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Contest! Learn How to Make a Bûche de Noël a Yule Log

Our friends at Cook’n with Class Paris and Uzès are supplementing their regular (in-person) cooking school program with virtual classes. The online courses and culinary workshops include tasty options from mastering classic sauces, learning French Pâtisserie, bread making, 3-course bistro menus, private classes and much more. All of the classes are in English and taught online via Zoom. The schedule accommodates different time zones, including North America and Australia. We have partnered with Cook’n with Class to give away a free pastry class featuring Bûche de Noël to one lucky winner.

Enter now for your chance to win.

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The contest runs until November 20, 2020, and qualifying entries must be in before 11:59 pm Mountain time on November 20th.

Open to global participants.

The winner will be selected via random draw from the entries and announced on November 21, 2020.

This contest is not sponsored.

What is a Bûche de Noël?

As the December holiday season arrives in France, pastry shop windows fill with Bûches de Noël (Yule logs) in many flavours. Shaped like miniature fireplace logs, the Bûche de Noël is a sponge cake base with a buttercream or ganache filling. These holiday cakes are rolled into a cylinder shape with a creamy interior and finished with a whimsical design. Talented pastry chefs add edible decorations (mushrooms, berries, branches and more) made with meringue or marzipan.


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Our Partner

Cook’n With Class has been in operation since 2007 in Paris, offering French Cooking Classes (in English) to visiting tourists and locals interested in learning French cuisine’s essentials. The school offers classes from French Market to Bread Baking and Macarons. Chef Eric Fraudeau, who worked both in France and internationally, and his wife, Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau, opened their second school, Cook’n With Class Uzès, in 2015 in the sunny south of France, this time focusing on Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine. They also offer a 5 day/7-night culinary holiday package (Week in Uzès), including accommodations, with tours, tastings and, of course, cooking.

Class Details

Christmas is around the corner, and how could you resist the classic French Christmas Yule log – the Bûche de Noël? Come along and learn to make your own, and let’s see you put those decorating skills to the test. Recipes include Meringue, Genoise Cake, Chocolate Whipped Ganache, French Butter Cream, Crème Anglaise, Italian Meringue, and Swiss Meringue.

Bûche de Noël

Bûche de Noël (Vanilla and Chocolate French Yule Log) cooking class.

Saturday, November 28, 2020, 4:00 PM CET Paris | 3:00 PM GMT London | 10:00 AM EST New York | 7:00 AM PST Los Angeles

The rate is 35 euros/per connection.

Follow this link for the online class schedule and book a spot.

NOTE: Discounted rates apply upon booking your second class. Book your first class and receive the promotional code on your confirmation.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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