Chef Eric Fraudeau opened his first French cooking school in 2007 in Paris with a passion to share his over 20 years of experience with fellow food lovers from around the world. To truly know the French, you need to know their food. Visiting the markets of France is a good way to start.
It was in a small boutique in Paris’s Montmartre district that is all began with 1 chef and 6 students per class. Now we open a second school where the tradition continues: French cooking classes in a fun, convivial setting, French market tours, wonderful French cheese & French wine. We shop together, we cook together, we eat together.
We will start off at the market, selecting the freshest fish & seafood. No need to be afraid of fish. We’ll assist you to create the perfect fish stock, bouillabaisse and other Mediterranean fish recipes in a very hands-on French cooking class experience.
With a good base, you can make a great stock. In this class, you will learn all about the mother sauces. You will make stocks, sauces for meat, fish, & vegetables. From this base of mother sauces, you will be able to make countless variations.
Become more proficient in the kitchen by improving your knife skills. This class will help you become more at ease with your knife. We will be chopping, mincing, dicing, filleting and deboning fish, poultry, & fruits and vegetables. Light lunch is included.
Pâte brisée, pâte sablé, pâte feuillété, pâte sucré, and more. This class will take you through the basics of French pastry dough making. Learn how to consistently make the perfect dough. Savory & sweet doughs, as well as a basic bread dough, are included.
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Not everyone is lucky enough to find good bread easily, but with a bit of patience and perseverance, you could be making great bread at home. To inaugurate our upcoming bread master class, chef Eric talks a bit about the history of bread making and the good, the bad, and the ugly in the breads we eat almost daily.
So it turns out that tourists love snails as much as we do! Who knew. A great discovery for this French chef. So I’m sharing some recipes with you to try at home. Check it out.