Baguettes and Eiffel Tower on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: 24 hours in Paris

NEWSFLASH! This entry made the top 10 in the Accor Hotel’s “24 Hours” Blogger Contest! Click here to vote for this entry! Regular readers will know I’m deeply immersed in recipe development for my very first cookbook right now. It’s a lot of work (on top of my full-time job and blogging) but I seem … Read more

Completed mille feuille at La Cuisine Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Learning to make mille feuille at La Cuisine Paris

It started with butter. A lot of butter… After a few summers of taking classes at La Cuisine Paris, I’m never surprised to see how much butter is used in their baking classes. Because all great pastries begin with butter, right? What is amusing, however, is watching other people’s reactions to the amount of butter … Read more

Cheese selection on La Cuisine Paris cheese and wine workshop

A cheese and wine workshop at La Cuisine Paris

France. Cheese. Wine. Sounds like the perfect combination, right? But have you ever stood in a wine or cheese store in France and been so overwhelmed that you simply don’t know what to choose? There are something like 400+ cheeses (and wines???) in France so choosing one can be challenging especially if you don’t know … Read more

Brioche making class at La Cuisine Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Learning how to make brioche at La Cuisine Paris

Someone asked me last week “Why do you take cooking and baking classes in Paris anyway – I mean don’t you already know how to do a lot of that stuff?”. Well, that’s very flattering to think that someone believes I know how to cook and bake ALL things French but really, as with anything … Read more