One of the most exciting culinary experiences during my fall fling in Paris was preparing a three-course meal in a cooking class offered through L’Atelier des Chefs. The afternoon class got off to a rough start but one of the tomes I live by is that things happen for the best, and this adventure was […]
I am thankful for the beauty that exists in our world. For this week’s obsession, I offer you a glimpse of Italian sculptor Antonio Canova’s exquisite Cupid Awakening Psyche (1793) at the Louvre. Absolutely breathtaking- it is love carved in stone. According to myth, Cupid awakens Psyche from eternal slumber with a kiss.
While a picnic for one may sound frightfully lonely in most cases, a picnic for one in the Garden of Les Halles in Paris while savoring a French roll and salad from famed baker Eric Kayser, can only be described as an earthly pleasure that you hope exists in heaven. When faced with the gorgeous […]
Our second evening of eating like a local in Cannes: La Cave , a tiny, lively old-style bistro serving classic French food and wine. Amazing how in an unbelievably modest sized open kitchen and service area, 2 chefs and 3 waiters can efficiently create and serve flavorful and filling plates to a packed restaurant all […]
I’m having a tough time getting back into the swing of things after traveling most of October; some for pleasure but some to take care of urgent family matters of a not so pleasant nature. Here, I’ll focus on the pleasure part and share with you some scenes from our stay in Cannes on the […]
Here’s a quick quiz for you: 1. Do you like barbecue? 2.. Do you like the blues? 3. Are you looking for a fun and affordable evening of entertainment for the entire family? If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, then why not head to Huntington Beach and the gorgeous ocean-front Hyatt Regency Resort […]
Last week was Orange County Restaurant Week so there wasn’t much cooking going on in the She’s Cookin’ Kitchen. OC Restaurant Week gives local foodies a chance to enjoy specially priced prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner at over 100 participating restaurants. The specialty menus usually consisted of three courses at lunch for $10, […]