First we took a tour of the market . . .
. . . which included a cheese tasting.
Then we went to the home of Chef Jean Marc. He built a little culinary school in his back yard.
We spent the afternoon peeling, chopping, stirring, and sauteing . . . .
Claire was nervous about eating asparagus flan in grapefruit reduction. Flan and asparagus are her least favorite foods.
But she discovered that when cooking, one must let go of pre-conceived notions, and try. The flan it was as delicious as it looked.
And so was the fish in roasted tomatos and vegetable tureen. Can you believe we made this!
Even Eden, the pickiest eater alive, loved all of it.
His favorite was the fruit in lime gelee and lemon verbnea sorbet. We made this too (except the sorbet)!
My favorite was eating out in the garden with Jean Marc and Alice.
I have to get back here some day and do this again. Who wants to come with me????