So far, we have visited Pôilane, the market, and eaten a fabulous lunch, and oops I forgot to mention the wine tasting at Le Dernièr Goutte, so a fair question to ask might be, “Did you actually cook in your cooking class?”  Well, yes, yes we did.  The delicious recipes celebrated the spring season and were a joy to make.  Each class member was assigned a dish for the day’s meal , one day it could be  the main course and… Read more »

Last spring, I was fortunate enough to attend a week-long cooking class in Paris hosted by Patricia Wells, a cookbook author, food critic, and long-time resident of Paris.  The week was filled with cooking, of course, as well as tours and tastings and the sweetest one by far was a tour of Poilâne bakery in Paris’s 6th arrondissement.  Begun in 1932 by Pierre Poilâne, the bakery slowly gathered a following among the area wine bars  after the war and, well,… Read more »