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The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine – The French Culinary Institute

The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine – The French Culinary Institute

| February 5, 2008 | 2 Comments

I could have saved $40,000 and 6 months, endless cuts and burns, bad hair days, bruised egos, fashion disasters, gas that could peel the paint off the side of a barn, and having cats follow me home because I smelled like a mackerel! If I’d only waited 5 years… Y’all have heard me prattle on […]

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

| June 23, 2007 | 1 Comment

One of my favorite parts of cooking school was our time in the bread kitchen. There is something so tactile, immediate and rewarding about making bread. All your senses are activated alerting you that you are about to consume something so simple yet so profound. Alice Waters visited the French Culinary Institute and I was […]

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Patricia Wells’ Vegetable Harvest

| June 16, 2007 | 2 Comments

In New York in early May, I found myself on a Thursday evening with cancelled plans. Thank goodness for Dorie Greenspan. She immediately invited me to her sit-down interview with Patricia Wells that evening at the Alliance Francaise. Patricia was in town promoting her new book, Vegetable Harvest. Dorie and Patricia are such good friends […]

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Tardy at Tamarine

Tardy at Tamarine

| March 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

“You’re late!” were the first words growled at us by the manager at Tamarine. We were only about 15-20 minutes late and my friend apologized profusely explaining that they’d been moving all day and lost track of time. We even called saying we were running a bit late. Now mind you our reservation was at […]

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Dorie Greenspan ~ Live and Online in Paris, Part II

| February 24, 2007 | 1 Comment

Last week I promised more Dorie and her heart-warming stories of life in France and cooking with Pierre Herme, Daniel Boulud and Julia Child. Voila….! It’s hard for me not to gush. I have found this oh so sweet culinary world to be acerbic so when one of the industry luminaries takes a moment to […]

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Dorie Greenspan ~ Live and Online in Paris

Dorie Greenspan ~ Live and Online in Paris

| February 16, 2007 | 4 Comments

Part I of II The support and endless encouragement of accomplished women in the culinary industry is in a word or two, profoundly inspiring. Whenever I am lost, down on myself, confused, pity party for 1 please, I know I can zip an email off to Jerry DiVecchio (Sunset Magazine), Linda Carucci (Cooking School Secret […]

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La Fete des Amoureux – Valentine’s Day

La Fete des Amoureux – Valentine’s Day

| February 13, 2007 | 8 Comments

Love is nothing short of a national sport here in France and the French claim to celebrate it every day of the year, not just on February 14th. It is more beloved than soccer or philosophical debate, though love plays heavily into both. All store fronts are bedecked with Valentine’s decorations but regardless of the […]

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