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French cooking 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.

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 […]

Published

12th June 2019
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Improve your Mood with Food

Do you get a buzz from cooking? Does cooking relax you? Therapeutic For many, cooking can be therapeutic – the peeling, chopping or grating of ingredients can do wonders for stilling an active mind. It could even be considered a form of mindfulness as you concentrate on the job in hand allowing you to slow […]

Published

28th June 2018

Frogs’ Legs and Snails

It’s a well known fact that Frog’s legs and snails are a French delicacy and have been for centuries. Well, they remain on the menu today but go hand in hand with some other gloriously delicious dishes too. It’s almost a rite of passage when visiting France to at least try ‘escargot’ or snails. To […]

Published

12th October 2017

Top Restaurants in the World

It would appear, that French officials have found a way to establish which restaurants in the world are the best and this is compiled in La Liste which was first released in 2016. It’s run by the former French Foreign Minister and current Deputy Chairman of the French Tourism Promotion Board Philippe Faure along with […]

Published

25th August 2017

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 […]

Another recipe – Two Pepper Soup

La Soupe aux Deux Poivrons – Two Pepper Soup Here’s a lovely warming soup for you to try – ideal for this chilly April weather!! It’s simple to make and looks really good…. Ingredients: 2 Red peppers 2 Yellow peppers 200g onions 2 cloves of garlic 200ml vegetable stock 20g fennel 20ml dry white wine […]

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          

Why we like being in Gascony……

The gastronomic food of the region, we’ve yet to taste better foie gras, confit or magret de canard In June the wonderful scent of garlic in the air In July we can’t stop smiling as we pass masses of fields of sunflowers Waking up to the views of the Pyrenees and watching the seasons change […]

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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