French Cuisine – Fragrant Provencal Feasts

French Cuisine – Fragrant Provencal Feasts

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Duration: One Day
Theme: French Cuisine
Level: Intermediate
Price: £160 weekends, £140 mid-week

We have a series of three cookery courses featuring French cuisine, focusing on regions famous for their distinctive and delicious recipes – Gascony, Provence and Normandy & Brittany.

Cooking of Provence

As well as being know for it’s sunshine, Provence is a region of huge culinary variation – from sheep reared on mountain sides covered in fragrant, wild herbs; to farms producing the ripest, most flavourful fruit and vegetables; to the coast with its bountiful harvest of fish and shellfish. Our course will enable you to recreate wonderful Provençal dishes, so reminiscent of summer holidays, at home.

Dishes typically included on the Cooking of Provence course are:

Globe Artichoke, Mustard Vinaigrette

Soup au Pistou

Tomato Tart with Tapenade, Onion Compote & Goat’s Cheese

Roast Lamb, Tian of Provençal Vegetables

Roast Monkfish Tail with Provençal Mussels

Lavender Crème Brulée


Techniques covered in this course include:

  • Artichoke preparation, dressing technique and variations
  • Knife skills in preparation of the soup, flavouring variations
  • Provençal tart preparation techniques and variations
  • Lamb preparation, searing and roasting
  • How to tell when meat is cooked, importance of resting meat 
  • Vegetable preparation, cooking and construction of a tian 
  • Fish filleting, shellfish preparation, sauce preparation and variations
  • Crème Brulée preparation and alternative flavourings
The above dishes are representative of the recipes taught on this cookery course. However, Swinton Park Cookery School reserve the right to change any or all of these dishes, as circumstances require.

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To book this course please contact the Cookery School:

Tel: 01765 680969

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