Cafe Makeup is currently spending a little time in Paris. In addition to the many things I love about the city, I wanted to spend time learning about French food. What better way than to learn from the best?
Although I’m not certain that my French would survive an entire course of instruction, I was able to find La Cuisine Paris, a service that offers French cooking classes in English. Today, I took a two-hour hands-on class in making macarons.
I was delighted to find our French-trained baker clear, expert, and fluent in English. She was friendly, very knowledgeable and happy to share her love of technique.
I learned a huge amount about this complicated little cookie. The classes are small–we had eight people which allowed each of us to get hands-on instruction. I was relieved to find that no experience is required.
As a class, we made a few flavor variations, including a delicious chocolate passionfruit and a white chocolate pistachio.
I really loved the experience. It was a nice way to create a lovely memory of the city. Also, I now have all the secrets to make perfect macarons to use when I return.