July 2011 Fearless Cooking Club

Stay tuned in the next week. The July meeting of The Fearless Cooking Club is this Saturday July 2nd. It will be an Italian Affair of cooking and celebration of culture. arrivederci

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A day trip to France

We started our day at the Paris Street Market that is held six months per year in our neighborhood. It is a outdoor market where vendors sell antiques, food, jewelry, fresh vegetables and fruits, flowers, and their treasures. It draws huge crowds of people from all over to celebrate this beautiful time of year in Colorado.  
 
From the Paris Street Market, we traveled to our friend Josette’s home for an authentic French luncheon. Josette was born in Lure, France where her family owned a lace factory.

dentelle

Josette married an American, Herbert. They made their way to Colorado where she became friends with Joy, who is my good friend.

Josette (right) et sa soeur

Josette is an excellent cook and has given cooking lessons to several of us over the years. 

Bienvenue, mon ami!

On the menu today is Endive with cream cheese and smoked salmon,French onion soup, French deviled Eggs with homemade mayonnaise and crab, fresh beets, fresh Romaine lettuce with Josette’s salad dressing AND of course wine!

endives avec fromage à la crème et le saumon

betteraves fraîchesoeufs

 

à la diableoeufs à la diable

 

soupe à l'oignon gratinee

 The French onion soup was fabulous. The Swiss cheese was not stringy, very smooth and it melted in my mouth.  Cheers to you Josette for sharing your home and culinary talents with the Fearless Cook on the Inaugural Club event. We shall all come together again in July for our next cooking club event.
 

À votre santé

 
Maybe we will make it to Lure, France someday. In the meantime we can gaze upon this picture and dream of longer trips to come.

Lure, France

Welcome to mid-life adventures in cooking and eating

On my 50th birthday party we went to the opening of the movie Julie and Julia.  After that landmark event in my life, I vowed that I would start a blog and a cooking club to celebrate cooking, food and friendship. So nearly two years later, here it is: The Fearless Cooking Club.
 
Our goal is to showcase our culinary specialties in our home kitchens. Because we are FEARLESS that means we will occasionally challenge ourselves to make dishes never attempted before. It is always better to do leap into the culinary abyss with friends rather than alone, don’t you think?