As a Foodie who wants to enjoy the sweet life of a Parisian, taking a French Macarons class is in order. At Le Foodist, all our classes are hands-on, and our classes include instruction from scratch, using the finest ingredients, all the way to delicious confections. With your professional Chef, you will be learning how to cook one of the most challenging French pastries: from mastering the meringue, to the macaronade (the art of the perfect mix), all the way through making delicious fillings with pastry cream, chocolate ganache of pistachio, those delicacies will have no secret left after you will spend 2 to 3 hours in our kitchen perfecting your cooking techniques. And this Pastry class will be followed by teatime – an opportunity to savour your creations with tea and coffee. Before leaving with a box full of them for later pleasures. Check our upcoming classes and à bientôt!
STEP 1: Each of our pastry or baking classes starts with the careful measurement of all our ingredients. A critical step in achieving the desired results.
STEP 2: It will then be time to prepare the fillings of the macarons – an opportunity for the class to make different flavours and textures that they will share later in the class.
STEP 3: The next key step in making macarons is the art of making the right meringue. How much to beat the egg whites, when to add the sugar, how to judge the readiness of it all, etc.
STEP 4: Mixing almond powder, powder sugar (aka compound sugar), egg whites and colorant will be the first step to prepare the famed cookies.
STEP 5: And it is time for the macaronade. This is a critical step if there ever was one. Getting to what we call a lava consistency is your objective – under the watchful eye of your Chef of course.
STEP 6: The next step will be the piping of the macarons in rows of beautifully coloured dots. To be basked before being paired as yummy sandwiches.
We had an amazing experience with the advanced macarons making class. It was certainly challenging but so much fun. The finished product was so delicious and beautiful that it was totally worth the effort. Florence was an excellent and patient teacher. Would love to take more classes at Le Foodist!
Beclil W, July 2018
I cannot rave enough about the classes at le Foodist. What a gem to have found during a recent trip to Paris with my 22yo daughter and 18yo son. We took the advanced macaron class and it truly was the highlight of our Paris experience. The price was more than reasonable, and in fact a huge bargain given the overall experience! The instruction is marvelous and was engaging for every level of cooking experience, from novice to experienced baker. This is a must do for anyone who wants to have the perfect cooking experience in the perfect food city of Paris!
Brenda A, January 2019
I took the advanced macaron class with Fred. The class was very informative and the macaroons came out great!. I would definitely recommend the class. It was a great way to spend a day in Paris!
pgrady, May 2019
Discovering culture through food is what we want to do when we travel. So we have developed all our experiences with that simple idea in mind: ensure that you learn both about the topic at hand, but also about French culture in the process. So in our food tours, we will talk about the history of various aspects of French food, in our cooking class in Paris about how certain dishes became so important in our culture. During our wine tastings, we will explore the regional differences in French culture. And, a regional residential holiday is an opportunity to deep dive French food culture to its core and foundation: the regional gastronomies, and the concept of terroir. Follow the links to explore further.