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French Country Cooking: Desserts

Join French native Marie Nicoletti for this hands-on workshop featuring Desserts. In former times, desserts were the fifth course of a meal, and they continue to delight us today. Whether they are the creations of Parisian master pastry cooks or regional specialties from the provinces, desserts provide a good example of the diversity of French cuisine. In this class we will create a Parisian favorite, "Moëlleux au Chocolat," as well as another Parisian staple, "Crèmes Brûlées," and finish with a "Tarte tatin" from the Sologne region of Central France.

This will be the second workshop in our Spring/Summer series on French Country Cooking (Soups, Desserts and Picnic Foods). Throughout this series we will explore the classic regional dishes known as “spécialités regionales” (regional specialties). The biggest trend in cuisine at the moment, and a definite synonym for passion, regional specialties have made a comeback in France and are being served in bistros, as well as fine restaurants all over the country. The result of a quest for delicious, authentic, traditional food, these specialties provide a sustainable rural repertoire for health and happiness.

Most importantly, all participants in this workshop will be able to share in the joy of tasting, as our cooking will culminate in a tasting of the desserts we have prepared.

Instructor Marie Nicoletti is the founder of The Language of Food, created in 2000, a culinary and cultural program that teaches children and adults traditional and regional French cooking classes and French language. She holds a BA in “Applied Foreign Languages for International Business” (in English and Italian) and a Fashion School diploma in Pattern making and Clothes construction. She worked for designers like Yohji Yamamoto, Martin Sitbon, Plein Sud, and Nina Ricci, before moving to Boulder in 1990. She also studied cooking from the age of 8 years old, in an after-school program, and since then she has never stopped nourishing this passion. Marie’s goal is to pass down to new generations everything she’s learned since she was little--when arts and crafts, cooking, and music naturally held a big part on the map of education.

This workshop is offered by the Living Arts School, a folk school in Boulder County.

No experience necessary. All materials and supplies provided. For participants ages 14 and older, minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 10. Pre-registration is required. Participants at all LAS workshops are required to sign a liability waiver and an image release as a part of our "Peace and No Worries" policy. Thank you for your understanding.

Cost: $55

Please Note: We thank you for your RSVP on Meetup, however we will not be able to save your spot in this workshop unless you complete your registration by visiting: or calling[masked]-4406. Thank you for your understanding!

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  • Elizabeth

    This workshop is full, thanks everyone!

    May 2, 2014

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