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Address: Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 4 42 22 58 41
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We learned so much...highlight of France

We were in France for two weeks, from Bordeaux to Paris...but our day cooking with Tessa in Aix was one of the highlights of our trip. Tessa picked us up and we watched her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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El Cerrito, California
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El Cerrito, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were in France for two weeks, from Bordeaux to Paris...but our day cooking with Tessa in Aix was one of the highlights of our trip. Tessa picked us up and we watched her master Le Marche and then walked the lovely streets with her lovely story telling. At her beautiful home in the country we made lavender infused creme... More 

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Naples, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

For a girls weekend, we decided to do a cooking class and found Tessa. What a sweetheart and great cook.. She showed us how to make an authentic tapenade, stuffed red pepper, eggpant, zucchini and mushrooms. She also gave us helpful hints when making these dishes. Tessa will tailor the class to your wants, and being on a wine, cheese... More 

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

With little expectations, I signed up for a cooking class with Tessa toward the end of my semester abroad in Aix-en-Provence. What an amazing decision! I had an incredible day with Tessa. She speaks fluent English and was so warm and welcoming, and so was her family! She let me help with the cooking a lot but also took the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Where to start! My husband and I spent all day with Tessa starting with a nice walking tour of the Aix en Provence city center and market.Tessa shared quite a bit of history of the town, and showed us some architecture that we missed on our earlier walks. She negotiated in the market like a champ - which my husband... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What an amazing day working with Tessa as we prepared a meal that anyone would be pleased to share with friends and family. This class was special for me as I had been wanting to gain more experience with Provençal cooking. We were traveling to Aix en Provence in March, a bit early in the season, but it meant that... More 

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Perth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I would highly recommend Tessa's cooking class, such a wonderful experience, very knowledgeable and very helpful, a wonderful host and a great cook. I am an experienced home cook and obsessed with food and different produce and cuisines. I loved going through the markets asking questions along the way trying different things, produce changes depending on where grown so always... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you want a Provencal experience, you must book this class! I can't say enough about our day with Tessa (who speaks fluent English) and her family - they were all charming and very hospitable. Two girlfriends and I met Tessa in the morning in Aix. She gave a walking tour of the city on our way to the markets,... More 

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U.S.A.
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were on a family trip to the south of France with 6 adults and two babies; given the unpredictability of the little ones, we wanted to arrange an in-home cooking class and dinner as a special treat for one of our nights there. We were looking for an experience that would give us a taste of Provence food, cooking,... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We've done cooking classes on several trips and this was one of our favorite experiences. We met Tessa in downtown Aix and she took us to several markets, historical sites, and interesting neighborhoods. She was constantly pointing out little historical details that we found fascinating. After about an hour and half, we had everything we needed and left Aix to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a pleasant, if pricey, break from traditional tours and/or sites. Tessa is a decent home cook who creates a friendly environment. That part is lovely. However, the morning market visit was a waste of time. Basically, we watched her shop for ingredients. I had a better experience a few days prior, going on my own, speaking with the... More 

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