lemon_meringue_pie_large_4004Lemon tart courtesy of: cookbookcatchall.blogspot.com

As the holidays approach, why not brush up on some new cooking techniques that will wow your guests and provide a little variety to your holiday menus. If you can make it to New York City on December 13 or 14, we have two French-inspired cooking workshops you won’t want to miss.

Our Provence-based friend Rosa Jackson (of Edible Adventures) will be teaming up with popular French chef Paule Caillat (owner of the Promenades Gourmandes cooking school in Paris), to share their regional cuisines with home cooks on this side of the Atlantic. Friends and collaborators, the two will teach participants a variety of recipes from their “home” towns (Nice and Paris) and will feature a powerful trifecta of ingredients: olive oils, truffles and sea salt. The women will infuse traditional recipes with modern flair—truffles will make their way into savory madeleines, olive oil will enrich desserts, and sea salt will add Mediterranean flavor to colorful vegetable dishes.

Workshop #1—Christmas in Provence: Lunch (December 13th, 11:30am-2pm) Cost: $95

Green tapenade with almonds
Pissaladiere (caramelized onion tart)
Monkfish stew with aioli
Tarte au citron
Mousse au chocolat

Workshop #2—Christmas in Paris: Dinner (December 14th, 6:30-9pm) Cost: $125

Savory madeleines with truffles
Free-range poultry stuffed with foie gras and truffles
Winter vegetables with truffles
Chocolate and caramel tart

All skill levels are welcome to join. Classes will take place at The Culinary Loft in Soho. The December 13th class is fully booked, but a few spots remain open in the class on the 14th. To register: go to The Culinary Loft’s workshops page or call 212-431-7425.

Written by Tory Hoen for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.


Tory Hoen

Tory Henwood Hoen has been published by New York Magazine, Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Fortune, and others. She was Creative Director of Brand at M.M.LaFleur, where she founded the brand’s digital magazine, The M Dash. Her debut novel, The Arc, is available in bookshops near you and online.


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