A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend time with Patricia Wells at her cooking school in St Germain in Paris. She welcomed me in with a camera and she showed me how to make her ‘magic mushroom soup’, a wonderful recipe from her new book called My Master Recipes that is released at the beginning of March, and is already available on pre-sales here.Patricia is great fun, she is lively and passionate about her work and her food, and I really enjoyed our day together, and the opportunity to experience her cooking class first hand. She first came to Paris as a journalist for the International Herald Tribune, and has lived here full time since 1980, which is about as long as me since that’s the year before I first came to France as a student.
She and her husband Walter bought their property Chanteduc in Provence in 1984, and since then they have shared their time between Paris and the South. She has been running cooking classes for many years and this new book will be her 16th title on the shelves! Sixteen books is not a small achievement!
I thought you’d enjoy seeing some of our cooking in this little video. I was amazed at how easy her Mushroom soup recipe was, and I’ve made it at home since then, always greatly appreciated by all. I love her down to earth way of doing things, which is no doubt what has made her cookbooks and restaurant reviews so successful.If you’d like to know more about her classes in Paris or in the South of France, you can see the details here.
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