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Living in France: Food & Cooking


About this course

The French lifestyle has always been associated with a sense of style that is unique to their culture. While most of us were not born with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ quality that comes so effortlessly to our Gallic compatriots, we can certainly try to learn some of their secrets. WICE is proud to offer courses that will show you how to master the French art of ‘savoir vivre.’

Cooking classes provide an expert chefs view on typical French cuisine, and how to prepare these wonderful dishes at home. Hands-on baking classes and gastronomic tours are also offered.

Help us keep this department vibrant and exciting by sending us your ideas for subjects and classes you would like to see included. Email us at livinginfrance@wice-paris.org.

Upcoming Events

    • 30 Aug 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Your Private Residence/Remote Online
    • 20
    Register

    Course Description: 

    Join Chef Alisa Morov in this series of online tested French Cooking courses for all levels. You’ll learn authentic, delicious French recipes that can be made wherever you live: get techniques, history of what you're making, and insights about Living in France.

    The courses are filmed and transmitted live from this private Paris kitchen. Whether taking a single course or joining in the month of culinary delights, you will cook in the comfort of your home while sharing the screen exclusively with WICE member classmates and their personal guests.

    Once registered, you will receive the recipe, ingredients, equipment list, and a dedicated Zoom link directly from Alisa to your inbox. Allow yourself time to get prepared! Register now.

    WICE online courses are interactive, and for these Zoom sessions we'll allow email questions in advance, work with cameras on and, when finished, share photos of what we've made together.

    Alisa will facilitate the learning session, cooking live, showing examples, sharing creations, pouring a glass of wine, and entertaining questions and comments. Tasting while sharing online is welcome!

    At the conclusion of each class, participants are encouraged to continue communications with this award winning Paris cooking instructor, caterer, author, guide and foodie. Master an authentic French recipe in 2-3 hours, by joining us Sundays in Aug/Sep! (6:30 PM CET-Paris /12:30 noon EST)

    About the Instructor: Alisa Morov from Sweet Pea Paris is originally from Los Angeles, where she has cooked, baked and made art for many years. Passionate about people, food, cultural differences, architecture, art… For over 20 years Alisa has been in France: cooked in restaurants, written three cookbooks, launched a private chef-catering business, Sweet Pea Paris, that has expanded to include sharing her passions about French culture and great food, into food tours and teaching cooking & culture, via classes, in person and now via Zoom. What happens when we share food is magic.
     


    This class will be held via Zoom. The instructor will email the link and details for preparation in advance. The shopping list for cooking ingredients will be emailed ahead of time for individual purchase. 


    • 15 Sep 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chef’s private residence, 26 rue Vergniaud, Paris 75013 (nearest metro Corvisart, Glaciere or Place d'Italie)
    • 6
    Register

    Join French-trained Pastry Chef Lisa Allen in an inspired half-day of tart-making fun! She will guide your group through a fully immersive, hands-on experience creating your own French tarts. Each workshop will focus on something unique from the classic French repertoire.

    Bake it all from scratch in Lisa’s quaint Parisian apartment. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate will be available to get your hands going, as well as some light savory snacks. Taste your creations ‘sur place’ and/or receive a box to take your personal-sized tarts home. Each participant also receives a detailed recipe and technique sheet, so that you can recreate the magic chez vous!

    Tarte à la figue: Learn to make this French classic from fresh ingredients, including a hand-made crust, a luxurious almond frangipane cream, and plenty of ‘insider secrets’ for making the tastiest, beautiful tart with fresh fruit. Note: This recipe contains nuts and dairy.

    About the Instructor: Chef Lisa Arielle Allen is an American pâtissière, with an extremely sweet set of teeth! Throughout her life, she has enjoyed making surrounding lives sweeter with homemade treats. After a long, successful career as an International Arts Educator, Lisa is now fully trained in French Pastry by the esteemed Ferrandi école de gastronomie, with additional training in Michelin-starred kitchens, the Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Belloquet among others. Here in Paris she has been running Tarts & Truffles Culinary Consulting since 2017, and managing the DIY Atelier du Chocolat at Edwart Chocolatier since 2018. She is excited to share her love, passion and knowledge for French pastry and chocolate with you!

    Photo Credit: Lisa Allen / Tarts & Truffles

    • 09 Oct 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Chef’s private residence, 26 rue Vergniaud, Paris 75013 (nearest metro Corvisart, Glaciere or Place d'Italie)
    • 6
    Register

    Join French-trained Pastry Chef Lisa Allen in an inspired half-day of tart-making fun! She will guide your group through a fully immersive, hands-on experience creating your own French tarts. Each workshop will focus on something unique from the classic French repertoire.

    Bake it all from scratch in Lisa’s quaint Parisian apartment. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate will be available to get your hands going, as well as some light savory snacks. Taste your creations ‘sur place’ and/or receive a box to take your personal-sized tarts home. Each participant also receives a detailed recipe and technique sheet, so that you can recreate the magic chez vous!

    Classic Apple Tart: What better way to celebrate fall and prepare for your multicultural Thanksgiving than by learning to make the beautiful French style baked apple tart!? Learn how to make your own dough from scratch, choose and prepare your apples for a personalized taste in both flavor and presentation. Note: This recipe contains dairy (butter) but no nuts or eggs.

    About the Instructor: Chef Lisa Arielle Allen is an American pâtissière, with an extremely sweet set of teeth! Throughout her life, she has enjoyed making surrounding lives sweeter with homemade treats. After a long, successful career as an International Arts Educator, Lisa is now fully trained in French Pastry by the esteemed Ferrandi école de gastronomie, with additional training in Michelin-starred kitchens, the Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Belloquet among others. Here in Paris she has been running Tarts & Truffles Culinary Consulting since 2017, and managing the DIY Atelier du Chocolat at Edwart Chocolatier since 2018. She is excited to share her love, passion and knowledge for French pastry and chocolate with you!

    Photo Credit: Lisa Allen / Tarts & Truffles

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    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Chef’s private residence, 26 rue Vergniaud, Paris 75013 (nearest metro Corvisart, Glaciere or Place d'Italie)
    • 6
    Register

    Join French-trained Pastry Chef Lisa Allen in an inspired half-day of tart-making fun! She will guide your group through a fully immersive, hands-on experience creating your own French tarts. Each workshop will focus on something unique from the classic French repertoire.

    Bake it all from scratch in Lisa’s quaint Parisian apartment. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate will be available to get your hands going, as well as some light savory snacks. Taste your creations ‘sur place’ and/or receive a box to take your personal-sized tarts home. Each participant also receives a detailed recipe and technique sheet, so that you can recreate the magic chez vous!

    Chocolate Caramel Tart: Have you always wondered how to get that smooth, silky texture in a chocolate ganache, or how to make a gooey caramel filling? As the weather turns chilly, warm yourself up learning how to make this decadent chocolate and caramel tart fully from scratch. Note: This recipe contains dairy and eggs, nuts may be optional.

    About the Instructor: Chef Lisa Arielle Allen is an American pâtissière, with an extremely sweet set of teeth! Throughout her life, she has enjoyed making surrounding lives sweeter with homemade treats. After a long, successful career as an International Arts Educator, Lisa is now fully trained in French Pastry by the esteemed Ferrandi école de gastronomie, with additional training in Michelin-starred kitchens, the Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Belloquet among others. Here in Paris she has been running Tarts & Truffles Culinary Consulting since 2017, and managing the DIY Atelier du Chocolat at Edwart Chocolatier since 2018. She is excited to share her love, passion and knowledge for French pastry and chocolate with you!

    Photo Credit: Lisa Allen / Tarts & Truffles

    • 04 Dec 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Chef’s private residence, 26 rue Vergniaud, Paris 75013 (nearest metro Corvisart, Glaciere or Place d'Italie)
    • 6
    Register

    Join French-trained Pastry Chef Lisa Allen in an inspired half-day of tart-making fun! She will guide your group through a fully immersive, hands-on experience creating your own French tarts. Each workshop will focus on something unique from the classic French repertoire.


    Bake it all from scratch in Lisa’s quaint Parisian apartment. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate will be available to get your hands going, as well as some light savory snacks. Taste your creations ‘sur place’ and/or receive a box to take your personal-sized tarts home. Each participant also receives a detailed recipe and technique sheet, so that you can recreate the magic chez vous!

    The Classic Bûche de Noël: December is the month for chocolate, and no French holiday fête table is complete without the classic ‘bûche de Noël,’ or Yule-tide log cake! Create a delicate chocolate sponge with rich fillings, and learn to roll and decorate it into your very own festive cake. Note: This recipe contains dairy.

    About the Instructor: Chef Lisa Arielle Allen is an American pâtissière, with an extremely sweet set of teeth! Throughout her life, she has enjoyed making surrounding lives sweeter with homemade treats. After a long, successful career as an International Arts Educator, Lisa is now fully trained in French Pastry by the esteemed Ferrandi école de gastronomie, with additional training in Michelin-starred kitchens, the Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Belloquet among others. Here in Paris she has been running Tarts & Truffles Culinary Consulting since 2017, and managing the DIY Atelier du Chocolat at Edwart Chocolatier since 2018. She is excited to share her love, passion and knowledge for French pastry and chocolate with you!

    Photo Credit: Lisa Allen / Tarts & Truffles

    • 16 Dec 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Edwart Chocolatier, 244 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris (nearest metro: Concorde or Tuilleries, Madeleine a 5-10 minute walk)
    • 8
    Register

    In these sessions, participants will dive into the world of chocolate and build a personalized chocolate tree from scratch, using fine single origin chocolate and freshly roasted nuts. Work alone or with a partner to create your very own tree! Each tree goes home in a beautiful transparent box with ribbon, to enjoy at home or offer as a gift. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to get your hands dirty! This is a truly Do It Yourself experience.  Suitable for participants 12 years and older working alone, or children from 8 years old working with an adult.

    About the Instructor: Chef Lisa Arielle Allen is an American pâtissière, with an extremely sweet set of teeth! Throughout her life, she has enjoyed making surrounding lives sweeter with homemade treats. After a long, successful career as an International Arts Educator, Lisa is now fully trained in French Pastry by the esteemed Ferrandi école de gastronomie, with additional training in Michelin-starred kitchens, the Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Belloquet among others. Here in Paris she has been running Tarts & Truffles Culinary Consulting since 2017, and managing the DIY Atelier du Chocolat at Edwart Chocolatier since 2018. She is excited to share her love, passion and knowledge for French pastry and chocolate with you!

    Photo Credit: Edwart Chocolatier

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Past events

10 Jul 2020 LY101 French Cooking - Online Classes: Alisa Morov Chez Vous (4 part series - à la carte or bundled)
18 Mar 2020 LM181 Chocolate Master Class: Atelier 'Golden Egg'
28 Feb 2020 LF281 Lemon Meringue Tart / Tarte Citron
13 Feb 2020 LF131 Valentine Chocolates: Atelier Alchemie
12 Feb 2020 LF121 Blanquette de Veau & Foret Noire Triffle
22 Jan 2020 LJ221 Bistro Navarin d'Agneau & Carmelized Apple Crumb Cake
11 Dec 2019 LD111 Holiday Apéro - New Savory & Sweet Party Food
20 Nov 2019 LN201 Thanksgiving in Paris!
08 Nov 2019 LN081 French Tart Baking Class - Apple Tarts
23 Oct 2019 LO231 Cod Fillets with Spicy Chorizo & Tapendade, Peach Tart
29 May 2019 LY291 Thai Grilled Tuna & Chocolate Roulade Cake with Berries
16 May 2019 LY161 Wine & Cheese Tasting
10 Apr 2019 LA101 Indoor Moroccan Grilled Lamb, Apple Sorbet & Apple Beignets
13 Mar 2019 LM131 Hearty Hungarian Stew & Famous Gateau St-Honoré
20 Feb 2019 LF201 Gorgeous Poached Fish & Cafe Caramel Mousse
23 Jan 2019 LJ231 Merci, Monsieur Parmentier! In Praise of Potatoes
05 Dec 2018 LD051 Around the World Christmas Dinner (Cancelled)
14 Nov 2018 LN141 Pumpkin Tagine and Red Wine Walnut Chocolate Cake
17 Oct 2018 LO171 Filet Mignon de Porc aux Abricots et Pruneaux and Gateau aux Poires
11 Apr 2018 LA111 Paupiettes of Filet of Sole à la Normande & Babas au Rhum
14 Mar 2018 LM142 Fricassee de Poulet en Feuilletage & Chocolate Mousse Cake
14 Feb 2018 LF141 French Store-Bought Doughs - How to Quickly Make Savory & Sweet Treats
24 Jan 2018 LJ241 French Classic Coq au Vin & Galette des Rois
13 Dec 2017 LD132 Scallops in Sabayon Sauce, Game Ragout & Wild Mushrooms, Chocolate Macaron Pine Cone
15 Nov 2017 LN152 Stuffed Duck Legs, Potato/Turnip Galettes, Maxim's Famous Pears
18 Oct 2017 LO181 Thai Curry Fish with Exotic Fruit Salad, Coeur à la Crême Dessert
04 Oct 2017 LO044 Market Tour & Tasting: Marché de Grenelle
03 Oct 2017 LO034 Culinary Nutrition Vinegar Workshop for Better Flavors, Textures and Health
15 Apr 2015 AA151 Le Camion Qui Fume: A Hamburger Food Truck
18 Dec 2013 ! ONE SPACE OPEN ! LD181 French Christmas Cookies
04 Dec 2013 LD041 Discover French Cheeses ~ A Fromagerie Visit & Tasting
20 Nov 2013 LN202 ONE SPACE LEFT - AFTERNOON SESSION Poulet à la Moutarde, Céleri-Rave, Petits Soufflés au Chocolat
20 Nov 2013 LN201 ONE SPACE OPEN - MORNING SESSION: Poulet à la Moutarde, Céleri-Rave, Petits Soufflés au Chocolat
16 Oct 2013 LO161 Market Walk rue Mouffetard
28 Jun 2013 PWU282 Literary Parisian Gourmet Dinner - Summer Writing Course
16 May 2013 EY161 - Bar à Vin by the Drip, Sip or Gulp
15 May 2013 LY151 Provencal Stuffed Zucchini & Wine Poached Pears
25 Apr 2013 EA251 - Hot Pot, Can't Stop... Part II
17 Apr 2013 LA172 Market Walk - African Marché Dejean
10 Apr 2013 LA101 Vegetable Terrine, Savory Cake & Fruit Compote
27 Mar 2013 EM271 - Best Contemporary French Bistro in Paris
27 Feb 2013 EF271 - Best Italian Resto in Paris
13 Feb 2013 LF131 North African Tajine & Sweet Desserts (FULL)
06 Feb 2013 EF061 - Hot Pot, Can't Stop
30 Jan 2013 LJ301 Potée Auvergnate & Gâteau moelleux aux Bananes et aux Epices (FULL)
12 Dec 2012 LD121 Duck Breast and Confit de Canard
14 Nov 2012 LN141 Seasonal First Course Dishes & Gâteau Moelleux à l'Orange
17 Oct 2012 LO171 Roasted Normandy Chicken & Oeufs à la Neige
12 Oct 2012 LO101 Market Walk rue Montorgueil
30 May 2012 LY302 Market Walk rue du Faubourg St Denis
23 May 2012 LY231 Spring Vegetables & Tuiles des Dames
04 Apr 2012 LA041 Terrine Campagnarde & Charlotte aux Fraises
14 Mar 2012 LM141 French Sausages & Lentils, Tarte au Citron
08 Feb 2012 LF081 Guinea Fowl Provençal & Cake a l'orange
07 Dec 2011 LD071 Holiday Dishes
16 Nov 2011 LN161 Classic Veal Stew & Far Breton dessert
19 Oct 2011 LO191 Chicken a la Normande & Apple Tart
25 May 2011 LY251 A Market Walk of the Les Halles Area
18 May 2011 LY181 Spring Leg of Lamb & Strawberry Tiramisu
27 Apr 2011 LA271 Terrines for Summer Entertaining
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