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French Cooking School
A French cooking school is the perfect choice for any budding chef who is intent on making the perfect demi-glace, roux, rémoulade or bouillabaisse.
French cuisine (the word cuisine, by the way, actually means, "kitchen" in French) has attracted cooks from all nations.
Remember Julia Child? She's no longer with us, but like her odd drawling voice, her French cooking was unforgettable. She took her instruction at the French cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu (blue ribbon) in Paris. She then went on to run her own French cooking school out of her house; the L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes (School of the Three Gourmands).
It's too bad Child is no longer arround to teach her craft, but there are plenty of French cooking school options on either side of the Atlantic Ocean. So, if Paris is out of your budget, why not try one of the dozens and dozens of French cooking schools in North America? How about one in New York City?
Many of the Big Apple schools like the French Culinary Institute, hold open houses in the fall; each French cooking school encourages those interested to check out its specialties and curriculum. From sauces to soups, cakes and pastries to breads, to wine appreciation, there is a French cooking school in New York City to suit every palate.
Are you into gambling? Well, even Nevada has its own French cooking school right in Las Vegas; the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, established in 2003. The college teaches a combination program of classic French and modern American cooking techniques.
In Canada, students of the culinary arts will find a French cooking school on either side of the country. On the west coast, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers diploma courses.
A French cooking school may offer programs lasting several semesters or sessions as short as a week. Like the French cooking school in Provence, Italy, students are immersed for 5 days in the ambience of old Italy where they take their instrucion inside an old farmhouse.
In fact, some tour companies feature French cooking school programs within their travel itineraries. Gutsy Women Travel has a package that includes an afternoon of learning French cooking with a chef in the historic part of Quebec City.
But if budget is not an issue when choosing your French cooking school, why not go all out and spend some time in a 17th century manor home? Located just south of Paris in the province of Burgundy, is the Château du Feÿ, home to Anne Willan, book author and chef extraordinaire. Her French cooking school covers everything from shopping fresh produce markets to vineyard tours and wine tasting. And, of course, students are taught to make famous French dishes like chocolate soufflé roulade.