If you love Mediterranean cooking and wish to try your hand at it at home, you will likely be using: Olive oil, garlic, onion, tomato & bell peppers, figs, lemons, oranges & peaches. Mediterranean cooking is a healthy cooking. It focuses on simple cooking techniques even if that does not always mean short cooking times.
Mediterranean cooking refers to the cooking in any of the various countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. The Provencal Cuisine of France is part of Mediterranean cooking. But the south of France can include both Provencal and Mediterranean cuisine.
Some herbs & spices which you will find in Mediterranean cooking are cumin, coriander, oregano, star anise, mint, basil & saffron to name a few.
Mediterranean cooking has been in focus many times for its health benefits which many would say account for the “bonne mine” as the French say (healthy look), of the inhabitants ofthe Mediterranean region.
The way we approach Mediterranean cooking at Cook’n with Class Uzès, is by using perfect seasonal products cooked simply to ensure that the flavor of the product is exactly what we are looking for. Our Mediterranean cooking classes focuses on the cuisine of southern France. In the Summer you can expect more dishes including, la Tielle Sètoise (a savory squid pastry). In the Winter your French Mediterranean cooking could include Guardianne de Tureaux (a Carmarguese stew made from bull meat). Not to say that you can’t have a Guardianne in Summer since the ingredients making up this dish are available almost year-round – but each season typically has its dish. The best way to approach Mediterranean cooking is with simplicity and freshness. Bon appétit and see you in class!
Come & explore our local French markets every Tuesday & Wednesday and partake in an important part of French culture. Learn how to select the freshest ingredients for wonderful and delicious Mediterranean French recipes. Join us!
We will start off at the market, selecting the freshest fish & seafood. No need to be afraid of fish. We’ll assist you in create the perfect fish stock, bouillabaisse and other Mediterranean fish recipes in a very hands-on French cooking class experience.
Come learn delicious & decadent desserts renowned in the South of France. Think fruits, nuts and olive oil. In this class we will delve into desserts such as the nougat glacé, the fougasse d’aigues mortes and use ingredients like safran & lavender.
With over 250 cheeses & 27,000 wineries in France, a short holiday wouldn’t be enough to explore them all. Our Sommelier guides you through a selection of local cheeses paired with local wines, teaching valuable technics in cheese & wine pairing.
Step inside the chef’s kitchen accompanied by an experienced sommelier and enjoy an evening of wine pairing to the beautiful composed tasting plates whipped up by our chef. This is a hands-off class. Just sit back and let us be your guides.
Week in Uzès: 5-days of intensive cooking, baking, tours & degustation. Hands-on French cooking experience. Explore markets, visit producers, & partake in a one-of-a-kind learning experience. All skill levels welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
We can design a Culinary vacation package for your group. Classes can include any of our regular courses or theme-based sessions & tours. Customized packages include all but transportation to Uzès and lodging. Contact us & tell us about your needs.
Need a bit more attention or traveling as a group? Why not consider our private French cooking classes which are tailored to your needs and desires. This is great fun for families or friends or even individuals who want a little extra chef time.
Rejoignez-nous pour un cours de cuisine autour de la douceur des desserts avec, comme base, les ingrédients le plus souvent utilisés dans les cuisines provençale et méditerranéenne. Des classiques revisités par notre chef ! Des saveurs du Sud !