Every Bite Brings You Home – Le Cordon Bleu Cooking Fun!

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I LOVE to cook!! Some of my happiest moments are cooking either for just my little family or for parties.  I’m lucky that I cook, because… well my husband can’t! While I was in LA we attended a special screening of Dreamworks The Hundred Foot Journey which opens in theaters August 8th ( review coming soon) and afterwards were taken to the Le Cordon Bleu for a special cooking lesson and tour of the facility! In case you haven’t heard of The Hundred Foot Journey ( which I can’t imagine how that’s possible) take a look at the trailer below. It is really a fantastic movie!

 

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Thank you Andrew From Benspark.com for this awesome picture!!

Of course The Hundred Foot Journey has a lot to do with food. But it isn’t just the food, it is the way a smell or a taste can bring us back to certain times in our lives either good or bad… Food is memories. I have another special post coming up with what taste brings me home and I think you’ll like it.

While we were there we learned to make a Parisian Mumbai Salad inspired by the film as well as ate some classic french food appetizer style ( which was AMAZING!)

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Just looking at my pictures is making me hungry!! Never having had Indian food I was excited to see all the new spices and watch the demonstration so I didn’t mess anything up too bad! Watching the chefs and the chefs in training work was truly a learning experience! There is so many techniques and seasonings that can be used to take your meal to the next level. It was fantastic to use the spices that I had heard used so often while watching The Hundred Foot Journey, because I truly didn’t know what I was missing.demo

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We were partnered up when it was time to cook and I had a fantastic partner ( Kristin from Free At Last)! We had a great time making our salad.  I may have messed up cutting the mango, but we made it look good and most of all it tasted fantastic!

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Being at Le Cordon Bleu, learning from their chefs, and tasting the food made for an unforgettable day. I felt like a real chef! Now if I could just get the kids to stop thinking I was a short order cook!!

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Make sure to follow along with  The Hundred Foot Journey by “liking” on Facebook and following along on Twitter!!

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