When you paint someone's cat in Paris you never know where it will lead...
What good luck to have painted Canadian food blogger, Mardi of Eat-live-travel-write darling cat, Cleo a few years ago...
Mardi spends many summers in France and was teaching cooking classes at La Cuisine Paris this year.
Mardi kindly invited me to attend a recipe testing class making classic French tarte tatin and quiche Lorraine.
Your favorite baking flop
Was happy to be surrounded
By far more experienced bakers.
I volunteered to peel the pommes/apples for the tarte and grate the Gruyere for the quiche.
Enhale the carmelizing apple slices (my handiwork!).
Who knew nutmeg/muscade and cayenne were essential ingredients in a quiche Lorraine?
Mardi successfully turns out the tarte tatin from it's pan - quite an accomplishment.
The aromas are to-die-for.
The following weekend K. at Chateau du Petit Thouars made a perfect quiche Lorraine exactly like Mardi's (which I somehow forgot to shoot. Unforgivable!).
Today L. emailed me a picture of her gorgeous cat, Corky to send to Paris. At least I can paint cats if not bake.