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The French Ingredient

Just announced (and more to come!)



Alliance Française Pasadena on June 13th from 7pmRegister here


The Park Club Organe County on June 14th from 6pm - Details to come


Chateau Sonoma on June 15th from 2pm to 5pm - Details here 


Wild Sister Book Company Sacramento  on June 17th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Register here

With Les Dames d'Escoffier Sacramento, in conversation with Jennifer Sander


Lady Somm Carmel on June 18th - Register here 


Kansas City Missouri

Rainyday Books and Alliance Française de Kansas City on June 20th from 6:30pm - Register here



P.O.S.H. Chicago on June 23rd from 3:30pm to 5:00pm - No registration required!


A little about the book : For the lover of everything France The French Ingredient is a memoir about building a life in Paris one lesson at a time!

A little spoiler, I didn’t move to Paris for La Cuisine. She wasn’t even a twinkle in my eye when I arrived at the end of 2005. In the book, I talk about my arrival here in France, and the catalysts and the career changes that eventually led to La Cuisine Paris (sometimes the universe drops a little crumb for you to follow). Fourteen years later, I am so thrilled that this little spot is a place where so many of you feel at home in Paris. That makes you family in our eyes.

So, after close to 20 years here in France, there have been some fun (and not-so-fun) lessons along the way. I'll fill you in on the challenges of starting and running a business in France - particularly when you start a business you know nothing about (but then again, if you don't know where you are going, you cannot officially be lost), all most importantly all of the magical things I have learned about French culture, and this lovely city that has adopted me (even if it kicks my butt from time to time).

At the end of each chapter, you’ll find a little 'Astuce' or tip, so you too will know the etiquette for living a life à la Parisian.

You can order from fine retailers such as :


Barnes & Noble

Books A Million


Hudson Booksellers




Central Paris Location

Last Minute Course Places

14 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / Le Croissant & Breakfast Pastries
  • The 'Roi' of the Parisian breakfast table, Le Croissant ! Enjoy three hours of mastering this decadent, flaky, buttery French icon.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

15 Jun 2024

  • Evening Classes / French Hors d'Oeuvres & Drinks!
  • Join us for this quintessential pre-dinner social experience as you create beautiful hors d’oeuvres and other small appetizers!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 15:00 - 18:00
  • Price: €129.00     Availability: 3 places left

17 Jun 2024

  • French Technical Classes / French Bistrot Lunches
  • Le Soufflé

    Au menu:

    a traditional savory Soufflé au Fromage (cheese soufflé)

    plateau of fromage (a selection of fine French cheeses)

    salade with a traditional French vinaigrette

    a delicate and sweet Soufflé au Chocolat (chocolate soufflé)

    After all that hard work (and fun), enjoy lunch with your classmates and a glass of wine while admiring wonderful views across the Seine to Notre Dame.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 10:30 - 13:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 2 places left

18 Jun 2024

  • French Baking Classes / French Baguettes and ‘Boulangerie’ Class
  • Three hours of French Bread heaven in the heart of Paris. Learn the tips and tricks to bring the French 'boulangerie' to 'chez vous'!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 1 place left

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If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call on +33 (0)1 40 51 78 18 or email contact@lacuisineparis.com    Click here for further contact details