Consider having a culinary experience in Paris with Le Foodist. You start with a market tour and then have a cooking class to prepare your delicious lunch. The instruction, food, and conversation were excellent.
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Le Foodist Tour And Class
I signed up to do the Market Visit and Cooking Class at the Paris cooking school and it lasted from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. With Fred, the owner/host/chef and 8 others, we went to an open-air market in the Latin Quarter (Marche Maubert at Place Maubert) to pick up the ingredients for the lunch we would be making.
We also visited Laurent Dubois Fromager, given the honour of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (French award for one of the best craftsmen in the category of cheese).
Delicious French Lunch
We spent about 3 hours preparing our lunch chopping, whisking, and stirring various dishes with partners or in small groups. We sat down to a truly delicious meal with red and white wine. We ate like the French—-taking our time enjoying the food and company.
I will be getting the exact names of each dish and the recipes so please forgive me if I don’t give the dish the appropriate name.
What was unique about this experience was that it was more than just about how to prepare the meal. Fred regaled us with many stories about food, and the culture history of France and Paris. So, it was very educational too! Once again, I have to say I could have licked the plate, particularly at desert-time. Everything was homemade, including the vanilla ice-cream. Here was the menu:
Salmon tartare on marinated turnips
Mashed potatoes with carrots and turnips with chicken coq au vin
Poached pears with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce
I am very happy I did this experience and highly recommend it to others. Now I need to rest for tomorrow’s 20 km race!
Le Foodist: 59 Rue Cardinal Lemoine
Reviews about Le Foodist: TripAdvisor
Booking Your Class Here: Le Foodist-Paris Cooking Class including 3-Course Lunch, Wine & Optional Market Visit
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Irene S. LevineNovember 23, 2015 at 12:38 pm
Le Foodist sure looks like a mouth-watering experience. Love the idea of going from market to table~
JanNovember 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm
It was. And I like how it was more than just a cooking class. The market was just around the corner.
noelNovember 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm
What a wonderful experience and getting a better look and feel to how the French prepare and enjoy their food, I would love to do this.
JanNovember 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm
Highly recommend that tour or others involving cooking and a market tour.
NathalieNovember 24, 2015 at 1:42 am
A cooking class at Le Foodist sounds like a great way to spend some time.
JanNovember 24, 2015 at 8:47 am
It was nice to do something just a little different.
AnitaNovember 24, 2015 at 2:58 am
Somehow I don’t picture turnips in an elegant French dinner but what do I know?! However, if they’re topped with salmon tartare I’d definitely give the turnips a try! The class at Le Foodist sounds like fun and a terrific way to learn about some of the local dishes as well as the culture and I’d love to check out the market.
JanNovember 24, 2015 at 8:46 am
It’s amazing the things I’ll eat when I am away. Presentation also helps!
AnitaNovember 24, 2015 at 4:24 am
Le Foodist looks to be a great cooking (and eating) experience in Paris. My mouth is watering for every dish, and I’ve just had breakfast!
JanNovember 24, 2015 at 8:47 am
That happens everytime I look at a french pastry!
The GypsyNestersNovember 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm
What a fantastic looking meal! And so fun to be involved all the way from the market to the eating. Especially the eating no doubt.
JanNovember 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm
It was fantastic….and a very long meal (but in a good way). Love how the French take their time eating. They really know how to live (and eat).
Sue ReddelNovember 25, 2015 at 4:31 pm
We would absolutely love Le Foodist cooking class. I’d say yes to all those luscious goodies. Turnips and salmon? Who knew? I’d love to try it. We’ll definitely look into Le Foodist on our next visit to the City of Light. Thanks Jan!
JanNovember 25, 2015 at 7:36 pm
Thought you would considering you are the Foodtravelist!
Cathy SweeneyNovember 28, 2015 at 3:45 pm
I definitely love foodie experiences like this one — so Parisian! I had a cooking class in Paris last December at a chef’s apartment. It was a big highlight. I’ll have to look into Le Foodist next time in Paris. The dishes look delectable.
JanNovember 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm
The food was great. Something about taking one’s time to enjoy food makes it that much more delicious.
FredDecember 15, 2015 at 6:56 pm
just came across your posting after a tweet – thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! And for sharing how the story-telling made it a little more special 🙂
I hope we will get the opportunity to welcome you again.
JanDecember 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm
I really, really enjoyed the experience and you and your wife were very kind. It’s a great experience for all visitors (and locals!).