It is often said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. At Le Foodist we believe that the best way to get to the heart of a culture is through its food. That is why our "Travel and Chef" cooking lessons in Paris focus on much more than the mechanics of creating excellent cuisine. Certainly you will learn about the classic techniques of French cooking, but we will place that knowledge in a cultural context. Our cooking lessons in Paris also cover planning a menu and choosing ingredients. Therefore your experience begins not in the kitchen but in the market. Here you will learn how to select the best produce and choose the correct ingredients for your menu.
We think it is vital to learn about preparation and your cooking lessons in Paris will cover the planning techniques that let professional kitchens produce their best food. Then on to the cooking and you will learn 5-7 classic French cooking techniques, building to a total of 192. Our teaching style is fun and informal, yet also a real learning experience. Yes, you will learn some theory but we learn best by doing and also from making mistakes. Our cooking lessons in Paris feature an original technique, helping you learn quickly and remember what you have been taught. Our classes cover all the classic French cuisines, from the cooking of the Brittany and Normandy in the north to the Basque and Provencal dishes in the south and not forgetting the specialities of Paris.
Your experience ends with a three course meal with matching wines where we share the fruits of our labours and through story telling learn how the food on our plates tells us so much about French culture, history and people. Le Foodist cooking lessons in Paris also encompass special disciplines. Our "Daring Pairings" sessions will teach you how to match wine with food flavours from cheese to chocolate. For the sweet-toothed, our "Sweet Stories" classes teach how to produce perfect pastries and melting meringues. After those cooking lessons in Paris, our "Once Upon a Table" gourmet dining events offer the chance to enjoy a five course gastronomic menu featuring the best of French cuisine. Are we learning about French culture through its food or French food through its culture? Wewill let youdecide.