Cuisine Karen Cooking School & Travel

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

2016-17 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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Cooking Classes

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

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...

10 Days in the South of France ~ Provence

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

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...

Basque-style rabbit in white wine & tomato sauce with green olives

Rabbit has had a place on the kitchen table in Italy, France, and Spain for more than a...

The village of Kastro ~ ancient capital of Sifnos

The village of Kastro was the capital of the island during ancient times until 1836. It...

Salade Niçoise

Classic Salade Niçoise is a type of potato salad ~ hearty enough to stand alone as a...

Kale Caesar salad with homemade croutons

Caesar Cardini (Italian-born Mexican) is credited with creating this legendary salad....

The Pearl of the Adriactic ~ Dubrovnik

This trip was an adventure for me. I haven’t traveled solo since before I was...

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...