Those who don't learn proper cooking techniques are doomed to a life of licking pages from fancy food magazines. Cause a stir with this Groupon.
$80 for a French Cooking Class for Two ($160 Value)
During this four-hour class, up to 10 students construct three courses that include an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Though the menu for each class is different, past treats have included carrot-flan appetizers, entrees of pork tenderloin with cider, and strawberry-tart desserts. After each course has been carefully crafted, students end the class by gathering around the table to indulge in their creations.
Ma Belle France
Though chef Ghislaine Mahler has lived in New York City, Santa Fe, San Francisco, and Connecticut, she will never lose her French accent. A native Parisian, Chef Mahler moved to the States to share the culture, history, and authentic recipes of France with her students at Ma Belle France. During her classes, she walks students through the steps of crafting delicious menu items such as pork tenderloin with reblochon cheese, plum-and-banana tart, and crepes flambé with caramelized apples. She also uses Ma Belle France as an online resource for Francophiles and those interested in French culture, including helpful books. Chef Mahler also leads foreign culinary excursions to France, which dive into the unique culinary scenes of Paris, Normandy, Dordogne, and other regions.