Chicken Fricasee

A Matter of Time – A Typical Day Part 1

When I share with friends that I’m taking courses at Le Cordon Bleu, one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is what  a typical day is like.  “Is it like the popular TV culinary shows with food fights for ingredients, smashing of potatoes, tears, faked injuries, competition between students, insults and a whole lot of shouting?”  […]

The “Oui Chef” world!

Today was my first day.  Like all first days, the excitement of new adventures and new situations seemed to fill the air.  Does everyone in Tokyo feel this excitement today or just me?  I haven’t had a first day of class in over 25 years and I had forgotten how many new things happen in just […]

The Journey Begins

Tomorrow begins my first day at Le Cordon Bleu – Tokyo.  You might wonder why I’m taking French cooking lessons in Japan.  Strange? Maybe,  maybe not.  Tokyo is one of those magical cities where the more you discover, the more you see the depth and charm of the place.   Tokyo values diligence, attention to detail, and […]