Bake a little, eat a little and learn a lot about food, wine and French pastries in a class for English speakers offered by Paris-based Le Foodist. Participants learn the basics of authentic pastry skills in baking sessions that are part storytelling, part tasting and part technique.
Sweet Stories at Le Foodist starts with the task of preparing pate-a-choux, the pastry used in eclairs, cream-puffs and the like. From there, it's making pastries, then sitting down to a tea to sample the creations. Host Fred Pouillot, a chef and foodie who started Le Foodist to showcase quintessential French foods, adds stories about the country's culinary history.
When: Classes are 2:30-5 p.m. on select Saturdays; check the schedule to make reservations.
Price: 65 euros ($87) per person, including tax and gratuity. It includes the session, baking materials and the tea sampling.
Info: Le Foodist