Our Blog

Greetings from the South of France. We share with you our love of food, travel, culture and history, a bit of everything that makes life worth living. In this blog we hope not to bore you and maybe we will even inspire you to travel and explore and expand your horizons, to eat well and be well – A Love of Cooking with a taste of Provence.

February16, 2019
by Eric Fraudeau

What’s the best chocolate to use in cooking

One of the questions, we get often at our French cooking schools when we talk about chocolate is, ”what kind of chocolate should I use?” Click here to find out.

November15, 2018
by interncwc

Top 11 things to do in and around Uzès

Uzès is a wonderful little town, tucked away in the hills in the south of France, and surrounded by vineyards and nature. Even though it is a small town, it makes the perfect destination since there are so many things to do nearby! Here are the top 11 things to do in and around Uzès:

October21, 2018
by interncwc

Catering With Class – Behind the scenes of a gourmet luncheon

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an event that caters to 32 people? Read on to find out my perspective on the experience of catering to one such party.

October9, 2018
by interncwc

All the reasons you’ll fall in love with Uzès – Medieval city in the Gard Provençal

We’re pretty sure your first experience of Uzès won’t be your last! We’re giving you all the reasons to fall in love with Uzès, what to see, where to go. Oh, and as for restaurants, just ask us our restaurant recommendations the next time you’re in class!

September14, 2018
by Frédéric Duverger

Harvest time or hardest time for winemakers?

Ever wondered why that bottle of wine costs so much? While there are many factors that go into pricing, the weather plays a major part. See how climate change and global warming has affected winemaking in France.

August20, 2018
by interncwc

Carrières de Lumières in les Baux-de-Provence

Combining the quarries’ freshness, the exhibition’s artistic soul, and the Alpilles’ wonderful landscape, there is NO WAY you should come to the South of France without visiting Les Baux-de-Provence.

August9, 2018
by interncwc

Chez Lucette: a New Eco-Friendly Grocery store in Saint-Quentin

What is behind this little wheelbarrow? Discover the new eco-friendly grocery, a zero-waste grocery store in Saint-Quentin-La-Poterie, Chez Lucette, with owners Gaëlle and Thibault!

August7, 2018
by Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau

La Grotte de la Salamandre

Take a walk through this cavernous maze that is the Grotte de la Salamandre. Located 30 minutes from Uzès this is a lovely day-trip to take to help you and your family cool down on a hot Summer’s day.

August6, 2018
by Cook'n With Class

Joël Robuchon est parti – Chef Joël Robuchon is gone

Joel Robuchon dies at age 73 presumably from cancer. 33 years after setting foot into one of his kitchens, this news hits me like a brick. A great light has gone out – the second in a year for the world of French cuisine.

July18, 2018
by Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau

A Picnic in the South of France with the Horse Whisperer

Have you ever dreamed of riding in a horse-drawn carriage? It was with great delight that we ventured on a tour of the French countryside with our guide headed out for a picnic lunch. All part of our Week in Uzès culinary holiday program.