A relaxed friendly hands-on cooking holiday in the Dordogne, France
T: 0033 (0)553 302405             M: 0033 (0)622 655789             Bombel, 24290, St Amand de Coly, Dordogne, France              Google Maps

Sample Menus

The following dishes are just a few of the many we teach here...



Orange and Walnut Salad with Chorizo and Feta and a Soft Poached Egg

Garlic and Almond Soup with Griddled Garlic Bread

Chilled Tomato and Fennel Soup with Basil Essence and Black Olive Oil

Pear and Walnut Salad
Classic French Omelette


Main Courses:

Pan-Fried Magret (duck breast) with a Fig and Balsamic Sauce

Pan-Fried Sea Bass with a Pastis Sauce

Orange and Garlic-studded Leg of Lamb with a Plum Tomato and Fennel Ragout

Hake Fish Cakes and Buttered Spinach with a Crab and Seafood Bisque

Slow Roasted Belly Pork with a Normandy Cider Gravy and Crackling!

Pommes Dauphinoise
Pommes Sarladaises
Pommes Puree
Pommes Boulangers

Fresh Home Made Pasta



Panna Cotta (Italian set vanilla cream) with Fresh Seasonal Raspberries

Crème Brûlée (the real thing!)

Chocolate Cups with Biscuit d'Amande and
Chilled Monbazillac (local sweet dessert wine)

Delice au Chocolat with Orange Ice Cream and Orange Jelly

Rhubarb Curd Tart with Poached Rhubarb & Stem Ginger Ice Cream
Basil Ice Cream (goes beautifully with our Brûléed Lemon Tart)

Black Pepper Ice Cream with Fresh Seasonal Strawberries (black pepper 'n strawberries: a classic already!)

Tarte Tatin with Cinnamon Ice cream

Bits 'n Bobs:

Spun Sugar and Caramel
Fougasse (Provençal flat bread flavoured with rosemary and thyme)

Roquette and Almond Pesto (a French variation on a classic Italian sauce)

Garlic Croutons (big 'n' rustic!)

Classic Pastry


















































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5 Day/5 Night Cooking Courses Include:

  • Expert hands-on tuition with British chef

  • All courses conducted in English

  • All cooking ingredients, equipment and aprons

  • A continental breakfast each day

  • Lunch each day

  • Dinner
    (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

  • Tea, coffee and wine

  • An evening meal on the day of your arrival

  • En suite centrally-heated accommodation

  • Recipe pack containing all the dishes cooked during your stay

  • Entrance fees to places visited

  • Private and secluded pool

  • Internet and Email

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    Some of the things you'll be doing on the cooking course:

    Learn how to cook pastries, breads and soups

    Select and prepare the best fish and shellfish

    Butcher common joints of meat

    Cook classic French and Italian sauces

    Construct modern dressings

    Master the art of stylish contemporary food presentation