à Paris

It’s Beaujolais time! Put aside whatever you’re doing and join in the global worship of this young wine. If you haven’t pre-ordered your bottles of Beaujolais then hurry… Read More »

Butternut Squash Soup

On November 16, 2005 2 Comments
In Uncategorized

It’s COLD in Paris! I don’t know what happened to our hot and muggy summer, but it’s definitely soup weather. This is one of my favorite homey soups,… Read More »