Today was our cooking lesson at Le Foodist, with Chef/teacher Freddie! ( also, a stand-up comic…I’m sure!) His best line of the day -“The French are grumpy…it’s part of our DNA”! There were 9 of us in the class, 7 from the US, 1 from Paris , and 1 young man from Russia, who is currently studying in Italy! ( Andre…didn’t understand a word of English or French & would blush wildly when Fred would talk to him) We all went to an open-air market to buy supplies for the lunch that we were going to make…then back to the school to prepare the meal…coq au vin, mashed potatoes, little veggie “jewels”, beautiful red wine sauce, poached pears & ice cream! The meal was sumptuous , the company incredible, the instruction from Freddie was inspiring!!! ( the picture of the basket is the lovely breakfast that is left at our door each morning!).