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Join a Cook’n with Class Culinary Adventures in Uzès

Charming, was what Nutmeg expected from the Tuesday market in Saint Quentin la Poterie; a village known for its collection of resident artisans (40+) and the annual European Ceramic Festival – Terralha. This town was the birthplace of Joseph Monier the inventor of reinforced concrete. As a tribute to the creator, a raised concrete canopy acts as to shelter market stalls from sun and rain.

Saint Quentin la Poterie #market @PerfProvence Saint Quentin la Poterie #market @PerfProvence

A small group of foodies from San Diego, Paris (via Texas), Uzés (via Atlanta) and three Canadians were following Chef Eric Fraudeau around Saint Quentin la Poterie’s farmers market, one morning in June. The objective was to select ingredients for the cooking class and (hopefully) lunch. The only thing that was clear was that rabbit would not be on the menu as the participants attending the week-long culinary holiday had eaten “bunny” the day before.

Chef Eric flittered from one vendor to the next, pointing out unique food items and prodding the group to sample local favourites.  Basil, garlic cream anyone? It’s delicious. The menu changed several times in 45-minutes as market bags filled with tapenade and bread for the apéro, fresh monkfish for the appetizer course, lamb shoulder for the main and apricots (with a yet to be disclosed surprise) for dessert.

Continue reading here for more photos of the Tuesday morning market in Saint Quentin la Poterie and for details on the market cooking class, and culinary holidays by Cook’n with Class Uzès.

Hard at work @Cooknwithclass @PerfProvence

Menu du Jour @CooknwithClass @PerfProvence

Cook’n with Class Uzès
Chemin du Moulin de Chalier
Arpaillargues 30700
Tel: +33 (0)4 66 01 35 15

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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