Mimi Thorisson is a celebrated food-writer, passionate practitioner of French country cooking, and cookbook author. She offers resplendent 3-day cooking intensives that will blow your socks off. We've listed a few examples from her 2017 calendar below so you can see exactly why you want to cook with Mimi.
Mimi's courses are offered from her amazing home in Saint-Yzans-en-Médoc. With its fitted cupboards, antique floors, and chimneypieces, the house reminded her of a Proust novel the moment she saw it. It dates back to the 1870s, and wears its history beautifully: It was once owned by a baker's wife who had a passionate affair with the local mayor. When he gave her the house as a gift, she took the opportunity to open a hotel and restaurant which became renowned in the region. It was especially popular with wine merchants, who stayed in the hotel while visiting the vineyards of Saint-Estèphe and Pauillac nearby. The hotel and restaurant lasted until the late Fifties, while the house itself passed down through the family, before being bought by the Thorissons to become the heart of Mimi's family life and food projects.
Maison la Folie offers very convenient lodging for those attending Mimi's cooking workshops.
Photos by Oddur Thorisson
For details about Mimi's cooking workshops,
visit her site.