When I decided to attend Le Cordon Bleu, I never imagined that I would graduate with the Grand Diplôme. I thought I was a pastry gal through and through, but I guess I was wrong about myself. I never pictured myself gutting fish, chopping off poultry heads, and handling hot sauté pans, but I love it. It’s a different kind of thrill and excitement from pastry and I’m glad I overcame my intimidations about cooking and gave it a chance. It would have been the greatest regret of my life if I had left Paris without having taken cuisine.