Cook From Your Heart

lemon tart, French cuisine, French pastry, Paris, Normandy

I cooked for a French family to earn my keep while I studied as an apprentice chef in Paris.  At first, I was completely petrified. Me, cook for French people?! I’d been an enthusiastic cook since I was a teenager so I dove in. Though I was immersed six days a week in a classic […]

Peanut Butter, Home Made

I am often asked what I miss from the U.S.  Twenty years ago I had a whole list of things.  Ziplock bags.  Plush towels.  Good coffee.  Tax laws I understood.  Ready smiles.  Organic cheetos.  Tillamook or Cougar Gold cheddar.  And that one standby, really good peanut butter. Today, all of those things have faded, excepting […]

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