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April 28, 2010


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Daydreamer Desserts

They all sound amazing... perhaps one day I'll make it over!


Gosh, I dream of being able to go to Paris...And all these great classes, now I MUST make it over; one day, one day.

Jen Laceda

Hi Kathy,
Ahhh...me too, me too! April makes me nostalgic about Paris! By the way, do I need to know how to speak French to take some of these cooking classes?

food lover kathy

Jen: That's a great question, thanks for asking! You only need to speak French for classes at Ecole LeNotre and Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse. At Le Cordon Bleu the chef speaks in French and there is a native English speaker who translates. (This is great because you hear terms/words in both languages.) The other classes and tours are conducted in English.

I'm waiting to hear back from Ecoles LeNotre and Alain Ducasse to see if they have any classes in English or with an English translation.


I went to Lenôtre at Christmas:


and Ô Chateau:


Both FAB experiences but yes, you need French for Lenôtre.

Also there is the wonderful ArtHome workshops in the Nomiya instillation at the Palais de Tokyo until the end of June:


(again - French is a requirement)

We also recently took a wonderful class in New Orleans:


and a fabulous market visit and cooking class in Luang Prabang, Laos:


We LOVE taking classes all around the world!!

Healthy Foods Blog

Nice images! Thank making me stunned... again. :D More power to Food Lover's Odyssey!

- Tera

food lover kathy

Mardi: Thank you so much for the great links to your posts, especially the LeNotre and O Chateau.

Tera: Thank you so much for the kind comments!

Kathy Gori

friends of ours are visiting Paris right now and the pictures they are texting back to us of the food are just insane!!!!Those pastries look amazing.


Thanks for the great list. I knew of some, but not of others. Now I want to go back to Paris!

Jozee Pizzurro

Ah, Paris. Looking at the pictures and reading your comments gives me many nostalgic memories. You did a great job in providing the links to the classes.


Every month makes me nostalgic for Paris!

I haven't taken any culinary classes and would probably only consider it if I was on an extended stay (2-3 months) in either Italy or France. As for walks, I would consider something that combines regional food and wine.

Leslie Uhl

Oh, I miss Paris, too!
Great ideas for both my husband AND our little chefs next visit! Thanks!

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