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French Cookery School Archives - The Gascony Cookery School

Why Everyone Should Visit Gascony

We simply love where we live and teach, so we want to tell you why! We’ve come up with all the reasons why we think you should come and visit us here in Gascony. Geography The area of Gascony is situated in South West France, approximately six and half hours or 680km from Paris. The […]

Published

29th October 2019

15 Essential French Kitchen Ingredients

France has many regions each with their own cultural and religious observances, language and accents. However, food is very much part of the entire country’s culture and much of daily life is spent around the table eating lunch or dinner with friends, family or work colleagues. For traditional methods and recipes, there are key ingredients […]

All About the Basics

Quite often recipes require sauces or basic recipes. In some cases, they can be served on their own or as part more complicated recipe. A classic example of this is Crème Patissière. So, we thought you may like a few of them to get you started: Crème Patissière Ingredients 1 litre of milk 3eggs 100g […]

Do you know your Game?

The flesh of any wild animal or bird is classified as Game. Game meets the needs of a growing society that wishes to eat ethically and is against intensive farming. This is borne out by the fact that supermarket sales of game jumped by 20% last season with some reporting an increase in venison sales of […]

The Gascony Cookery School is in full swing!

The Gascony Cookery School has been very busy! Over the past two weeks, the weather here in Gramont has warmed considerably with long sunny days and balmy evenings. We’ve had new contingents of eager guests here to learn new cooking techniques, skills and recipes. Our kitchens have been a hive of industry with students enjoying […]

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15th July 2019

How to Make Ballotine de Poulet

Here’s a rather tasty centrepiece for your table to impress your friends and family. Simple to make and looks amazing when served, you will need to following ingredients: 1 oven ready chicken @ 1.5kg. Stuffing: 170g Onion 200g Minced Pork Sage (chopped) Parsley (chopped) 40g breadcrumbs Salt & pepper Mustard Sauce: 300ml Demi-glace 100g Mushrooms […]

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27th June 2019

Spring has Sprung in Gascony

We’re delighted to report that Spring has well and truly sprung at the Gascony Cookery School. Our potager garden is fully planted with a variety of vegetables including tomatoes, aubergines, artichokes, lettuce, shallots, courgettes, cucumbers and spinach. We also have herbs including sage, thyme, rosemary, mint and parsley. Food preparation and baking is also taking […]

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12th June 2019

Celebrating Brazilian Style in Gascony

The Gascony Cookery School got off to a flying start for 2019 with celebrations for chef Bernard Corbiere’s 60th birthday.  The theme of the main event was “Brazil”, and as the photos illustrate, many partygoers got into the spirit of it all by wearing bright traditional Brazilian clothing bringing a ‘carnival’ atmosphere to this special occasion! […]

Everything you Need to Discover the World of French Cuisine

It’s Spring and a wonderful busy and exciting time at the Gascony Cookery School as we kick off the new season with our Foundation Level 1 and 2 courses. So why don’t you discover the world of French Cuisine? It really doesn’t matter what your level of skill is, it’s always our pleasure to meet […]

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Here’s a Winter Warmer

Carrelet au Velouté de Poisson – Plaice with Fish Velouté As the winter months are upon us we thought we’d share one of our popular fish dishes. Simple and tasty, we know you will enjoy this hearty meal. Ingredients: 1 Whole plaice (fillets removed) 120g Onions (chopped) 2 Shallots (chopped) 1 Small leek (chopped) Trimmings and bones from fish […]

Published

27th November 2018
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Table Tips

The Invite is sent, the menu is settled, and the day is upon you! Sounds like everything’s organised but what about the table?   This is where you can get creative by crafting a beautiful backdrop for your delicious dinner or lavish lunch. Here are some ideas to get you started:   Colour Palette Be […]

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13th November 2018

How to Maintain Food Safety in the Kitchen

There’s nothing more satisfying than inviting friends and family over for a meal. But, do you practice good hygiene and food safety in your kitchen? Here’s how you can avoid potential problems: Cook Times Always check the packaging guidelines and follow the cooking instructions. All food must be cooked at the correct temperature and for […]

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24th October 2018
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Why Everyone should Learn to Cook

Home Economics or Food Technology? Were you taught to cook at school or at home? Whatever it was called, the basics you learned have probably set you in good stead and if you use them regularly they are well and truly honed. However, today we are regularly tempted with a vast selection of takeaway and […]

Published

10th October 2018

Gascony Reveals its Rich Harvest

August is a time when Gascony reveals its rich harvest – Ripe tomatoes, peppers, courgettes and aubergines and much more     Bumper Crops Blessed with warm summer sun, Gascony is truly beautiful with rolling hills, wooded valleys and flowing rivers from the Pyrenees to the Atlantic. The rich and fertile soils help to produce […]

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Fashionable Food Trends

It’s all about vegetarian and vegan food today – well at least that what it seems! There’s been a dramatic rise in interest and popularity so far this year and there are other trends which are emerging as the year progresses. From gut friendly food to adding a 4th meal to your day there are […]

Published

21st August 2018

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