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Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Cooking with Karen, Homepage | 0 comments

Cooking Classes

I’m Karen Gros, a culinary instructor, avid foodie, health advocate and travel enthusiast.  I teach cooking classes in our Provençal-style home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and lead small group tours to various regions in France, Greece and Italy. I get inspired when I travel and bring this inspiration back to the kitchen.  Seeing the abundant produce at our local farmers’ market also feeds my inspiration.  The father of my children is an organic vegetable farmer, and our commitment to locally produced ingredients runs decades deep. A Taste of the Mediterranean in Eureka Springs,...

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9 Days in Paris ~ The City of Lights

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Homepage, Paris, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

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 go there.  The fun part is sharing it.  And sharing it from an insider’s perspective is even better.  Imagine yourself saying “bonjour” to your French neighbors as you come and go each morning from your Paris apartment.  One can certainly travel alone in a place like Paris, where it’s so easy to walk everywhere and public transport abounds at every turn.  But there is only so much you can do on your own. Traveling with me allows you special access to activities that you...

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10 Days in the South of France ~ Provence

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Homepage, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

10 Days in the South of France ~ Provence

My tour of Provence takes you through quaint villages and the picturesque countryside of the region’s interior, as well as the strikingly beautiful coast between Marseille and Cassis.  The region is large and varied, and we allow ourselves the time to explore as much of its charm as possible, while still retaining the serenity aroused by rolling vineyards & the song of cicadas.  With family & friends peppered throughout, Provence has become a home away from home for us. I limit this trip to 8 people, determined by the number of seats available in the non-commercial minivan that I...

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14 Days in Greece ~ Athens & the Greek Isles

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Greece: Athens & the Greek isles, Homepage, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

14 Days in Greece ~ Athens & the Greek Isles

I first came to Greece over 25 years ago.  Then, as now, I find blissful joy in wandering aimlessly, exploring, and taking photos of the white-washed houses, staircases and doorways, flower pots, turquoise domed-churches, and the food of course!  Seeking out authentic food is my most passionate mission of all. The stunning white villages against the striking blue Aegean Sea provide a magnificent backdrop from which to begin a journey of discovery ~ our history,  Greek food, culture and tradition.  We start this journey at the base of the ancient high city, and watch history unfold as we...

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