"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Paris Ritz Cooking Class

One reason we went to the Paris Ritz Hotel was to attend a cooking class. It was fun to see the otherwise unseen parts of the hotel. Though the dish was uninspired - stir fry - it was tasty. I guess they didn't know what level of cooks we were and I had hoped to make bread or a dessert of some kind.

Chef began with how to use the utensils. She spoke mostly in English.

Going over the ingredients.

My sister and the assistant chef listening to Chef's instructions.

After the preparation, we lunched in the kitchen library where all of the cookbooks lined the walled shelves behind lock and key. It was fun and though not very challenging, I did learn one thing. If you cry over onions (I am literally blinded when preparing them) slide the knife forward in a slicing fashion. Don't chop or push down on the onion. Another little tidbit.... There is a law in France forbidding the use of corn meal in bread. Who knew?


  1. Tres elegant! You lucky girl. I like the little onion tip.

  2. Oh what fun, what fun. I would love to do something like this!


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