Wednesday, November 05, 2008

On Rue Tatin in Paris





  



































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 TatinFarmhouse CookbookFrench 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!

13 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Now I'm homesick for Paris!
I dream of a class like that. How lucky you are!!!

Simona said...

How nice! It looks like a lot of fun.

Eileen said...

Oh, you are living my dream! A class with Susan Herrmann Loomis AND in Patricia Wells' beautiful apartment! Someday....

Betty C. said...

How exciting! I absolutely love "On Rue Tatin," and I don't always like expat experience books. What fun you must have had! Congratulations on making such a dreamy trip!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Ah, Paris in the autumn! Looks like a wonderful menu!

Christine said...

What a time you must have had, Jann. This is something I dream of doing!

Jann said...

my kitchen~ it was a fun day and Susan is a jewel~we all loved her. When you go back to Paris, try a class with her. I can give you the info if needed. Thanks for visiting my site. It is always so good to hear from you.

Jann said...

Simona~ ciao.it has been so long since I have done any posting. I will be over on your site soon. Just going down the list! Susan is a wonderful gal-hope you can meet her some day.

Jann said...

Eileen~always remember dreams do come true and this is an easy one to make happen.If you ever need info, let me know. I will be happy to share, what I know. Thanks for stopping by!

Jann said...

Hi Betty~I found out about this class from David Leibowitz~I know I spelled his name incorrectly. I want to come further south and cook.....are you game? Her books are entertaining~I am trying my best to catch up on your posts.......

Jann said...

t.w.~Thanks for visiting. This was really a fun and low keyed class. Have you been to any exciting classes lately? You know, I went to sign up for that chesse class you took in NYC and they were full. I loved that shop!

Betty C. said...

I assume you know about Kate Hill and her "Camp Cassoulet" classes. Loulou of Chez Loulou just went to one, I think. She invited me to join her but time and work did not allow that. Maybe someday...

Erin said...

I loved the book On Rue Tatin! And how lucky you were to meet and cook with her and Patricia Wells at the same time. What a fun experience. I took a cooking class last time I was in Paris (from Laura of A World in a Pan), and it was such an enjoyable experience. I'd love to watch a demonstration at Le Cordon Bleu sometime, too, just to see what it's like. Thanks for sharing your trip!