Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Le Cordon Bleu

My acceptance letter came in the mail today for Le Cordon Bleu's intensive Basic Pâtisserie program. I'll be spending a month in Paris this summer, learning the art of French pastry-making and clumsily making use of my forgotten high school French. There'll be plenty of "research" trips to pâtisseries and lots of picture-taking and (hopefully) blogging.

My biggest concern (other than paying an arm and a leg for a month's stay in Paris in the summer, or jostling with sneaker-wearing tourists for Pierre Hermé's macarons) is that I'll have to work with butter-laden pastry dough in the blustering July heat. I hope they have air-conditioning at Le Cordon Bleu.


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  2. Congratulations! I'm going to have to start stalking your office door for sweets. :)

    The macarons at Pierre Hermé overshadow their croissants - be sure not to miss them, especially the Ispahan croissant! Here's a photo I took of one from our trip in May: http://www.wrightangle.com/food/blog/2009/05/11/the-sweet-life-in-paris/

  3. That croissant looks amazing, I'll have to try it. I also have The Sweet Life in Paris, it's hilarious :)