Market Forays

Cooking Classes and Culinary Adventures

Foray: A daring sortie, reconnaissance, or adventure, usually for the purpose of (delicious) plunder.

Photograph courtesy of Carlos Garcia

Let Us Have a Delicious Day Together
More than a Cooking Class, a Way of Life.
When you want the ultimate Locavore experience, Market Forays is for you


Created by Laurence Hauben, Market Forays offers more than cooking classes.
It opens a window into a more gracious, relaxed, and happier way of life.
Sharing the bounty of local, seasonal foods was just the beginning.

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Join Us for a Jam Session May 18th, 2016

I am very excited to introduce a new dimension I call "Art de Vivre."

I know, it is hard for English speakers to pronounce, but trust me, this French inspired "Art of Living" is well worth discovering.
Whether you join me and master painter Hank Pitcher for a day in the California Countryside,
or decide to accompany us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to France, your world will be transformed.


View My France Art de Vivre Tour 2017

The Genius of France is not only its cuisine. It is the art of enjoying life, the ability to weave pleasure, beauty, and style into every moment of the day.
Join us next spring and make this French Art de Vivre part of your life.

April in Paris

Our Home in Normandie

Falling in love is so easy

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From my French childhood I inherited a love of cooking and an almost visceral passion for fresh, high quality ingredients.
The years I spent in Africa taught me true hospitality. The gift of spending my adult life in California has been increasing freedom, grounded in French techniques but emboldened by the multi-ethnic richness of the New World.
The result is a colorful cuisine that follows the seasons, centered on the amazing ingredients
grown and raised by small producers who have become my friends.
When you join my table, you are invited to share not only in the food, but also in the friendship.

I look forward to cooking with you,





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