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Food of Gascony 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.

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

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 […]

Published

15th July 2019

The Wine of Gascony

The Gascogne region in south west France is renowned for its production of Armagnac, a distinctive kind of brandy. Thanks to an increase of wine making in the district, it now produces almost as much wine as Alsace. This beautiful, lush green area covers all of Gers, as well as parts of Landes and Lot-et-Garonne. […]

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10th May 2017

The Gascony Cookery School – an overview

Dave and Vikki left the UK for a life of food and countryside in the heart of Gascony, France, back in 2002. Since then they haven’t looked back. In the UK Dave was a professional Chef for French cuisine, and it was through this that the two of them fell in love with the French […]

Festival Time in Gascony

A lot goes on in Gascony in the summer and here’s a few of the fantastic events you can experience in this beautiful part of the world….. Festival Tempo Latino Taking place in Vic-Fezensac in the heart of Gers, Gascony is this four day, four night festival of Latin, Afro-Caribbean, salsa, Latin Jazz and hip […]

Fish & Crustaceans – Another Amazing Week in Gramont by Julian Rolfe

The stunning Lot-et-Garonne region sits in the South West of France and is home to the Gascony Cookery School based in Gramont, run by David and Vikki Chance, and Bernard Corbière. The school runs from ‘Le Petit Feuillant’ chambre d’hote, the French equivalent of a Bed and Breakfast and ‘Le Petit Feuillant’ Auberge, the excellent traditional restaurant run by Bernard. I had […]

No Politics or Football – just Great Food!

Do you love relaxation and good food? A safe, peaceful environment where all you can hear are the birds singing? Beautiful rolling countryside in a rural area of France where crime is so low that a burglary will become front page news? If you answered yes to those questions then the Gascony Cookery School ticks […]

Tarte au citron recipe

A nice, fresh ‘lemony’ recipe for the summer…….. Ingredients for pate sablée (pastry) 310g plain flour 125g icing sugar 125g softened butter 2 eggs 3 tablespoons of double cream a pinch of salt Ingredients for the filling 3 lemons zest and juice (140ml in total) 3 large eggs or 4 medium eggs 90g caster sugar […]

Spring in Gascony

Our guests left on Wednesday and we have a few days off. We’re using the time wisely by having a good tidy up and doing some long awaited tasks in the garden. Lettuces, tomatoes, courgettes, peppers and other vegetables are now all planted and just waiting for the sun to encourage them to grow. This […]

The Start of our new Season at the Gascony Cookery School

A fabulous start to the new season! A great group of guests joined us this week, they totally immersed themselves into cooking and Gramont village life. All members of the group were extremely proud of their Gateaux Pitithiers and didn’t mind one bit sharing it with our wonderful neighbours, Gerard and Janine. In fact, our […]

A New Recipe – Ballotine de Poulet

  Follow this link to access the recipe: Ballotine de poulet We have a variety of courses still available, which you can click here to access    Dave, Vikki & Bernard xxx          

La Chasse – Celebration of the Hunt

Last weekend we were invited to the local hunt celebration. It’s a day when the members of the hunt prepare lunch for the village community. We were able to smell our lunch fifty metres before we arrive, where we find two wild boar on the spit. We begin with aperitifs around the fire, chatting and […]

Food of Gascony

Each region of France is renowned for it’s food traditions and Gascony is no exception. It is easy to understand why even the poorest peasants ate like kings and this is just a quick overview of what you would expect to find. In the 13th century the Benedictine monks developed the famous Prune d’Ente plum tree […]

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