Friday, March 19, 2010

Macarons at the Ritz

I'm so excited! I just registered to take a two-hour class at the Ecole Ritz Escoffier (Paris) to learn how to make classic French "macarons". I will have this opportunity when I am in Paris in October just before leaving for another season at Chicago House in Luxor (Egypt). Our macaron flavor will be vanilla. I found out about this class thanks to the blog called "Paris Breakfasts". Carol just took the class and has posted a detailed "photo essay" about the experience. √Čvidemment, I went immediately to the Ritz Escoffier website and was delighted to find that there would be a class while I was in Paris. Serendipity at work! Of course, I will post a detailed report with my own photos after my class.

Women in Art

This is an amazing work of digital art. Be mesmerized by the morphing of the images!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

U.S. foods, Parisians just don't mix

My friend Nann sent this article from the Chicago Tribune to me and I just had to share it. I will never be able to look at turkey basters in quite the same way!