Welcome to the Paris layover of our World Cuisine series, where we are showcasing breakfasts from all over the world. Parisian breakfast is nothing like a big heavy American breakfast, but rather a short stop of light breads, jams, fruits and coffee. Think about all the beautiful sweet treats you see in the windows of some of the best French pastry shops. Just the view will fill most people with taste memories of light airy croissants, decadently sweet desserts and all the other ethereal taste sensations that are never forgotten once experienced. Many of those other-worldly treats seem so delicate and perfect that it feels like they could not have been made by human hands – as if they magically appeared just to transport you to away to a breakfast paradise. Add the perfect coffee, the freshest fruit juices, decadent hot chocolate, and those perfect preserves, and you’re (almost) a real Parisian.
Recipes: Fresh Orange Juice, Champagne, Cappuccino, Fresh Hot Chocolate French Bread, Plain Croissants, Chocolate Croissants, Honeyed Fruit Salad, Butter & Homemade Jams
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: World Cuisine Series, hands-on cooking class
Chef Palak Patel moved to NY from San Francisco where she served as personal chef to the well to do crowd of the Silicon Valley. She competed on the Sears Chef Challenge, one of only 12 chefs selected to compete in a national cooking competition for charity and featured on CBS series about outsourcing your life. As a teenager, she learned everything she could from her mother about traditional Indian cuisine. Palak’s main goal is to integrate fresh produce and flavors of Indian cooking with French techniques. Palak is currently enrolled in the French Culinary Institute, a premier member of United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA), Women Chef Restaurateurs and Slow Food USA. Contact Palak