January 31, 2023

Demonstration Class: An American in France – A Tribute to Richard Olney


About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Age Restrictions

For ages 18 & up


Take a trip to Provence, as we guide you through a meal made up of authentic cooking from one of France's most notable regions. Richard Olney, the American cookbook author who found his culinary home in France, captures the essence of meals made by the notable Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier in one of his most well received cookbooks; our instructors will provide tips as they show you how to make each dish.For ages 18 & up. 21 or over? You'll enjoy a glass of wine from Provence paired with your meal.ABOUT RICHARD OLNEYArtist and cookbook author, Richard Olney was born and raised in Iowa. He moved to a suburb of Paris in 1951 and then to Provence where he lived the rest of his life. Mr. Olney served as chief consultant on the Time-Life Good Cook series; was the author of  The French Menu Cookbook, which has been called "the best cookbook ever;" Simple French Food; and Lulu's Provencal Table; and was an early proponent of everything local, fresh and seasonal. He contributed a column on food  to Cuisines et Vins de France, the gourmand's bible, for 10 years.


  • Gratin de Moules aux Epinards (Mussel & Spinach Gratin)
  • Filet de Porc au  Olives (Roasted Pork Loin with Sage & Olives)
  • Salade de Pois-chiches (Hot Chickpea Salad)
  • Piments Doux au Gril (Grilled Peppers)
  • Ile Flottante (Floating Island)
Safety & Precautions
  • At check-in, you will be asked to sign a waiver before entering the Cooking School.
  • For that reason, we ask that all attendees arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the confirmed start time of the class.
  • Some COVID-related restrictions may apply.


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