Cuisine Karen Cooking School & Travel

Cooking Classes ~ In-home Chef ~ Trip Organizer & Hostess

Cooking Class Schedule

Culinary Classes are available every month in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child

Travel with Karen

I never would have guessed when taking French in high school that I would end up marrying a Frenchman and working part-time in France one day. Each summer, I offer small group tours on the “inside” track

Taste & Travel Blog

In my Taste & Travel Blog, I share with you my passion for food & travel, including recipes and food-oriented trips to (mostly) France, the gastronomic capital of the world.  The key to good food starts with good ingredients.  The highest quality, and best-tasting, ingredients are those that are locally grown and produced. An abundant […]

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14 Days in Greece ~ Athens & the Greek Isles

I first came to Greece over 20 years ago.  Then, as now, I find blissful joy in...

9 Days in Paris ~ The City of Lights

Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world.   But it’s not enough for me to just...

Cooking Classes

I’m Karen Gros, a culinary instructor, avid foodie and travel enthusiast.  I teach...

10 Days in the South of France ~ Provence

My tour of Provence takes you through quaint villages and the picturesque countryside of...

Sweet almond pastry crust (naturally gluten-free pâte sucré)

I developed this crust as a gluten-free substitute for pâte sucré in dessert tart...

Sweet potato pecan tart

Do you love pecan pie, but not the gooey corn syrup that makes up the conventional...

Lemon-infused quinoa tabouli with fresh parsley & mint

Quinoa must be thoroughly washed and rubbed to remove the saponins, which would otherwise...

Twice-baked potatoes with parsnip, carrot, cilantro & Gruyère

An interesting twist on twice-baked potatoes ~ coriander and cilantro bring out the...

Gallo-Roman Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine was inhabited during the Bronze Age, and in the 4th-century BC, the...

Seaside town of Cassis

“One who has seen Paris, but not Cassis, has seen nothing!” (“Qui a vu Paris, et...

Athens, Greece

Home to the most important ancient monument in the Western world, Athens is one of the...

Culinary Journey to Greece

It is said that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest in the world.  In the...

Santorini island, Greece

No doubt the most visually stunning and dramatic Greek island, Santorini is at both...

Greek island of Sifnos

Welcome to the quiet island of Sifnos.  A small, hilly island popular with walkers and...