"When good Americans die, they go to Paris" - Oscar Wilde

Thursday, May 13, 2010

my paris wish-list

I already have a wish list of things I'd like to do once I get back to Paris, though I definitely don't have the time or the money to do them all. One thing I'd really love to do is start taking cooking classes. I have always enjoyed cooking, though I've never really learned any real cooking skills. Sure, I can create a great meal following a recipe, but I want to be able to look in the pantry, chose ingredients that go well together, and whip up an amazing meal without consulting a recipe book. And of course I should take advantage of living in a city that is world-renown for its cuisine. I may not be a Julia Child but I'd be content with becoming half the cook she is. :) In a lot of these classes you start off in the morning going to the open market and picking out fresh products, then going back to cook a three-course meal. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Unfortunately, one class cost around 150 euros and it's hard to find long-term classes for unprofessional cooks.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

something else to look forward to

Looks like I will be returning to France sooner than expected, just not the part of France that is located in Europe. In July, I will be going to Martinique for a week to visit Arnaud who is currently working there. It will be nice to be finally done with school (as in graduated!) and get to spend a responsibility and worry free week with the boyfriend.