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The French Ingredient

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.

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Last Minute Course Places

28 Nov 2023

  • French Market Tour and Cooking Class / Marché Maubert
  • Spend the morning like the locals, with a typical Parisian experience. A full immersion in to French culture with a French Market Tour followed by a hands-on French Cooking Class right in the heart of Paris !

  • Meet at 18 Place Maubert in front of the fountain, next to Metro Station Maubert Mutualité     Time: 9:30 - 13:30
  • Price: €189.00     Availability: 4 places left

29 Nov 2023

  • French Macarons / Les Macarons : 2-hours
  • Pistache et Chocolat au Lait !

    In this class you will be learning the secrets to creating the perfect Pistachio and Milk Chocolate flavored filling

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:30 - 16:30
  • Price: €79.00     Availability: 3 places left

30 Nov 2023

  • Evening Classes / Marais Tour and Cooking Class
  • Explore the most dynamic area of Paris, Le Marais and visit some of the finest food stores in Paris. Then, enjoy a hands-on cooking class creating a Traditional 4 course French meal.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 16:00 - 20:00
  • Price: €189.00     Availability: 5+ places left

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