Born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Karen grew up with the aspiration to be a comedian, a musician, or both… She groomed these crafts from a young age by making everyone around her laugh and beginning a lifetime romance with the flute at the age of 9. She went on to study drama at Temple University in Philadelphia and played in a series of bands.
From the age of 30 until she got married, Karen was back and forth between Paris and Philadelphia, working on musical projects and touring (including being the flautist and singer in a Reggae band in Paris). One day her parents came to visit her and Karen, having learned a lot about Paris, was showing them around when her mother exclaimed, “Karen, you would make a great tour guide!”
That was the light bulb moment, and as the French say, voila!
Paris has been Karen’s stomping ground for more than 18 years, and her company is in a unique position to give you the historical background and underground cultural scoops that most walking tours leave out.
OUR PARIS FOOD TOURS
Paris is a mine of Gourmet foods and sweet delights. Join our fun and informative Paris Food Tour with our Food & Wine expert and discover what’s hot on one of Paris’ sweet streets.
This 3-hour tour starts with shopping for delicious treats from the classical to the modern & trendy – from the savory to the sweet. Start with a tour & end with a light lunch “Like a Parisian” back at the school.
FROM OUR PARIS BLOG
How would you like to win a trip to Paris? Well, Claudia entered and won the grand prize to our cook’n in Paris sweepstakes celebrating the over 10 years of our French cooking school’s existence. Come along with her on her virgin trip to Paris.
A culinary legend, chef Paul Bocuse, passed away at the age of 91. His contribution to the city of Lyon and to France and French cuisine will never be forgotten.
We get excited at the start of each year where we here about the many great things to come in Paris. Check out some food (and drink), loving finds to whet your appetite in 2018.