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Travel: Paris in Mind But Not the Usual Places

When I was ten I learned that my cousin, who was much older than me, had gone to Paris to study at Le Cordon Bleu. I had no idea what that meant, until years later, upon his return, I tasted the fancy meals he prepared for family gatherings and special occasions where he was hired to cater. When he moved to the states in the early 80’s, he opened a restaurant, but unfortunately for him, not at a time when the bay area was accustomed to trying different cuisines – particularly French.  So he was forced to close his restaurant and work as a chef at another, more steak and potatoes place. He died a few years back, after succumbing to cancer, without learning that San Francisco’s French restaurants have become some of the most famous.   I think of him often – about his style of cooking, and his love of French cuisine and every time I am at a French restaurant in San Francisco, I raise a glass of wine to him.

I thought of the story when I stumbled upon this article – about the different experiences Paris lovers should try – especially those like me – who frequent the destination every year, at the very least for a week. Such as…

L’École School of Jewelry Arts

Catherine Muller Flower School

Market Tour and Cooking Class with Charlotte Puckette

Ecole Lesage school of embroidery – I would love to and will look into for my next trip

Le Cordon Bleu for some old-fashioned and best cooking lessons

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