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Cooking Holidays in France Archives - The Gascony Cookery School

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 […]

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18th March 2020

All about Hunger

Feeling Hungry? That’s your hunger hormones at work! Sometimes no matter how much we eat we constantly feel hungry but on the other hand we also need food to survive. It’s about getting the right amount of food at the right time and that’s where our brains come in. It dictates everything from thinking, behaving […]

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2nd March 2020
Gascony Cookery School what type of chef are you?

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

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

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

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! […]

French cheese blog - Gascony Cookery School

It’s Christmas time so let’s talk French Cheeses

As another year comes to end, and what a great year it was here at the Gascony Cookery School, it’s time to really indulge in what most of us love, and that’s food and drink. When you constantly work with food and those that love to cook and indulge perhaps more than some, it’s very […]

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19th December 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 […]

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21st 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

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