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Cooking and Art de Vivre in Provence

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Address: Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 4 42 22 58 41
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Not only enjoyable Provencal cooking, but also wonderful hospitality!

What a wonderful day we had with Tessa and her husband! She was very quick and helpful in the mails, we set a date and sent the menu along with all needed details in advance. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful day we had with Tessa and her husband! She was very quick and helpful in the mails, we set a date and sent the menu along with all needed details in advance. Our menu was: Sun dried tomatoes caviar, Ratatouille with lemon chicken, lavender crème Brûlée. We met in her Provencal house in country side, around 10... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Our day with Tessa was amazing. A friend of ours is planning a Provence trip and I said, "You and your husband have to go to Aix if only just to cook with Tessa." This review is long overdue,but, my husband and I compare every other cooking class/experience to Tessa, and Tessa wins. She teaches history, passion for ingredients, and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

I had a lovely time getting a private cooking lesson from Tessa. I had wanted to learn how to make some typically Provencal dishes and her suggestions were just right. She picked me up from my hotel, we went to the market to pick up the ingredients and then on to her house to prepare the feast. I felt like... More 

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3 Thank Ramona_Travel_Fan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Our day with Tessa was priceless. My wife who is a good cook did not want to go to a basic cooking class. We discovered Tessa on the web and my wife immediately settled on Tessa. We met at her house and then she drove us to a local market where she gave us a tour of the place and... More 

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1 Thank Larry K
Windermere, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Dan and I had a wonderful farmer's market experience and cooking class with Tessa today. Tessa was right on time meeting us at our apartment for the short walk to the market. Tessa's home in the Bouc Bel-Air village was delightful and homey. The recipes, Daube a la Provencale, Sundried Tomato Caviar and Lavender Creme Brûlée, were simple and easy... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Tessa is absolutely delightful, and treated us to an unforgettable day of marketing, prepping, cooking and dining. She showed us around the markets and described the best types of produce to chose for different dishes. Her home, Villa Cirta, is very lovely with flowering bushes and herbs filling the grounds, where our highlight was the outdoor kitchen. She guided us... More 

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The class was great. The menu included an appetizer, salad, main course and yummy dessert. It turns out Tessa was out of the country when I had emailed her and had internet access issues. We were able to eventually book and attend Tessa's wonderful cooking class. We did not do the shopping tour. All was skillfully organized, menus typed for... More 

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Thank Karyn V
Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Tessa is so welcoming and friendly - we loved spending a day cooking with her in her beautiful home! Definitely a fun experience to highlight your trip to Provence.

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1 Thank vermeyen
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We booked a cooking class with Tessa few months ago via emails. She was very responsive and always replied me with additional information. Me and my husband with 2 kids joined her full day class: Going to market, cheese tasting lunch at her house, cooking and having dinner at her garden. While touring in the market, she always went to... More 

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1 Thank Olivia M
Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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