Bringing France to Maine in August

Bringing France to Maine in August


Just like all the French, I’m travelling in August, to Maine.  And I’m hoping you’ll join me there!  I’m offering two days of cooking classes in a lovely home overlooking the water, and there are just a few spots left so sign up now!

Why Northport, Maine?  I have history there. I moved to Northport from Brooklyn in 1990, about five minutes before my son, Joe, was born. I loved every minute of living there, from the gorgeous summers to the frigid winters.  Among other things, I learned to drive on icy roads, and I became part of a theater troupe, just one winter activity to while away the long winter evenings.

And then there was the spring.  We lived right on the shore, and early mornings meant clambering over rocks to dip a toe in the icy water.   We made wonderful friends who had wonderful boats; swam, did lobster bakes on the beach. I had a regular food column in Down East magazine, wrote for magazines, worked on books, welcomed Julia Child for lunches and snacks because our home was on the way to her Maine home.   And I got used to being a mom.   It was simply a halcyon time, and I’m going back – as I try to do regularly  – to relive it and share it with you, through two days of French-inspired cooking!!

The Maine Class is Full! If you’d like to be put on the waiting list, please contact!


This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. anne farrow

    Dear Susan,
    I have loved your books since buying one in a shop (In the Clover) in Wiscasset a few years ago. My husband and I are retired and rehabbing an 18th century farmhouse near the Kennebec in Bath. I would love to take your cooking class in Northport and am just trying to organize my schedule so that I can sign up for your two day class. I’ll be in touch very shortly and thank you for all the wonderful work you do. You convey to your readers (and your students, I’m sure) the very deepest appreciation of life.

    1. Susan

      Dear Anne, I cannot say how much your note means. Thank you, and I so look forward to meeting you. Please do let me know as soon as possible; this class is a hit and space is so limited. All the best. Susan

  2. Debbie Spanfelner

    I meant to say where in Maine?

    1. Susan

      Debbie . I know that you know where Maine is! It’s near Belfast!

  3. Victoria Devlin

    Hi Susan,

    I attended one of your classes last fall in Paris, and we talked about Maine. My friend Mabel and I will be signing up for the 2-days in Northport. I am really looking forward to it, since the Paris experience was very, very special. Do you have a suggestion for lodging?

    1. Susan

      Hello Victoria! I’m delighted! Contact Lauren at and she’ll send some lodging suggestions. I can’t wait! But do sign up quickly…the class is filing quickly.

  4. Karen

    I’ve signed up! I’ll be staying in Portland. My friend there has an AirBnB. I can share the link if that is approved.

    1. Susan

      KAREN! Terrific. Portland is quite aways away, I think best to have people stay closer and we’ve got some suggestions to send out. Very kind of you, though! Thanks you.

      1. Karen L Andersen

        That makes sense Susan. Which day of class is my day?
        Thank you!

        1. Susan

          karen – we’ve replied to you by email! T hanks so much. Susan

  5. susan

    Susan, I wanted to check back with you concerning the cooking class in Maine around August 28th? first thank you so much for considering doing a second class. If so, can you let me know how many people you could accommodate or minimum amount and if this would be a one day or more class, and cost. Again, thank you very much for considering this. Susan Geier –

    1. Susan

      Susan, I sent you an email, which I hope you received! Thanks, Susan

  6. anne farrow

    dear susan, I’m afraid that houseguests and other commitments have prevented me from signing up for your classes in Northport, but I am determined to take a class with you in the very near future! Thank you for your lovely note back. And Northport should be nice and cool in a few weeks! very gratefully, anne

    1. Susan

      Anne – I look forward to meeting you!

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