Gutless gourmet Catherine Miller still inspired by work with Bastille Days

Catherine (Cate) Miller is a woman of many talents. And if you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting her, you’re likely to remember her wit, her spunk and her flashy sense of fashion.

She’s a cooking instructor and dog rescuer. She’s also worked as an aquatic exercise instructor, Associate Director of the National Christmas Tree Association and as PR and marketing director for both Planned Parenthood and the Red Cross.

But the love of her life – or, at least, for the past 22 years – has been organizing the French cooking demonstrations at Bastille Days (see schedule below). And some might be surprised to note that it’s work that has seen her through myriad difficulties, including her battle with stomach cancer and her diagnosis as bipolar, a condition marked by extreme mood swings from high (mania) to low (depression) and vice-versa.

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