A friend from Brisbane – Mary Anne in the middle picture below was taking a cooking class with Paule, here at the stove. Paule invited me to join them at lunch. I got there before it ended so was able to take these photos.
For those who have not read my posts for the last two years I always return to my friend’s cooking school in Paris. The business name is Promenades Gourmandes and Paule specialises in taking people shopping and then returning to her apartment’s beautiful kitchen to prepare a meal from the ingredients bought earlier.
A view of the kitchen. At the other end of the bench is a handsome free-standing French Lacanche cast iron stove.
Fruit in waiting to fill the tart.
The pastry before it goes into the oven.
A tarte of two colour plums, note the fine pastry that just melts in your mouth, it is Paule’s special family recipe. If you plan a trip to Paris you really should get in touch with her and organise a class.
I do like the creamy white china ware, it is quite fine and has a handmade look to it.
A class with Paule will be a wonderful insight into a Parisian’s lifestyle, you will learn much and enjoy her company.