Paris has many treasures to delight the visitor. The art collections for example at the Louvre and elsewhere are world class. For fashionisitas, the city hosts some of the best known designers in the world and their boutiques are filled with beautiful clothes. Just walking around the city, you will see the architectural gems of Paris, from the well-planned boulevards to famous monuments like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. The city is also famous for its food and hosts a stunning variety of restaurants, from the humble bistro to the Michelin starred restaurant. A cooking class in Paris is a great way to take some of that culinary treasure home with you.
There are many different cookery courses to choose from and no doubt each has its own approach. Some may simply choose a few classic French dishes and teach their students how to prepare them but a cooking class in Paris with Le Foodist offers a different approach. Our day starts in the market where we share our experience in selecting the best produce available. Knowing how to choose ingredients that are fresh and in season is a core skill for any chef and shapes the menu that we create on the day.
Once back in the kitchen, our teaching features between 5 and 7 of the many basic techniques that every professional chef in France is required to master. This provides students in our cooking class in Paris with a sound basis to further their knowledge of French cooking. Our teaching style is friendly and relaxed but we also use unique techniques which greatly speed our students' learning and help them to retain their new skills once the course is complete.
Already one can see how we take a broad view when it comes to teaching our students. But perhaps the key aspect of our cooking class in Paris which makes us unique is the prominence we give to discussion of French culture during our lessons. Throughout the day we tell stories about ingredients, food and menus and try to place French cooking in a cultural context. This, we think, deepens our understanding of French food. With the hard work over, we sit down together to enjoy the three course meal that we have prepared, with matching wines and continued discussion.