Since you asked, Bets, and this is Italian, not French, but Chicca Maione has been doing zoom cooking classes since last summer. There’s even a free easy Flour Gnocchi class this coming Saturday, April 3, at 12:30 PM Central Daylight Time (adjust according to your time zone). Her Website is
She’s lived in Tuscany with her French husband, 3 miles from the ocean, and taught cooking for over 20 years at their place. She’s from Naples, but has adopted a Tuscan way of life - sage features in a lot of her recipes, straight from her garden. She does the recipe planning, teaching, and on-camera cooking, while her husband does the camera work. A couple in Oregon, who’ve collaborated with her, handle the Zoom tech part.
There’s now also a Chicca Cooking Club, which has 6 lessons over a 3-month session, every other Saturday, same time each class. Enrollment for the upcoming April-June quarter starts April 1. Over a hundred members are now cooking with each class, getting questions answered via Chat and sometimes with the Audio on. Individual classes have been possible, too, but the 6-class package is such a deal!
Shopping lists and recipes are provided ahead of time, along with videos to help with preparation, mise en place, and options for people with dietary needs or preferences, along with options for those of us without access to Tuscan ingredients at our local supermarket. Like this Travel Forum, Chicca has developed an international group of participants in these classes.