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Address: Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 4 42 22 58 41
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Highlight of my semester!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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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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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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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.
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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
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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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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We missed the market tour and lunch portion of the cooking class since my husband and I are staying 6 weeks in Aix. We do the markets regularly ourselves. We joined a California couple and Tessa in the afternoon and immediately we felt at home in Tessa's warm and cozy kitchen. Well stocked with interesting and close to her heart... More 

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Toronto Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you're searching for a great way to experience and feel "real" life in Provence spend a day with Tessa. She's warm, down to earth, fun, informative and to top it off...a wonderful cook. Our day started with a shopping tour through the markets in Aix. Picking up ingredients, explaining the history of the city, even an impromptu stop at... More 

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