Cooking With Love–Living Social French Cooking Class

IMG_2256Last night, the Queen Mum and I used the  Living Social Modern French Cuisine Cooking Class with Chef Bernard Henry vouchers I purchased for QM for Mother’s Day.

WHAT A BLAST!! And now I am seriously considering putting together a dinner party. Chef Henry was entertaining while imparting cooking tips over each course paired with a glass of wine. What a wonderful way to learn some new recipes and cooking skills.


Two new rules or key takeaways that I got out of the class:

  1. You can always add – you can NEVER take away. Cooking is an art. Following a recipe is part just being able to read AND taste. If it calls for 1 Tablespoon of Salt…start with half and…
  2. TASTE, TASTE, TASTE. – you can always add.

Since the microphone and the monitors were malfunctioning last night…and the class was small (under 20), Chef Henry would have us gather around the main island/station, demonstrate a skill or how to get a part of the dish together and then send us back to our station to get to work. He would then come around and taste everyone’s dish and make a suggestion or give us the thumbs up. It was like a friendly Top Chef.

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The Menu


Zucchini-Basil Soup

Lamb Skewers With Green Olive & Mint Sauce

Sautéed Cod with Asparagus Sauce and Fennel

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding




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The FireMarshall is VERY excited that I have a new recipe for Bread Pudding – his absolute favorite desert.


Cooking with Love…and the Joy of Cooking.


Do you have a passion for cooking?