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Thank you for visiting the Gascony Cookery School News Page. Here you will find all the news and latest information that relates to the cookery school in France, and the things that we find interesting and worth sharing with you.

Michel Roux blog - Gascony Cookery School

Michel Roux Senior 1941 -2020

As you may have seen in recent news, world renowned chef and restaurateur Michel Roux has died. He was aged 78. Born in France, Michel Roux at the age of 14, was taken on as an apprentice to a grand pâtissier near Paris. Here, he spent three years honing his skills. Following some time as […]

Published

18th March 2020
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What type of cook are you?

Do you find cooking a chore? Or do you run into the kitchen every day relishing the chance of whipping up a gourmet three course meal? If you’re reading this, the chances are you love cooking, but did you know, there are several types of cooks so read on to find out more…. Nutritional Gatekeeper […]

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20th February 2020

We’d like to talk about your language!

Can you think of a phrase or idiom in the English language that uses food to describe something? Have you ever used the phrase ‘couch potato’ about an idle person or ‘it was a piece of cake’ because a task was easy? These are great examples of idioms in the English language.     In […]

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30th January 2020

Does mustard cut it for you?

Mustard, it’s a little like Marmite, you either love it or hate it! Some us just have to have on hotdogs or burgers and many dishes would not taste quite the same without it. Measuring between 1 to 2 mm in diameter, the seeds come from three types of mustard plants; black, brown Indian and […]

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20th November 2019

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 […]

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29th October 2019

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 […]

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! […]

Plaice with Fish Velouté Gascony Cookery School

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 […]

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27th November 2018
Gascony Cookery School - Table tips blog

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
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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 […]

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10th October 2018
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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 […]

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21st August 2018
Perception of taste Gascony Cookery School

Have you got Good Taste?

We all have different perceptions of taste. We all know someone who has a sweet tooth or others who prefer more savoury salty foods. It all comes down to various factors which can affect the way we perceive taste. Here are some of those factors: Smell All cooked foods, and many raw foods too, tend […]

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6th August 2018

Lemons, Lemons and more Lemons

Lemons are so versatile. Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre and other health-promoting nutrients, lemons are available throughout the year but summer is their peak season. Eat them in slices, drink lemon juice water, make fresh lemonade, garnish food particularly fish, caramelise their peels, and use their juice and peels in cooking. All this, and […]

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18th July 2018
Gascony Cookery School scaling fish

Fish and Crustacean Course 2018

A multitude of fish and crustacean dishes were prepared in this first Fish and Crustacean course for the year. Many recipes and techniques were demonstrated by chefs David and Bernard and then practiced by the participants. All the delicious dishes prepared were then eaten! The general consensus of the group was that this was an […]

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3rd July 2018

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