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Feb 3, 2014 12:08 PM

Cooking lessions in Paris

My husband and I will be in Paris for a week and would love to do a private or not cooking class. Have heard about Paris by Mouth and Wendy Lyn at the Paris Kitchen. We are experienced good cooks and take lessons wherever we go. Would love your thoughts.

Ann Morris

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  1. Have you done some searching because I think there have been prior discussions on the subject.

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    1. re: John Talbott

      Thanks. I've seen a bit but will search more.


    2. Are you looking for classes in English or French?

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      1. re: ChefJune

        English. I think we'd like to focus on techniques/sauces and not as much on recipes.. Thanks for your help.

        1. re: annmorris

          The Cordon Bleu school does one and two day group courses on sauces. Certain dates are in English.

      2. Word of mouth. The Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse in Auteuil. I just overheard 4 Canadians (sitting next to me at a restaurant) rave about a half-day lesson there. I got the impression that the lesson/ demo was given in English and the website does confirm that. http://www.ecolecuisine-alainducasse.....

        More random thoughts. A friend of a friend, Paule Caillat, does market tours as well as cooking lessons. Great write-ups in the press and foodie blogs. Pretty fluent in English but more charming in French.

        And still another chance encounter. I inadvertently sat in (I just wanted a quick lunch) at the end of a cooking lesson by Miss Lunch at the Première Pression Provençal (PPP) shop on the rue Antoine Vollon near the place d'Aligre in 12th. Fun and she did try to explain things in English to an American couple. More of a demo than hands-on try for the "students". But cheap, I think.

        BTW, I'm not a home cook (at all) and my help on these things is probably worthless. :)

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        1. re: Parnassien

          This was really fun to read. It seems you really get around. I'll check out all of the sites. Thanks ever so much.