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Saturday 20 Jan 2024   

Celebrating Chandeleur

You can leave it to the country of food to have another fantastic food holiday to enjoy!

Chandeleur, 2nd February

We don't really need an excuse to eat crêpes, but if we did need one this would be it! Every year, France goes crêpe crazy (or at least, crazier than usual) 40 days after Christmas Day - known elsewhere in the world as Candlemas and/or French Pancake Day.

Rolling on from the not-so-doldrum of January (thanks to the Galette des Rois), Chandeleur stands out as a delightful celebration that combines culinary artistry with a touch of superstition.

The most beloved and iconic tradition of Chandeleur is the making and consuming of crêpes, thin pancakes that have become synonymous with French cuisine.

How to celebrate Chandeleur:

Making crêpes on Chandeleur is more than just a culinary exercise; it involves a fun and slightly superstitious ritual. According to popular belief, if you can flip a crêpe with one hand while holding a coin in the other, you will have good luck for the coming year. Very much like Galette des Rois, this tradition has inspires friends and family to gather for a bit of festive fun.

So, whether you're in France or miles away, take a moment on February 2nd to savor the taste of a freshly made crêpe and join in the spirit of Chandeleur.

*don’t forget the ‘Crêpe’ refers to the sweet version! A ‘Galette’ on the other hand is savory and often made with buckwheat flour!

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Last Minute Course Places

27 Feb 2024

  • 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: 2 places left

27 Feb 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: 3 places left

28 Feb 2024

  • French Pastry / The Best of French Pastry
  • The perfect three hour experience for those that love the ‘best of’ classic French Pastries. Enjoy creating the delights you find adorning the windows of your favorite Paris Pastry boutiques.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 4 places left

28 Feb 2024

  • French Macarons / Les Macarons : Technical 3-hour
  • For the serious Macaron lover. Three hours of intensive Macaron time - we will tackle two types of classic macaron shells and four types of classic macaron fillings!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 4 places left

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