Cooking in Uzes Provence is as natural as it is obvious – there is a seriously foodie edge here, with its twice-weekly FOOD MARKETS, its passionate ARTISAN PRODUCERS and its people proud of their FOOD-RESPECTING HERITAGE.
This is a region where ancient traditions are forever linked to land and sea, and where ingredients burst with flavour, colour and sunshine! What could be more fabulous than letting smells and colours guide you in your decisions to buy, cook and eat?
Our courses are fun and achievable and always bear in mind today’s busy lifestyles. We use local, seasonal produce and widely available ingredients so that you can easily reproduce our dishes at home – wherever you are.
And because our recipes reflect the mellow Provençal mood, there is no a need to put yourself under pressure when cooking or entertaining. You’ll wind up with a GREAT REPERTOIRE of dishes that you’ll feel like making again and again – if only to remind you of your southern French experiences..
LE PISTOU offers a range of different courses, most costing €110 per person including lunch + wine, though a few classes are a little more (after all truffles and fish cost more than leeks!)
Cooking sessions are hands-on and last between 3-4 hours. They are followed by lunch and, depending on available space, it may be possible to invite a non-participating partner for lunch afterwards – this costs 40€ per person.
Our menus at LE PISTOU always follow the seasons and our recipes are chosen to teach valuable knife-SKILLS, prepping-TECHNIQUES and different cooking-METHODS. You’ll also learn how to adapt dishes to different seasons and ingredients.
It is also possible to incorporate a TUTORED WINE TASTING (we work in collaboration with Uzes Wine School) – providing a unique opportunity to learn about both FOOD and WINE and how one relates to the other.
Occasionally we offer a 2/3-day course on “INTUITIVE COOKING” – an incredibly innovative and valuable course where we learn to cook by combining naturally complementary flavours, and thus ultimately, cook spontaneously and instinctively without recipes. (To find out more about this click on Cooking with Flavours). We may even occasionally dabble in a little in MOLECULAR CUISINE for some foodie fun (and of course showing-off a bit)!
LE PISTOU – French Cooking Classes in Uzes Provence are are flexible, easy-going and fun. Fees include hands-on cooking sessions, lunch with wine, and you’ll take home all the information, checklists, recipes and tasting notes you might need to practice your new skills.
We also cater for private courses – ideal for small groups, culinary holidays and gourmet culinary vacations. And gift vouchers are also available.