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28 March 2013

7 March 2013

"We found a fantastic way to learn a lot more about cooking in a short time"
Carl, 22 February 2013

25 January 2013

11 January 2013

"This is a wonderful peek into french life as well as a terrific meal"
Julie, 9 January 2013
"It was a very informal day, lots of fun and I appreciated how our children were welcomed and made to feel part of the group"
Tracy, 9 January 2013

4 January 2013

20 December 2012

"I highly recommend taking the time to spend your day this way!"
Anita, 2 November 2012

24 October 2012

19 October 2012

10 October 2012

5 October 2012

3 October 2012

28 September 2012

" We had such great fun! Thanks again for a great experience"
Susan, 26 September 2012

"It was a great time Marie! Thank you so much"
Sheila, 21 September 2012

"We greatly enjoyed today, it has been the most fun we had in Paris so far"
Brian, 19 September 2012

"your market and cooking class was definitely a highlight. We have wonderful memories and good recipes as well"
Donna, 14 September 2012

24 July 2012

18 July 2012

11 July 2012

6 July 2012

" Thank you Marie. We thoroughly enjoyed the class
and the company. We will definitely recommend you to others travelers."
Greg, 29 June 2012

28 June 2012

27 June 2012

26 June, 2012

21 June 2012

 " I had an absolutely wonderful time at your house and thought you did an amazing job!"
Stephanie, 20 June 2012
 " Thank you Marie, we really enjoyed it"
Sophia, 20 June 2012
 " I had a wonderful day with you Marie. Thank you so much! Merci!
Kim, 20 June 2012

" Thank you very much. It was lovely"
Janna, 15 June 2012
" Merci beaucoup Marie, we loved the class, the photos and are so happy to have the recipes!"
Susan, 15 June 2012

" Thanks again for a great afternoon and a fab lunch – clearly the best meal I had in Paris!"
Vicki, 13 June 2012

" Thank you for an amazing time at the cooking school. It was a pleasure to join you and I cannot wait to return home to try my cooking skills"
Anthea, 6 June 2012

1 June 2012

25 May 2012

24 May 2012

23 May 2012

 " Really enjoyed your class and meeting you"
Donna, 18 May 2012

" Many thanks for the great cooking class. We enjoyed it a lot."
Raphaela, 16 May 2012

" Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing experience! We definitely hope to take another class when we eventually visit Paris again! Merci!"
Christina, 15 May 2012
 "Thanks for all the extra tips that the recipes don't include. I added them into my copy! It was a lovely and inspiring experience."
Louis, 15 May 2012

 " Cooking with Marie was a great way to start my recent trip to Paris. I love to cook, so this seemed like the perfect activity for me .She had a menu in mind, but adjusted it to acommodate our food preferences."
Virginia, 11 May 2012

10 May 2012

"Thanks for the class… We had fun and learned lots!  Thank you again for inviting us into your home for such a pleasant experience. Warm regards"
Judy and Marlene, 4 May 2012
"Thank you so much. I had a great time!
Megan, 4 May 2012

2 May 2012

"Thanks for the lovely time. Paula and I really enjoyed the class"
" French cuisine, culture and making a meal with new friends, it was an experience that I had to share"
Richard, 27 April 2012

 " We wanted to thank you for such a wonderful afternoon of cooking and eating. We all agreed it was one of our favorites days in France.
This was a unique and relaxing experience - Highly recommended"
Beth, 26 April 2012

"One of the best things I've done in Paris"
Diane, 25 April 2012
 "Marie thank you so much. I have been telling everyone about how great experience your class was. I will return to take another class"
Suzanne, 25 April 2012

24 April 2012

"Thanks Marie, we really loved it. We will make this a regular visit and look forward to impressing our friends!"
Catalina, 23 April 2012
"You really feel like a visitor in her home rather than a ticket number or a customer. Totally recommended!"
Camilo, 23 April 2012

14 April 2012

"Great teacher and wonderful environment. Loved the market"
Barbara, 13 April 2012

"Your class was the highlight of our trip"
Anne, 12 April 2012

Paul, 6 April 2012

6 April 2012

"Pastry Atelier", 5 April 2012

" Dear Mary, Merci beaucoup. We had a wonderful time and the meal was excellent!"
Mary, 4 April 2012

3 April 2012

" We have really appreciated the class. My girls are saying a big "Thank you". We will certainly come back."
Vladimir, 30 March 2012

" We had a wonderful time and some lovely taste and memories to take home with us."
Anton, 29 March 2012
" Luckily the experience was wonderful for all of us. Do this especially if you want to break up the busyness of museums and attractions. Memorable for sure"
Marjan, 29 March 2012

" The kids were thrilled to be allowed to try and flip the crepes – the best part of our Paris vacation"
Nancy, 29 March 2012

" Thank you so much for the class, we all thoroughly enjoyed it!"
Emily, 28 March 2012

27 March 2012

"Very relaxed – Join up – This is something to remember."
Tom, 23 March 2012

22 March 2012

21 March 2012

20 March 2012

14 March 2012

" You must absolutely make this part of your trip to Paris. Absolutely LOVED her and the class."
Dawn, 13 March 2012

"A completely lovely day for my daughter and myself. Thank you so much for your excellent care with us."
Mary, 7 March 2012

6 March 2012

29 February 2012

"What a great experience! Try something different – you will not be disappointed".
Lori & Don, 17 February 2012
KIM, "Marie provides the perfect mix of demonstration and hands on experience. I cannot wait to recreate the delicious meal we had with Marie!"
17 February 2012

"I will have to tell you that this experience was awesome! When I go back to Paris I will certainly look to Marie again!"
Norma, 15 February 2012

Paul and Kathleen, 2 February 2012

January 30 / Pastry Atelier

20 January 2012

"Pastry" atelier.
19 January 2012

11 January 2012

"A lovely day of learning.
We chose her because of her small class size limit and her reasonable price.
Everything on the menu is something we will be able to make again!
We'd go again in a second!"
Katie, 6 January 2012

"We have attended different cooking classes in different countries and this is definitely at the top of our list.
I will leave some of the surprises for you to see for yourselves.
If you are in Paris, you MUST sign up for this class."
Jillian, 9 December 2011

2 December 2011

"It was a lovely way to spend a day in Paris and fulfilled all my expectations.
Thank you Marie and yes I would do it again!"
30 November 2011

"We absolutely loved our class with Marie.
We have been home only 24 hours from our trip to Paris and have already made one of the dishes.
This is one of the real gifts of A World in a Pan, dishes you will actually be able to make at home.
Highly recommended!"
Janice, 25 November 2011

"Our family loved our two-hour french pastry lesson.
The kids enjoyed the "hands on" aspect of the class.
Best of all, it's an event you share with just your family, away from the throngs of other tourists"
Harriot, 24 November 2011

"They gave us a wonderful insight to parisian living whilst we ate the most delicious french food that we had prepared ourselves"
Merci beaucoup "
Marina, 23 November 2011

"We had a magnificent experience. We felt very comfortable. The cheese tour was equally amazing!"
"We took the cooking class and cheese tour with Marie and had a magnificent experience. I would recommend this class to anyone who goes to Paris"
Melissa and Peter, 16 november 2011.

"We had a memorable experience! You made our trip  so much more personal than just being tourists"
"We absolutely loved this experience! We had a private family class and it was absolutely worth it and memorable. Highly recommended for families with teens…"
Dale, 10 november 2011.

21 october 2011.

19 october 2011.

"The class was made easy and fun. A truly authentic experience which should not be missed"
11 october 2011.

5 october 2011.

21 september 2011.

"I made this trip to celebrate my birthday and treating myself to a Parisian cooking class was the icing on the cake for me. This class did not disappoint; it was one of the highlights of my trip and I will absolutely do it again next time I am in Paris". Colleen, 14 september 2011.

"This isn't a Masterchef lesson, but more about home cooking in Paris, using what everyday Parisians have at their doorstep.
I think on our holiday we enjoyed this level of class, as we were just more interested in the atmosphere rather than a clinical chef's class.
Thank you Marie!". Karen, 7 september 2011.

"Good luck with the future of your business and I will surely recommend it to all my friends when they visit Paris.
It was the highlight of our 3 days". Jeanne, 2 september 2011

"We really enjoyed our private class with you! The recipes were tasty and quick and memorable". Lauren, 24 june 2011.

Thank you again, Laura! Lottie and I had a wonderful time last week, definitely the highlight of our trip to Paris. We'll be recommending your class to any of our friends going to France and also attempt to cook your delicious recipes again! Merci beaucoup,
Elliot and Lottie, June 2011

I would like to thank you for the great class and the good time we had. The pics are very nice memories of the day. Petra, Hambourg, April 2011.
Thanks for a great class. Joann, Chicago. April 2011.
Thank you so much for a wonderful cooking class. I enjoyed what I learned -- and what I ate -- and the company. JS, USA. April 2011.

Many thanks for the recipes and the photos. And once again, many thanks for a wonderful day & experience. We have been telling everybody about it. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you are well.
Sam and Dom, UK. March 2011.

I had such a wonderful afternoon at your class. Hope to see you next time. A Bientot, Rita C, February, 2011

Thank you for class today. I really enjoyed your method of teaching. French cooking is not as scary as I thought. You make it look so simple and it was delicious. Misty, February, 2011

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening and the recipes. Best wishes, Jenny, January, 2011

Just wanted to thank you for a lovely lesson and so interesting! Michele and I learnt a lot and intend to practice your recipes at home. Lovely to meet you and will be telling others about your class! Thanks again for everything - will send you some pictures when I get back to Sydney. Cheers, Diane, Nov, 2010

Thank you so much for the beautiful day. Pat and I truly enjoyed everything from food to everyone's company. Thank you again and if we ever come to Paris again we will definitely do another class. Sabrina S., Nov, 2010

Thanks for sending the photos. My parents really enjoyed seeing them. The class was really great! Elizabeth T. Tampa, Nov, 2010

Thanks for the recipes and the pictures.  I did really enjoy our experience!!! Diane Ch, October, 2010

These are pictures I took of our Delightful experience with you in your Paris home and at the market.  Yes, this was one of the highlights of my trip. 
Thanks so much. Diane. October, 2010

I definitely had a fantastic time taking your cooking classes!
Kitti, October, 2010

I very much enjoyed the cooking class on Friday. Carol, September, 2010

Again, your session truly made our Paris trip a wonderful experience. We will not forget the tips and fun we had with the cooking. You gave references to outside sources for continued growth. It was a unique experience to have an American explain and contrast the French culture. Thank you for being there to do so. I hope you will continue.April, Sept 2010

Thanks so much!  We had such a lovely day and so enjoyed your class.  Good food, good company. Mari, June 2010

I think it makes such a difference to one's holiday to have a culinary interlude like this. I have copied le pain perdu from your blog, it sounds yummy.
Rose, Angers Escapade, May 2010

Hi Laura!  Thank you for a wonderful lunch at your home!  It truly was a highlight of my trip!  Looking forward to the recipes and pictures!
Bev, October, 2010

I was a lucky one who participated to DOUCEUR ANGEVINE. Anthony's home was marvelous, and Laura, as usual, made gorgeous cooking. We learned a lot about angevine recipes and we had a fabulous time visiting chocolate atelier and Terra Botannica. Don't miss September session.
Christianne, Angers Escapade, May 2010

What a great time we had!  It was wonderful and very relaxing.  We both really enjoyed the food, the dinners, and the outings.  Thanks to our market adventure, we have everything we need to make the galipettes.
Paul and Dee, Angers Escapade, May 2010

We loved the location of the course: the “gite” is fabulous and the area of Fontevraud and Saumur is just wonderful. Thanks for our wonderful time in The Loire. Warren and Sue, Australia, April 2010

Thank you Laura for a wonderful experience.  it was definitely the highlight of our trip.Ron, we loved meeting you and Jennifer. Thank you again for such a memorable day. All the best, Tisha, March, 2010

You class was the highlight of our trip! Jennifer and Ron, San Diego,
March 2010

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and highlight for both my niece and myself.  You are a great and enthusiastic teacher and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire time. Thank you so much for the recipes that my friends will enjoy!
Jim, New Mexico, January 2010

Thank you, again, for a fantastic cooking session.  It was such a delight to meet you and the experience far exceeded any of our expectations.   We are back home now and as our daughters were looking at the pictures of our class today, they begged for us to prepare the meal for them.  Rose, March 2010

It hardly seems possible that a week has passed since your class. I really enjoyed your class!  I learned so much again this time. Your teaching combined with the ambience of visiting your home creates a very distinctive experience.  Please accept my gratitude
 I also enjoyed the other women who participated in the class.  Their commentaries about their own experiences in Paris and the information they shared will be helpful as I explore opportunities for my future.
Miriam, Baltimore, March 2010

Laura,  Thank you so much for today's class.  What fun it was to eat cheese, pair it with wine, and enjoy good conversation.  I think this will be the start of a wonderful adventure with cheeses!  Dee, January 2010

The class today was wonderful. I love your cheese store and meeting the other participants was a real treat. Thank you so much!!!
Barbara, January 2010

We had such a great time in your class.  I've shared your blog with my husband and some other friends that have connections to France, so I hope you get a little bit of business from our group! Thank you again for being such a special part of our celebration.  By the way, I made the pork tenderloin tonight, and it was a big hit with my family!, Kala, January 2010

Thank you for our wonderful cooking experience in Paris.  It was the highlight of our trip!  What a unique way to get to know the city! I'm sure that Steve and I will partake of another class. Cheryl and Steve, December 2009

We had such a wonderful time during our market shopping and cooking with you - not to mention eating our delicious lunch! We absolutely love trying new things and meeting new people as well and experiencing different cultures.  I really think that's the beauty of life.  Amy, Buffalo, NY, September 2009

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience! Sara, August 2009

Thanks for the wonderful class and the delicious food and wine. It was so nice to meet you, it was an amazing experience that we will never forget! Stephanie & Travis, Ca., July 2009

It was a wonderful experience and will definitely be one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. Maybe one day we'll be able to do it again! Thanks, Paul & Laurie Hardwick, Houston, Texas, July 2009

I wanted to thank you for a fantastic class last week! My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. It was one of our favorite experiences from our time in Paris. Alyssa and family, June 2009

Best time in Paris! Great teacher and fun class, Jane and Galina, San Diego, April 2009

A special THANK YOU for the class yesterday! The menu and food all was excellent, and the joy around your table, always fun, was exceptionally enjoyable. Thank you for all your efforts. The recipes have come through, the group photos from yesterday will keep the time always memorable. Ken loved the experience too. Priscilla, Colorado, March 2009

Thanks so much for a wonderful cooking session.  It was most enjoyable and great to experience some French Cuisine which I can put my “Aussie” style to now I am home.

Thanks once again and I will keep your details for when I return to France again. Kerri, Australia, March 2009



We would like to thank you for a wonderful three days of food and friendship. Warren and Suzan, Australia, March 2009

Laura, your classes have been a highlight of my 16 months living in Paris. In addition to the use of fresh, local market foods, you taught with enthusiasm and charm. You enlightened participants as to foods and customs of the many countries where you have lived. Your careful table settings invited eager diners, and learning a little French etiquette was a plus. I have used many of the recipes and loved them, and will continue to find new ones, and to see what’s going on on your Blog.
Now I must add that your kitchen techniques for cleaning the dishes and cooking tools have made life in the kitchen so much more satisfying. As I leave Paris I’ll admit that I am a bit envious of all those yet to come, to enjoy your kitchen, sit around your table for a complete and delicious meal, sip wine, and find new friendships, from just about anywhere in the world.

We had some friends round to supper last night and I cooked all three of the dishes we did with Laura. I couldn't find any guinea fowl, but used chicken instead. All three courses were fantastic and everybody really enjoyed them - many thanks Laura. Marie Ellis, UK, December 08

Learning how to cook all the recipes (free range roasted tarragon chicken, savory clafoutis, and crème de chocolat. Miam! That the party ended too soon! Wish we could stay for hours. Holly, Palm Beach, October 08

The whole experience was wonderful, the marketing, the preparation, being able to watch Laura as she explained everything so carefully, and of course the eating. I felt that we'd been invited to your home for dinner. It was a delicious meal and she made it look easy. Just being in her home, seeing her functional kitchen. She made us feeling so comfortable. We enjoyed the interesting conversations throughout the day. The size of the class was so important. Love the neighborhood too. I see others clients have also left comments on Rick Steve: It's under "Food Lovers France" in the Graffiti Wall. Judy and Don Johnson, 15 October.

Loved experiencing hands on teaching in your home and the wonderful camaraderie which developed during the class. The small size of the group allowed all to participate and made for a very intimate experience. Thank you so much, we had a wonderful time and will be back again next year. Susan Gartner, Houston, October 2008.

The entire class was enjoyable, I was especially interested in the information that Laura provided regarding the approach to French cooking and how cultural influences are represented by the style of cooking. Also, the food that we prepared was nicely presented and delicious. Kathleen Higgins, October 2008

Laura: I just wanted to tell you how much my friends and I enjoyed our cooking class at your home. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Kitty Robinson, Alaska, Sep 2008

The participants and the market tour were great. At first, my husband was reluctant to take the class with me. However, seeing how the trip was my 50th birthday present and that was our last day of vacation, he decided to take the class. I must say he really enjoyed himself and he learned some information (eg you should store your eggs with the pointed side down) and great recipes. Your class size is perfect and your home is beautiful. Thank you. It was a wonderful way to wrap up our trip. Jennifer Grady, September 08

Thank you for the class – it was one of the highlights of my trip! It was wonderful to get out of tourist Paris and see a residential neighborhood. I loved going to the market and learning about the different vendors. Risa Heywood, September 2008.

I did very much enjoy your class. In fact, it was one of the highlights of my trip; and I have already signed up for your monthly newsletter. Hopefully, I will be able to join you for another class on a future trip. Shelly Lewchuk, September 2008.

My husband and I loved cooking with Laura. We cooked things we wouldn't normally try and ended up loving all of it. We are going to make the recipes at home, thanks Laura! Brittany and Joel Thomas, August 2008.

Deb and I and probably all of us, enjoyed the market. I know this sounds a bit silly, but I would not have thought to ask the producer (vegetable or meat) what is a good way to prepare something. I enjoyed the whole experience: the view from your apartment and of course your friendly ways. I hope we can come again the next time we are in Paris. Thank you! The Rutledges, July 2008

Everything was wonderful Laura. This was the highlight of our trip. Thank-you so much. Kevin, August 2008 Restaurant owner Lisa serving clafoutis of mirabelles, August 2008

I can’t believe how you managed to move 8 people from dining room to kitchen so effortlessly! Barbara, August 2008.

Our young chefs: Spencer, Sophia, and Johnny, August 08.

A private class as a souvenir from Paris!

I enjoyed this entire experience! Laura is a terrific teacher and hostess. I loved the market visit, the lessons received during food prep with an emphasis on organics, learning about French culture, and the apartment was charming. I regretted having to leave. I really admire Laura's initiative. She is amazing. Kathy Murkey, August 2008.

Thank you Laura for helping to make my vacation less a tourist experience and more a life enrichment. Carol Morotti, February 2008

Thanks Laura for a wonderful day of cooking and making new friends.
Sue Goebles
, Saint Louis, Mo.
Thank you for the lesson today. Austin and I enjoyed it very much - both the cooking and the eating. I'm sure it's going to be one of the highlights of our trip. Dee Gavora, June 2008

“My expectations were exceeded. I thoroughly will spread the “world in a pan” gospel as any person who has already visited Paris and hit the museums should absolutely take a day and spend it with Laura! It is truly a special day that I will remember/treasure forever as part of true emersion into French culture.” Robyn Ward, NY, June 2008

Jamie was a very active participant in spite of her age! Thank you Jamie, your strawberry tart was delicious!

The A World in a Pan experience is a great way to learn the culinary art of French cuisine created from local produce by a gracious hostess in her Parisian home I enjoyed the market visit, the group participation, Laura’s enthusiasm for food, and most of all sitting down and enjoying the meal with wine. Lu Ellen, May 2008

Getting the opportunity to enjoy a meal in a Parisian home; seeing old friends; learning economical techniques for ingredient usage; learning new French dishes. Dana Easley

“I would have never attempted a soufflé had I not seen one made before my eyes. Yes, I can now make souffle’s! Also, I had no idea that making soup could be so easy. That was most impressive.  I made the chestnut soup for Christmas. Now, I make potato and leek soup all the time.  I also took some new friends away from the class. Even though almost 6 months have passed I am still in touch with them! Laura was a joy and full of knowledge about cooking. Knowledge that she has gathered from around the world. Truly, I have never met anyone who has been and lived in as many countries as Laura has. Great way to spend time in Paris!” Michelle Culbertson, singer, LA.

Thank you for the wonderful experience of cooking in Paris, and I'll be sure to take another class next time I'm in the city! Erin Rohena, March 2008 www.cookingandeatinginthewindycity.blogspot.com

 “We really enjoyed the class – it was one of the highlights of our trip.”  Angela, April 08

Thank you so much for a wonderful day. It was a special treat for Stephanie + I to be able to learn first hand about another culture. She loved the fact that she now knows more about goat cheese than before. I told my husband that he missed out on our day, but he is ok as long as I try to recreate our menu again! Ellen, 25-3-08


From the moment Laura waved to us at the metro stop from her balcony, we knew we were in for a wonderful adventure. She took us to the open market near her home and gave us a very informative and educational lesson on selecting the best produce, meats, fish, and cheeses. Laura is a very gracious host and made us feel very welcome in her beautiful apartment. Her kitchen is very well appointed and a great space for the cooking class. The recipes are very simple to prepare and very delicious. The fresh food selected at the market enhanced the flavors of the meal. It was very enjoyable to sit down at Laura’s dining room table and savor the meal we had prepared. We also had a wonderful conversation with Laura and the other class participant, Erin, from Chicago. It was nice for us to hear about life in Paris and discuss the differences and similarities between France and the United States. Laura also provided us with excellent information about sights and restaurants to experience during our time in Paris. The class was beyond our expectations and we look forward to taking another class when we visit Paris again. Thank you, Laura, for the best day of our trip. Jim and Janelle Gauthier, 21-3- 08

The whole class was fabulous. It is hard to choose a favorite part.  Actually, we didn’t want the class to end! Jim, March 08

Just to tell you that I am a more-than-satisfied customer of your courses. They are instructive and tasty. You have achieved a good balance of student participation. I loved the menu this time. It was simple but very good. And yes, I will make these recipes at home. Barbara Kelley, March 25, 2008

This was the highlight of our Paris trip! H, 25-2-08

“It was a “special” event and really a good surprise for me, I didn’t expect anything like this. The atelier being in English, it was also an exercise of comprehension outside the office environment.”
Lia Bevilacqua, Cooking on the Job atelier, Dec 2007

“Thank you so much for a delightful evening and for the recipes. It’s hard to choose what I enjoyed the most in this class: everything was delicious and surprisingly easy to prepare!!!
It was a real pleasure to meet Laura and discover her vision of the world – respect of environment, making cultures meet through cooking,… For the price of a restaurant meal, we had the opportunity to be proud of ourselves and to go back home with new ideas and new recipes ! I sincerely enjoyed learning from Laura! My husband is very eager to cook the recipes along with me.
Nathalie Fitoussi, Cooking on the Job atelier, Dec 2007

I enjoyed learning new recipes that are easy to replicate at home.
Céline Clavaud, Cooking on the Job atelier, Dec 2007

“Muchas gracias a ti. Lo pasamos muy bien y la comida muy rica. Prometo intentarlo!!!”
Mariangeles Canete, Oct 2007

“I enjoyed the ambiance among all of us”.
Barbara Kelly, Tres Francais Cooking Atelier, Nov 2007.

“I appreciate your traveling to the US. My wish is to visit Paris someday and now it may include a class at in your kitchen The crepe lesson was great. My kids love crepes and I’ve just never had a great recipe, now I do. This will be a treat for them from time to time.” Kim Murphy, Sebastopol, USA

“I enjoyed everything. I loved the small and intimate atmosphere in your home with you and my friends sharing cooking tips. The simplest suggestions were very helpful. Sitting down with friends to enjoy the meal we had prepared and of course getting to know you was delightful. I am recommending your class to my daughter who lives in Paris. Amazing, great experience, fun and educational. I love the idea that the class is in a small setting and not a huge classroom atmosphere.” Kathy, Mo. February 2008

“Laura I really enjoyed meeting you and your daughter's precious little dog. I hope the next time I come to Paris I can sign up for another class to learn more cooking tips. What are the chances of meeting another Kansas City resident in Paris at your class? That has made for great conversation at home in sharing about your class with friends. Thanks for everything. I cannot wait to make the recipes and share with friends.” Kathryn Morgan, Kansas City, February 2008

“Well we are home and our class is only a memory, but what a grand one it is!!!!!!!! It really was the perfect way to spend our final day in Paris. There is absolutely nothing I would change about your class..........it is reasonably priced, and what I loved the most was NOT being in a big cooking school classroom......being in your kitchen. Your warmth and skills in your kitchen are a winning combination, and I'm quite sure of your continued success.” Kathy Terry-Carter, Kansas City, February 2008.

“The class was fantastic
and I enjoyed meeting you, Laura, your teaching style
and every detail of our time together.
Thank you again for everything, from the artichokes to the wine, to the company,
to the follow-up.”
Gabriela Garay, Oct 2007

“Everything we made was great. (I enjoyed) the whole experience, getting to know Laura, cooking with others.” Merle & Katherine, Oct 2007
“Cooking with Laura and enjoying a meal in her home is one of the highlights of my trip to Paris.  Of course, I love the museums and the architecture, but Paris wouldn’t be Paris without the people!  I can’t imagine a more interesting way to experience Parisian culture.  I will recommend A WORLD IN A PAN to my friends traveling to Paris.” Kathy Graham Gadler, Oct 2007

“I want to thank you so much for a truly happy, inspiring and informative day.  I love your enthusiasm for cookery and already feel a change in myself! To make an art of preparing and cooking meals puts the whole thing on a different level. Thank you for the recipes.  I particularly liked the soup and the wonderfully succulent Syrian Lamb.”
With all best wishes,
Jane Helme, Oct 2007
”I would like to thank you for such a lovely, interesting & informative day on Saturday. We all loved being with you & sharing the delicious menu.” Shelley Swan, Oct 2007

“La clase me pareció excelente, y muy amena”. Cristina Veber, Oct 2007

“Muchas gracias a ti.  Lo pasamos muy bien y la comida muy rica.  Prometo intentarlo!!!”
Mariangeles Canete, Oct 2007

“Thank you for an incredible day!! I will be there on Friday as well.”
 Michelle Culbertson, opera singer, Nov 2007

The train trip between Bordeaux and Marmande was a great introduction to our stay at Lafitte. The slow engine, compared to the fast TGV-Atlantique, gave us the time to see and enjoy the scenery, the sunflower fields, the tomatoe plants, the vineyards, all the elements of our eveyrday life at Gontaud. Isabelle

I think “Casual chic” best describes our stay. The imposing facade of the chateau and the casual warmth and spontaneity of Baroness Marie-Francoise! THank you for a memorable holiday! Chris

I will miss our evenings with a glass of Tariquet or Clairet wine.

I am so proud of my financier cake! I did not know baking a French cake World be that easy. Thank you Laura. Claire
"Au Bonheur des Saveurs"

Last June 23, a World in a PAN moved to the French Alps for a cooking class. Many nationalities were represented among the active participants: France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, UK, Uruguay, US.

The four course menu started with a Asparagus in puff pastry with a saffron sauce, Roasted duck breasts with a kumquat and ginger sauce, Endives in a curried vinaigrette, and a coffee flavored creme brulee. Along the meal, we enjoyed a White Macon Villages and a Saint Nicolas de Bourgeuil.

"I enjoyed listening to all your little stories & learning new cookery tips. Eating the delicious meal & socializing with the group."
Shelley Swan, Megeve

Comments by participants

"I think what you are doing is absolutely terrific! And it speaks to all the things you love and do so well: cook and feed your friends, with food, with love and with intellect! I send you an enormous abrazo!"
Deborah Jones, US General Consul, Istanbul, Turkey

"Relamente me gustó todo. Hice la ternera a la meridional; en casa quedaron todos súper contentos, quedó exquisito".
Lorena Nadal, Escuela de Gastronomía Del Plata, Montevideo
"Laura, contigo aparte de aprender, se crea. Me encantaron las historias detrás de cada plato. La pasé muy bien y fue un gusto conocerte! Espero alguna vez poder participar en tus reuniones culinarias por el mundo."
Jennifer Hampton, Buenos Aires

"We all enjoyed your class so much. It was also a great pleasure to eat the lovely food with you. Caren and Laurie were thrilled to have the whole experience as neither of them had ever been in a French home before."
Jamini Davies

Hola Laura, tenemos un hermoso recuerdo de aquellas 2 noches contigo.
Ojala vuelvas pronto por Buenos Aires.
Con cariño,
Nusha Teller

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Perrine Védrinelle
75 boulevard de Montmorency
75016 Paris

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