Post Tagged with: "French cuisine"

French cooking | Chef Poul’s classic French onion soup recipe

French cooking | Chef Poul’s classic French onion soup recipe

French onion soup is a timeless classic, perfect for vegetarians and cheese lovers alike. The perfect starter for Christmas dinner, or a perfect meal within itself. So you can imagine, I was thrilled when Chef Poul, from our cooking holiday in Brittany, sent over his version for me – it […]

by December 14, 2018 Recipes
Gâteau Pithiviers – sweet French almond pie recipe

Gâteau Pithiviers – sweet French almond pie recipe

Try to resist this delicious enclosed puff pastry and almond pie recipe from our chefs in France. Go on, we dare you! The classic gateau Pithiviers is an absolute stunner. And don’t be misled by the pie part, this puff pastry dessert is delicate, sweet and a firm taste bud […]

by October 3, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
French cooking | Chef David’s tarte aux pommes recipe

French cooking | Chef David’s tarte aux pommes recipe

Now we aren’t going to get into a debate about whether a traditional British apple pie is better than a French tarte aux pommes (that’s French for apple pie!). All we know is we are a fan of both and would quite happily eat either. Chef David and his co-chef […]

by September 17, 2018 Recipes
Pumpkin velouté recipe

Pumpkin velouté recipe

This classic French recipe comes from the kitchen of one of our French cooking and wine holiday hosts and makes a perfect starter or light lunch option. There is no messing around with complex ingredients – this dish is simple, allowing the full flavour of the pumpkin to show off. Serves 4 […]

by July 18, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
French stuffed chicken (Ballotine de Poulet) recipe

French stuffed chicken (Ballotine de Poulet) recipe

This traditional French recipe comes from the kitchen of our chefs David and Bernard in Toulouse, who know a thing or two about great French cuisine. When they aren’t compiling their own versions of classic recipes, they run wonderful French cooking and wine holidays in South West France. Translated, ‘ballotine’ […]

by July 8, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
French cooking | Poul’s white asparagus with grilled scallops, spinach, black pudding and curry & apple cider sauce

French cooking | Poul’s white asparagus with grilled scallops, spinach, black pudding and curry & apple cider sauce

One of our gorgeous cooking holidays, in the Brittany region of France, has just been awarded one of The 9 Best European Tours for 2018 – by SmarterTravel, and this recipe is an easy way to see why! Between the Michelin star food, array of wine and ciders, stunning French […]

by May 8, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
9 cookery holidays to suit every type of foodie

9 cookery holidays to suit every type of foodie

If you love food, we have GOT food, along with amazing cookery holidays where you can take home the cooking skills to replicate high end, Michelin star food, or the handmade, homemade pastas made throughout the kitchens of Italy. From carbs, to gluten free, from desserts to seafood, we have […]

by January 25, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Travel advice
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Guest review: Mike relives his French cookery break in Gramont, Gascony

Mike and his friend decided to celebrate their 50 year friendship anniversary in style, so they chose the all inclusive French cookery short break with hosts David and Vikki. I got to have a chat with Mike for the inside scoop on how his three nights went (which led to us talking […]

Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

It’s not everyday you make it on The Telegraph’s list of 25 holidays that could change your life — but today, we made it three times over! We are so pleased to have been chosen for spots 1, 12 and 21 with some of our best activity holidays. Here’s the rundown: #1: […]

4 cooking holiday experiences you haven’t considered yet

4 cooking holiday experiences you haven’t considered yet

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a self-proclaimed chef, cooking holidays beat cooking at home for four reasons. One: you gain access to recipes and ingredients that tingle your tastebuds. Two: you get to meet other cooks who share your passion for food and cooking. Three: you’ll be cooking in […]

by September 9, 2017 Cooking holidays and wine