Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine

An internship is required for every culinary school student at Johnson & Wales University. I got to complete my internship in the Loire Valley of France, about 2 hours by train, southwest of Paris. It’s as dreamy and French out there as it sounds. Let me paint a picture. Surrounded by sunflower fields, lie two […]

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Glühwein About It

There are a few ways to ensure you stay merry and bright this holiday season but none that make you feel as warm and toasty as some German-style gluhwein. It’s sweet and fruity with many complex warming spices that will help answer those annoying, “What are you doing these days?” questions from those overly concerned […]

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Classic Baked Brie

Nothing screams American comfort food like melted cheese. This is the perfect marriage of sweet and savory and I dare you to try to only have one bite. It won’t happen. Zach and I crushed an entire wheel in one sitting and a bottle of pinot noir. (I highly recommend both because happiness doesn’t have […]

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French Shepherds’ Pie

My dad is responsible for my love of food and cooking. He is self taught and amazing at prioritizing kitchen tasks and cutting corners in order to save time while still creating a flavor-packed dish. Growing up I wouldn’t eat anything but chicken tenders and he used to bribe me with a dollar if I […]

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