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Address: Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 4 42 22 58 41
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Cooking Provencal With Tessa

When visiting Provence, the food and wine are at the top of the things to experience. We went a step further and sought a cooking class. And we found Tessa Talha, a wonderful lady... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

When visiting Provence, the food and wine are at the top of the things to experience. We went a step further and sought a cooking class. And we found Tessa Talha, a wonderful lady who, along with her husband and daughter, we now consider good friends. Tessa holds the class in the kitchen of her beautiful country home on the... More 

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San Marcos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have emailed Tessa and got 2 emails from her but both were blank. I tried sending her a different email address to no avail. Sorry I won't get to try her wonderful class.

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Denver,CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Our family spent a very happy day cooking and learning about the food of Provence with Tessa! We started our day in Aix-en-Provence at the market where we discussed the menu and bought all the lovely ingredients. Then Tessa drove us to her beautiful home outside of Aix where we spent the day cooking in her amazing summer kitchen! What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Several girlfriends and I made plans to spend a half day with Tessa. We opted not to do the market tour but instead she picked us up and took us to her beautiful home. The menu was seasonally fresh and varied, a mix between easy and complex recipes. We enjoyed getting to know her as she guided us through the... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Madame Tessa graciously met us in town with a lovely walking tour on our way to the lovely food market off of the main boulevard, cours Mirabeau. Madame Tessa gave us a wonderful introduction to Aix, providing the four of us not only some history and architectural insight, but also a wonderful experience in the food market purchasing only the... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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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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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
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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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Address: Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 4 42 22 58 41
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence

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