Join me in the kitchen for your tour of France through cooking!

You’ll cook with the finest local ingredients, prepare the finest meals, taste cheeses, wines, and so much more! I look forward to greeting you, and to cooking with you. Select one of the dates below and you’ll be taken right to a sign up form. If you want more details on the classes, just scroll down the page. And if you have questions, we’d love to hear from you:

November 29-December 2, 2017 (Louviers, 3-Day Class)

March 17, 2018 (Louviers, Country Lunch)
March 21-24, 2018 (Louviers, 3-Day Class)
March 25, 2018 (Louviers, Country Lunch)
March 27-31, 2018 (Louviers, 5-Day Class)
April 1, 2018 (Louviers, Country Lunch)
April 10-14, 2018 (Louviers, 5-Day Class)
April 16-21, 2018 (Louviers, 5-Day Class)

April 25-28, 2018 (Louviers, 3-Day Class)
May 22-26, 2018 (Louviers, 5-Day Class)

During five days at On Rue Tatin you’ll find yourself cooking, laughing, enjoying, tasting, as you settle into the rhythm of life in a small French town.  You’ll cook with the finest local and seasonal ingredients, meet the locals, get to know the area, and enjoy sumptuous meals, each accompanied by fine, small-production wines and artisanally made cheeses.

Five-day classes begin Sunday night with welcome dinner and end Friday at 3 p.m.

The fee for a five-day class in Louviers is $3500 per person.



Three days at On Rue Tatin in Louviers is a rich, concentrated experience of cooking, learning, tasting, enjoying, laughing.  You will work with the season and the region’s finest ingredients then sit down to meals you’ve prepared, all accompanied by fine, small-production wines and artisanally made cheeses.

Three-day classes begin Sunday night with welcome dinner and end Wednesday at 3 p.m.

The fee for a three-day class in Louviers is $2500  per person.



We know many of you would love to get out into the French countryside, but may not have the time to take a cooking class. To satisfy your desire, I developed Lunch in the Country, a wonderful, languorous meal cooked by and enjoyed with me in my timbered dining room.
You will arrive here either by train, rental car, or taxi and I will greet you with a home made apéritif , some enticing amuses-bouche, and a tour of our garden, if the weather is fine. Otherwise, we will sit in the kitchen enjoying our aperitif, then take a quick tour of our 12th century wine cellar. We will come back upstairs where I will put finishing touches on the lunch I’ve prepared for you, before we all sit down together in the dining room to enjoy it.
The menus for lunches are never the same, for they change with the season and they depend entirely on my own sense of creativity and delight in what I have found that day at the market.



Gorgeous meals, all French classics, re-visited!
The cost for a three day class is $1200 and $400 for the evening class.

Asheville – New!

ashevilleI’m returning to Asheville with a series of classes that will get you in the kitchen faster than you can say Voila!

Our ingredients will come from local farms; we’ll visit a local producer; we’ll taste everything we can get our hands on. Three classes, three fine meals, a field trip to a local producer, and the finest food you’ve tasted in awhile, produced by YOU.

And it’s all in Asheville, North Carolina, in a gorgeous kitchen steps away from the Biltmore mansion.

Classes: October 18, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., October 19, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., October 20, 10:30  a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
The price for three classes is $1200 which includes recipes, meals with wine, aprons.

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This Class is currently sold out, to be added to the waiting list, please click here.

Sample Menu

Tian of Kale with Sautéed Radishes
Roasted Rabbit with Bacon
Braised Endives
Mixed Greens Salad
Tarte Tatin

Morning classes begin at 10:30 a.m., with a tasting and demonstration, then everyone gets involved in the hands on class until we sit down to lunch, complete with wine and cheese.  You will be free as of 3 p.m. to explore the area.

On one of our three days we will begin earlier – about 8:30 – so that we can visit an amazing artisan, sur place, and watch American culinary history in the making.



Los Angeles – New!
Three Day Class November 1-3, 2017 Sold Out

French Cooking Classes with Susan Herrmann Loomis - On Rue Tatin

Join Susan, writer and cooking school owner, for three glorious days of cooking in sunny Studio City, Los Angeles!

We’ll cook with the finest local and seasonal ingredients, and as part of our hands-on class we’ll practice French techniques, learn how to combine ingredients, flavors, and textures a la française. Whether it be roasted fish with pearls of lime, grilled baby eggplant with herbed fresh cheese, a sorbet of blood oranges with pistachios, gorgeous flaky pastry filled with perfectly ripened berries, or heirloom tomato “tubes,” you’ll walk away from your three days filled with knowledge and confidence.

Once the cooking is done, we’ll enjoy meals à la française.  You’ll love appetizers in the kitchen, multi-course meals at the table accompanied by different local wines, a bite of cheese, a taste of dessert, and a sip of coffee to follow.

Three delicious days in Los Angeles –  $1200.

Places are limited. Price is exclusive of lodging; a list of wonderful places to stay will be sent to you on request.

Sample Menu

Beet Soup with Pepper Cream Clouds

Egg Flowers on Kuri Squash Purée

Roasted Quail with Warm Chili Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens Salad


Tarte Tatin

Morning classes begin at 10:30 a.m., with a tasting and demonstration, then everyone gets involved in the hands on class until we sit down to lunch, complete with wine and cheese.  You will be free as of 3 p.m. to explore the area.

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Anniversaries, special birthdays, travel groups, book clubs…these are some of the groups that have graced On Rue Tatin this year. I’ve learned much from them all, though one thing that stands out over everything else: groups come loaded with their own brand of fun and laughter, and real desire to learn, learn, learn.  This year, I’m extending a very special offer to groups– get in touch with Lindsay at, and she’ll explain in further detail. But let’s put it this way, if you’re six or more, you want a fabulous cooking adventure where your every desire and needs are met, then On Rue Tatin is for you!



You’re on the trip, you love to eat but you don’t want to cook? The Guest Eater program is for you! Join us for all meals and the market visit.

The fee for a guest eater in Paris is $150 per person.  The fee for a guest eater in Louviers is $150 per meal. Email us at cookingclasses@onruetatin to reserve your guest eater place.


Seafood and More takes us deep into the delectable and briny world of French fish and shellfish.  It takes you to the market, where you will learn to purchase the best possible seafood, then brings you into the kitchen.  Here you will shuck oysters and play with langoustines, cook lobster to perfection and become an expert at filleting; you’ll learn things about cuttlefish and their ink, monkfish and their teeth, mussels and their beards, the secret world of the fishmonger, and more.  These three days will offer you flavor sensations you’ll never forget, dispel the mystery that surrounds food from the river and sea, and turn you into a passionate expert.  Price for Seafood and More is $2700.


Normandy is the region of apples, and it doesn’t take long to discover this as you drive through the lush countryside. Cows graze languidly under graceful apple trees, and in the autumn, all manner of apples are on the table or in the glass. We will experience the dozens of apple varieties in Normandy, tasting and comparing, and turning them into everything from appetizers to dessert. We’ll sample Calvados, Pommeau and Cider; we’ll meet producers, we’ll walk through an orchard. You’ll leave this week with a whole new way of looking at, tasting, and cooking apples!

Click on the links below for helpful information while making your travel plans.

Getting to Louviers | What to Bring and Wear | Exploring the Area | While in Louviers | Where to Stay