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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In the kitchen at the Gascony Cookery School

The Gascony Cookery School: I can’t imagine residential cooking schools get better than this

I’ve done a lot of one-day cooking courses, and found something to love about each one. But this holiday had a new edge: a residential course. Four intensive days of cooking with a bit of gastronomic sightseeing, deep in the heart of one of France’s most famous regions for cuisine.  It was fabulous.   So great, […]

A Week in Gramont – Cooking Gascony Style

Take 2 Australian sisters on a 6 week tour of France, 2 sisters from the U.K., 1 single female professional, (who’s done the Leith Diploma course) and a keen food blogger in need of a break, and you have a recipe for one hell of an adventure in cuisine. Gerard was waiting for us at Toulouse […]

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28th January 2015

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