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Delicious Classes at Le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès

Cooking Classes in Uzès

I’ve been to about six local cooking classes offered by cooking schools in the Luberon, Alpilles and the Languedoc. I have to say, Le Pistou Cooking School, owned by Petra, is one of my favourites.

Petra’s kitchen is located down a little road in the centre of the medieval streets of Uzès, which is in Occitanie, just west of Provence. Uzès is a great stop if you’re visiting the amazing Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct or pottery town of Saint Quentin la Poterie. As the cooking classes are held in the mornings, you can visit these places after lunch… that’s if you aren’t too in need of a sieste after all that delicious food and wine. Continue reading here for the contributor blog post by Curious Provence, and her photos of the class participants and delicious results.

Tarte Soleil - Puff-Pastry Appetizer
From the chef, "Provençals like things sunny and pretty, so this is a popular take on the local, traditional fougasse. It can be filled with any strong-flavoured spreadable mixture such as tapenade or anchoiade or a sundried-tomato paste or even a spinach/ricotta or goat cheese." 
Check out this recipe
Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Blue Cheese Tarte Soleil
Provencale Vegetable Tian
A vegetable tian is quick to prepare. You can use a selection of fresh vegetables that you have on hand. Enjoy my traditional Provencal version below.
Check out this recipe
Provencal Vegetable Tian


Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Entry

Le Pistou Cookery School

Petra Carter, the dynamic founder of le Pistou Cookery School, is a lady with an Irish lilt and a sparkle in her eyes. Her move to the historical town of Uzès was far from a straight path to the South of France. Le Pistou Cookery School is centrally located in Uzès, right next to the tourist office and steps away from the main boulevard. The large, open kitchen is well-suited for cooking demonstrations and for class participants to join the action. Cooking with Provencal flavours at Le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès.

Click here for Petra’s Ratatouille Tian Estival recipe (photo below).

Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Baked Ratatouille Tian


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Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

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