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 Dates

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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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...

14 Days in the South of France ~ Pastoral & Seaside Provence

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

12 Days in Normandy & Brittany

Full of charm and fascinating history, my trip to Normandy & Brittany is both rustic...

Classic dark chocolate truffles

These truffles are inspired by the dark chocolate truffles served with coffee after lunch...

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles occupy a special place in my memory, as this was the cookie that my mom...

Brown sugar chocolate chip cookies

This cookie recipe, one of the world’s best, was used by Martha Stewart’s...

Pure Vermont Maple Syrup

Did you know it takes approximately 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of syrup?...

How to prepare leeks

Leeks can be considered as all-purpose as onions, though few people use them as such.  I...

Homemade chicken stock

As everyone knows, chicken soup feeds the soul; it also highly nourishes the body, and is...

Guérande sea salt

Fruit of the ocean, sun, and wind, the salt from the Brittany Atlantic coast of Guérande...

Ratatouille Niçoise

Every French cook has their own version of this classic...

Roasted red pepper & tomato bisque

The perfect late-summer, early-fall soup, this “creamy” bisque is...

Stuffed vegetables Provençal

Wondering what to cook this time of year?  Head to your local farmers market and select...