Chef began with how to use the utensils. She spoke mostly in English.
Going over the ingredients.
My sister and the assistant chef listening to Chef's instructions.
After the preparation, we lunched in the kitchen library where all of the cookbooks lined the walled shelves behind lock and key. It was fun and though not very challenging, I did learn one thing. If you cry over onions (I am literally blinded when preparing them) slide the knife forward in a slicing fashion. Don't chop or push down on the onion. Another little tidbit.... There is a law in France forbidding the use of corn meal in bread. Who knew?