Monday, January 24, 2011

Cooking with Paule Caillat


     I’ve been lucky enough to savor exquisite cuisines from my dining experiences in Paris. However, those experiences pale in comparison to what I could have on one of  Paule Caillat’s( a Parisian cooking extraordinaire)  Promenades Gourmandes. According to the site, Promenades Gourmandes offer experiences where you:
 Enjoy an unforgettable day in the capital of gastronomy as you combine the pleasures of strolling the markets, choosing ingredients, composing a menu, preparing an authentic French meal, and savoring the delicious result with hand-picked wines.Cooking classes and macarons classes are taught in the specially designed kitchen of gourmet Paule Caillat, for a fun and friendly learning atmosphere in a Parisian home.
     Can you imagine such a life changing experience? I don’t feel it is a far fetched notion to harbor in my thoughts; one day, I’ll be side by side with the great Paule. However, until then, I am happy just to be able to feast my eyes on her Amazing kitchen and I mean Amazing!!  I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you, plus, you get to see one of her classes in progress-such a treat!











Paule at work (weighing butter for tart crust)


delicious looking cheese plate


arranging fig slices on the almond filling in the tart


cleaning up after a meal in such a kitchen cannot be labeled a chore..

A wine wall is such a great feature in a kitchen, is it not?; I’m loving the red too.

I hope you all had a splendid and fun weekend. I sure did.  I saw the movie, The King's Speech this weekend and i thoroughly enjoyed it; definitely a must see! So, wouldn't you just love to be in one of Paule’s Caillat’s cooking classes? Especially when they’re held in such a magnificent kitchenSmile. Have a great day my friends and welcome to Monday. XX

39 comments :

  1. Sounds like an amazing experience!

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  2. Just beautiful - love the red walls and red cabinets (and mmm cheese plate and tarts!)

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  3. The kitchen is spectacular...I could do some serious cooking in there. What a treat!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Stacey ma belle!!!

    WOW. That first photo just invites us INTO this magnificent palace of divine gastronomical delights. There is nowhere like Paris or none other than a trained, focused and PASSIONATE FRENCH CHEF to bring the science and art of cooking together as such. THAT SOUFFLÉ and that fig tart???!!! And then the equipment, the rooms, the lighting, the wine, my goodness, this is a treat and thank you for your hospitality dearest!

    Stacey, your comments were outstanding; I never ever even thought that my post was like a theatre presentation! BUT THANK YOU! I was so empty while posting it, but you know, sometimes I can make something out of nothing. I actually grew up having to do that...creating something with very little. I am doing great, but the time factor is what is making me crunch all my duties and passions into my schedule these days. OUR ROOMS ARE ALMOST DONE! But we still have the exposed beams and the chandelier to put in, but that won't be for a while, but we will be able to move into the rooms by hopefully, this next weekend!

    I cannot wait to see your home. You must be SOOOOOOOO EXCITED! Our house is a mess and I cannot wait to organize and clean.

    Dearest, have a wonderful Monday and you are TOPS!!!!

    Bises, Anita

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  5. Its a dream place and I heard a lot about Paule and how amazing she is...Wow that kitchen looks beautiful. I used to take part in macrobiotic cooking classes and its such a lovely thing to do. Have a fantastic Monday morning, sweetie
    Kisses

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  6. Sounds fun and that kitchen is amazing, that stove is over the top! Thanks so much for sharing, now I havee a sudden craving for cheese!

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  7. Truly an amazing kitchen. I love the shelves to hold all of the cookbooks! xo

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  8. That's not a kitchen, it's a food spa. I'm so inspired, now just need to make some money to start building my dream home.

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  9. I love the pops of color! Truly a room to grow, cook, dine and enjoy the flavors of life in!! Oh, and I had to smile and think that a single torchiere lamp never looked so good. I saw that peeking out and don't feel so bad about the hideous husband's bachelor chair that still has a heartbeat in my living room. I did get rid of that lamp :) Have a great day!

    XOXO

    Kel

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  10. There are so many amazing things about this kitchen. When you finally have an opportunity to cook with her, do let us know. We are rooting for you.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  11. ekkk - i would LOVE to have went to see this - place is AMAZING!!!! - i'm going to see Blue Valentine with one of my girls tonight - BUT kinda' thinking movie night IN might be nice since it's FREEEEEEZING out!!!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  12. I do not think it's a far fetched notion at all. I think I will harbor same said notion and join you someday. What fabulousness all the way around. I would be thrilled with just the cheese and the fig tart, drool.
    PS- also saw that movie and LOVED it.

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  13. Yum yum yum- all around gorgeous. I've never seen a stove tacked onto the end of an island like that- and a red one to boot! Very cool- thanks for sharing!

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  14. spectacular kitchen! have a wonderful new week, Stacey!

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  15. **sigh** Such a grand kitchen. I was was thinking what did I like best the the kitchen or the scrumptious looking food.

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  16. What a fabulous idea - and I agree with you and Jeanette - not too far fetched in the least! I see she has the same range I had (and loved) in my last house! That cheese plate and fig tarte look divine - oh dear - better sign off before I get too hungry!!

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  17. Such a long kitchen island!
    Cozy kitchen & very unpretentious!!
    Lovely week to you Stacey~

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  18. What a great post!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it! And the wine wall is such a wonderful idea! Happy Monday and I hope you had a great weekend! xo

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  19. Sign me up for one of her classes!! I'm sure my husband would be thrilled for some new (and much better) tastes!
    Blessings!
    Ann

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  20. Perhaps even someone like me could whip up dishes like that after her classes. I love the that wall of wine bottles

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  21. Now that would be a dream! And I'm suddenly feeling very hungry :) xoxo

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  22. i want to hug the red ovens...the cheese and all the food looks so delish...cooking is such a creative outlet, an act of love. great post!

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  23. Oh, this kitchen is beyond my wildest dreams!! I would give anything for that workspace, and the foods look so yummy!
    Wonderful, wonderful post!!

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  24. What a great experience. I love your kitchen..
    Can I have a taste of it.. hahaha
    lee x

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  25. Wow! And that fig tart!!! Has my mouth watering just thinking about it! xo

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  26. This looks like an amazing experience.

    And...in an effort to get to know you better, I went back through your archives and LOVED the post about Zion's Moose and Zee birthday party. My boys used to love M&Z...well, so did my husband and I. We miss those little guys and their seasonal songs!!

    xo Elizabeth

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  27. Oh my gosh, how beautiful!

    The wine wall is amazing! Makes me want to take a hammer to the wall and make my own. :)

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  28. Wow stunning! I love her kitchen and her dishes look delicious!

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  29. What a kitchen ... I wouldn't stop cooking if I was in it :)

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  30. Hi Stacey!
    Another great post of yours!
    Oh, yes that kitchen is really something!
    It has such a homey feeling to it. This is how I want my kitchen to feel like.
    For me it´s all about the bookshelves, they are gorgeous and bring a lot of statement to the room!
    Also the gorgeous stove at the end of the cooking island, is something I´ve never seen before. Such a great idea to put it right there in the centre of the kitchen!
    I would love to take some classes in this fantastic kitchen, who wouldn´t be inspired to cook just by entering the place!?
    Hugs!

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  31. That is awesome - I LOVE the idea of bookshelves in the kitchen!! I'd cook all day everyday if I had a kitchen like that.

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  32. Wow I just feel like cooking now! That kitchen is like my dream kitchen....so modern and clean yet cozy and warm. Love it. .

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  33. That mus be an experience :(
    I'd love to take a class...

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  34. Oh my!! How completely fabulous!
    I just love it. Her home is to die for!

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  35. what an amazing experience. awesome kitchen and that wine wall is fantastic!

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  36. Stacey! Just look at that amazing cheese plate... And wine wall, I'm all for that. I have been obsessed with the Food Network lately, so I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to actually be inside a kitchen like this!!!

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  37. Ps: I am hosting a beautiful Garnish party supplies GIVEAWAY today :) ...Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
    Hugs and kisses, sweetie

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