It was our first full day in the Dordogne region and the 6 of us, 3 couples, arrived a few minutes before our scheduled time. Ian greeted us with warm, open arms and a big smile and lead us into his home for coffee and breakfast. In corresponding with Sarah, Ian’s wife, she suggested we come on a Sunday as we could join Ian at the local market. We were thrilled our schedule allowed us this opportunity. Ian taught us how to look for the freshest local specialties. The sights, smells, sounds and interactions at the market were extra bonuses. Upon returning from the market, we started cooking our 5 courses. Ian was organized and knew exactly the order in which we should start preparing each course so it would be ready at just the right time. All 6 of us participated in preparing and plating each course at the same time. Ian showed us helpful cooking hints all afternoon. instead of sitting down to a lovely and delicious 5 course meal, Ian’s experience suggested that we eat a course in their lovely outdoor dining area followed by finishing the preparation of the next course and eating it. This continued all afternoon. This was my first cooking school experience and it far exceeded my expectation. I can’t wait to try all the recipes that Sarah shared with us.