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The Armagnac of Gascony

Armagnac is a very aromatic brandy from Gascony. It was France’s first brandy and dates back more than 700 years. Despite its long history, Armagnac is often compared with Cognac. Superficially the two are really very similar: they are both wine-based spirits (eaux-de-vie de vin) from south-western France, produced in fundamentally in the same method […]

A Week in Gramont – Cooking Gascony Style

Take 2 Australian sisters on a 6 week tour of France, 2 sisters from the U.K., 1 single female professional, (who’s done the Leith Diploma course) and a keen food blogger in need of a break, and you have a recipe for one hell of an adventure in cuisine. Gerard was waiting for us at Toulouse […]

Published

28th January 2015
A view of Gascony

Gascony South West France

If there is one part of France that is still pure and undiscovered, it is definitely Gascony. Time seems to have stood in perfect tranquility in this astonishingly green scenery, with the best-preserved medieval properties and castles. Its beauty, lush geography, delectable cuisine, historic attractions and the thrill of having a wonderful calm vacation, is […]

Published

26th January 2015
Robin Smith in Gramont

Fond Memories and a Desire to Return

I had the good fortune to attend the Gascony Cookery School, with my friend Julie, last spring the experience will stay with me for a long time. Our adventure began with the scenic drive through the countryside from Toulouse. Gerard, our driver, spoke a little English, and we spoke even less French, but we managed to […]

Published

15th January 2015

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