Frank, my housemate in San Francisco, introduced me to his friend Karen, who lives in Vermont and leads tours in Paris, and she in turn introduced me to her friend Diane, who lives in Paris and is in cooking school. That's how things usually work here, so much so that I think we are down to two or three degrees of separation. Kevin Bacon's got nothing on me. I met Karen and Diane both last month at Diane's where she cooked us an amazing meal. Diane attends the Ferrandi Ecole de Cuisine here in Paris and we were the happy recipients of her new finely honed skills :)
Shaved Baby Artichokes in a Lemon Vinaigrette with Arugula and a Parmesan Tuile
Diane plating the most beautiful, delicious flan I've ever had!