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French Cookery School 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.

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

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 […]

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! […]

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 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

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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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
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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

What a Fantastic Week We’ve Had!

The Gascony Cookery School is in full swing, with another Foundation Cookery Course 1 being successfully completed last week. There was a distinctly Celtic ambiance with students from Northern Ireland and Scotland creating some wonderful dishes, including ballotine of chicken. Although this term usually refers to a boned and stuffed chicken thigh, at the Gascony […]

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Latest News from Gramont

Spring has arrived in Gramont in the heart of Gascony – just in time for our first guests of the season.  We’ve had a full house, with our eager students arriving from USA and Australia! For the Americans it was a big family affair, with nine parents, daughters, daughters in law and a brother and […]

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24th May 2018
Gascony Cookery School - top tips for maintaining an efficient kitchen

Top Tips to Maintain an Efficient Kitchen at Home

Life is so busy and anywhere we can cut corners we will. However, doing this in the kitchen can be difficult if you like home cooked food with fresh ingredients. So, we’ve come up with some ideas to help you save time but still cook wholesome and nutritious dishes. Top tips: Get a Good Quality […]

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19th April 2018
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Ways to Improve your Palate

As children, it’s common to dislike some foods even without trying them – it may be its smell, appearance or consistency that just simply puts you off. Once tried it’s often the texture or taste that can totally ruin any chance of it appearing on your plate again any time soon!  Plus, taste can also […]

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23rd March 2018
Gascony Cookery School Larousse Gastronomique

A Trustworthy Source of Gastronomique Know How

If you love cooking and are interested in finding out more about different culinary techniques then the Larousse Gastronomique is the book for you. It’s most definitely one of the world’s largest classic culinary reference books available from bookstores, practically the ‘Holy Grail’ of cookery books. In fact, just in the UK alone it has […]

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8th March 2018

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