TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

Love French food but too time-pressed to enroll in a weeklong cooking school? Do it in one day. Culinary travel specialist The International Kitchen offers a one-day food immersion in Paris. Instructor Paule Caillat takes travelers to the morning produce market and returns to her professional Marais-district kitchen to prepare lunch. In the afternoon she leads charges on bakery or chocolatier visits, to buy professional cookware, or on wine tastings, depending on student preference in the highly customized program. With wine, the half-day experience costs $200, full-day is $290. What a way to spend a day in Paris. For details, call (800) 945-8606 or see www.theinternationalkitchen.com.