Many visitors come to Paris to enjoy the fabulous food on offer in the city. From the Michelin starred restaurant to the humble local bistro, French food has something for every taste and wallet too. For some, a fascination with French cuisine is sparked and rather than take home just memories of good food or a culinary souvenir, they desire a more substantial memento of their stay. For gastronomes like these, a cookery class in Paris is a great way to take a little of Paris home with them. Choosing a cookery class in Paris might not seem easy, with so many courses on offer. At Le Foodist, however, we think our approach gives our students a unique experience of cooking in Paris.
We at Le Foodist like to give our students a better understanding of French food and its place in the development of French culture. Our cookery class in Paris begins in the food market, where our students learn to select the best produce available. These freshest of in season ingredients then form the basis of our menu for the day. Back in the kitchen, the cooking begins.
Learning to buy the right ingredients is one cornerstone of good French cooking and another is developing basic cooking skills. Each of our courses teaches some of the same techniques that every French chef must master to achieve professional certification. Our cookery class in Paris also features a teaching technique which is unique to Le Foodist and helps our students learn more quickly and retain the knowledge they gain. Our chef teachers are informal and relaxed and spend the day talking about the various ingredients and dishes and the history that led to their appearance on our plates.
We passionately believe that the best way to understand a nation's culture is to understand the food that it eats and throughout our day we share our thoughts on the history and people that have shaped our cuisine. Our cookery class in Paris then concludes as we enjoy the three course meal that we have prepared, accompanied by matching wines. As we enjoy our food, we continue with discussions around the table on French culture and food. This combination of professional tuition placed in a wider cultural context leaves our students with a deeper understanding of French cuisine and some unforgettable memories.