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Gourmet savoir-faire in a suitcase

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Foodie tourists can bring back a Michelin-starred chef's best tricks and recipes.

Though the world's food capital has many cooking classes, there are just a few run by Michelin-starred chefs. In the range of €60-100 per class, and bookable online, all courses offer the same extremely high-quality instruction. After a two-hour crash course comes the cherry on top: a tasting (lasting about one hour) of the dishes you've just prepared.

For Epicurean lovers of cooking, stoves, and kitchenware, do seek out the schools and ateliers offering these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities: Alain Ducasse, Guy Martin, Alain Cirelli, the Ecole Lenotre, L'Ateliers de Sens, and Chef Martial.

Ecole de cuisine Alain Ducasse
64, rue du Ranelagh
75016 Paris

www.ecolecuisine-alainducasse.com

Atelier Guy Martin
35-37, rue de Miromesnil
75008 Paris

www.atelierguymartin.com

Alain Cirelli – Evénements culinaires
24 Rue Condorcet
75009 Paris

www.evenements-culinaires.fr

Ecole Lenôtre
Pavillon Elysées-Lenôtre
10, avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris

www.lenotre.com

L'Atelier des Sens
Three addresses in Paris, in the 3rd (Beaubourg), 9th (Haussmann) and 11th (Bastille) arrondissements

+ 33 (0)1 40 21 08 50

www.atelier-des-sens.com

Chef Martial
80, rue des Tournelles
75003 Paris

+ 33 (0)1 44 54 02 18

www.chefmartial.com

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