My name is Josée and I grew up in a family where food was extremely important - preparing it, shopping for it, endlessly discussing it and of course, and most importantly, eating it. My mother and grandmother were a terrific cooks and I spent a lot of time watching cooking shows with them. The house always smelt good and was a place of warmth, love and comfort for me.
I have always loved to cook and entertain friends and family - trying to recreated that wonderful feeling of home I knew as a kid. When we moved to Paris in 2007, the food thing moved to a whole new level and I took advantage of this wonderful opportunity to follow in Julia Child's footsteps and attend the Cordon Bleu. This was by far the hardest thing I ever did but, I had the time of my life.
I created this blog to share my recipes with my kids and so that we would all have easy access to them no matter where we are. I have had to adapt over the years as food tastes and preferences have evolved in our family: some are vegan, some of vegetarian and some are full blown carnivores. Trying to make this work for everyone can sometimes be a challenge but the goal is to create something that everyone will love and that tastes amazing.
I love to share what I have learnt and now teach and demonstrate how to make many of these recipes. I am most regularly at Williams Sonoma in Brossard. Saturdays are courses for kids and Sundays are for adults. I'm also working on some workshops to be given in the West Island with a good friend in her spectacular kitchen (will let you know as this project develops).
I hope you can use these recipes to create or get inspired to create some of your own wonderful meals.
If you need a little help or would like to plan an individual or small group workshops just click here. I will be happy to discuss your needs and help design a memorable experience for you and your friends. The atmosphere is always relaxed, lots of talking and sharing and of course, great food.
I hope you enjoy!
I participated in a cooking show while in Paris and here is a little clip from it 😀: