Posts tagged: Paris

Paris Pockets Packed with History

In his grand tome entitled Paris, Edward Rutherfurd describes the site on the Left Bank where the Romans established their town, named Lutetia, as “a low, flat hillock, like a table overlooking the water”.  Here on this gentle rise of land, they  had laid out their town, building a large forum and “the main temple covering […]

Love, Two Lipsticks and a Lover to be French!

My new habit of reading each morning and night has unlocked some delightful books in my bookshelf which have not been opened for years. Two, in particularly – both outrageously Francophilic – have whetted my appetite for returning to France in future. One is La Vie Parisienne by Australian journalist Janelle McCulloch, who once shared […]

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Expat chef becomes pure Parisienne

Ex-pat  Kaye Baudinette is unassuming about her extraordinary life in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu where she is the long-time manager of the Resource Centre at the world-renowned Academie d’art culinaire de Paris. Thirty years ago when she arrived in Paris on  the next hop of her planned 12-month world tour, she simply decided to […]

A class act @ Le Cordon Bleu Paris

Voila ! Today unfolds as an extraordinary entree to France’s exotic cuisine culture as I watch Le Cordon Bleu chef Philippe Clergue  teach advanced students in Paris. I had to earn my place in his esteemed two and a half hour lecture by delivering my own small speech on the evolution of food culture in […]