Loves hands-on explorations of new techniques and recipes. 

Mastering the Macaron


Jen Nurse wants to demystify the macaron. She believes that with a few tricks, these extraordinary feather-light French pastries can be mastered by any home cook.

In this course, you will learn to make several flavors of cookies (perhaps vanilla and matcha green tea!) and variations on buttercream and ganache fillings (or, maybe strawberry and pistachio). Even if you don't get the technique on the first go, you will leave with all of the tips you need to practice your way toward success and to confidently create new flavors at your whim.

French Street Food: Falafel


A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer.

When you think of French cuisine falafel might not come to mind; in fact, this crave-worthy street food is a most popular dish among locals and tourists alike! Zoé McLaughlin will teach us to make this impressive dish, along with an array of its traditional -- and highly coveted -- sides and toppings.


An Italian Easter Feast


A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.

Easter is celebrated in Italy with processions, religious festivals, and special dinners. Viola Buitoni takes great delight in the traditional foods of this holiday, and she is here to share her favorites with you.



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