Lunch with Anne Willan, founder of L’Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne with Denise Vivaldo of DVG Group. / Déjeuner avec Anne Willan, fondateur de l’Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne avec Denise Vivaldo de DVG Groupe.


Photo: Thanks @VivaldoGroup and team for a gorgeous luncheon with lovely company!

 

Anne Willan has had an extraordinary career in the culinary arts and is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on French cooking. She founded École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris in 1975.

Inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame for her “body of work” in May of 2013, Anne has more than 50 years of experience as a teacher, cookbook author, culinary historian and food columnist. She has written more than 30 books, including the influential La Varenne Pratique and the 17-volume, photo-illustrated Look and Cook series, showcased in her 26-part PBS program.

Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne was founded in Paris in 1975 by British-American food writer and cooking teacher Anne Willan.  It is named in honor of François Pierre de la Varenne, the 17th century Burgundian author of Le Cuisinier françois (1651), one of the founding texts of modern French Cuisine. – See more at: http://lavarenne.com/about-la-varenne/#sthash.PTJ614bF.dpuf
Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne was founded in Paris in 1975 by British-American food writer and cooking teacher Anne Willan.  It is named in honor of François Pierre de la Varenne, the 17th century Burgundian author of Le Cuisinier françois (1651), one of the founding texts of modern French Cuisine. – See more at: http://lavarenne.com/about-la-varenne/#sthash.PTJ614bF.dpuf

For the history of La Varenne:

Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne was founded in Paris in 1975 by British-American food writer and cooking teacher Anne Willan.  It is named in honor of François Pierre de la Varenne, the 17th century Burgundian author of Le Cuisinier françois (1651), one of the founding texts of modern French Cuisine. – See more at: http://lavarenne.com/about-la-varenne/#sthash.PTJ614bF.dpuf

http://lavarenne.com/about-la-varenne/

I am now devouring my signed copy of One Soufflé at a Time: A Memoir of Food and France [Anne Willan, Amy Friedman].

I surprised Anne and Denise with a Tarte Tropézienne!

Anne Willan has had an extraordinary career in the culinary arts and is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on French cooking. She founded École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris in 1975.

Inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame for her “body of work” in May of 2013, Anne has more than 50 years of experience as a teacher, cookbook author, culinary historian and food columnist. She has written more than 30 books, including the influential La Varenne Pratique and the 17-volume, photo-illustrated Look and Cook series, showcased in her 26-part PBS program.

– See more at: http://lavarenne.com/about-anne/#sthash.nf05UlMS.dpuf

Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne was founded in Paris in 1975 by British-American food writer and cooking teacher Anne Willan.  It is named in honor of François Pierre de la Varenne, the 17th century Burgundian author of Le Cuisinier françois (1651), one of the founding texts of modern French Cuisine. – See more at: http://lavarenne.com/about-la-varenne/#sthash.PTJ614bF.dpuf

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