Bienvenue! Last week I made a very quick trip to Paris and had the opportunity to meet Susan Herrmann Loomis. She is the author of On Rue Tatin, Farmhouse Cookbook, French Farmhouse Cookbook, The Great American Seafood Cookbook and the Italian Farmhouse Cookbook. I can't keep up with all of these books! What talent! Anyway, the class was held in the cooking apartment belonging to Patricia Wells. Should you ever have an extra day or week while visiting the city, try to include a lesson or two from Susan. She is a delight to work with and very entertaining!
The menu for the day consisted of two favorite dishes of Susans', "Pintate Aux Agrumes Aux Legumes De La Ferme" (braised Guinea hen with citrus and farm vegetables) and "Pommes Farcies Aux Poireaux Et Creme" (apples stuffed with leeks and cream). After the completion of the dishes, we were able to sit down for the tasting.....then critique our creations. None of us had any negative comments! For dessert we made a pear clafoutis, which melted in my mouth. The entire experience was charming and how wonderful it was to be back in my favorite spot on the globe!