A relaxed friendly hands-on cooking holiday in the Dordogne, France
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The following are links to the various food and drink-related companies that we feel offer exceptional quality and value for money, or just tickled our fancy...

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As The Guardian says of Brays Cottage Pork Pies, "Taking the pork pie to the next level". Bray's Cottage share a virtual coffee with us every Wednesday at Sarlat Market - why not join us?" Follow Brays Cottage Pork Pies on Twitter
Elephant garlic for sale from West Dorset. Can supply direct or online to both trade and retail outlets and individuals.

Buy Wine Online...
Great Selection, Great Prices, Wine Reviews, Wine & Food Pairings and More...
Cooking4Chumps the online cook book
(My favourite site at the moment - witty, myth-busting & full of really useful tips and advice - Jim)

Cocktail Recipes - Mixed Drinks - Cocktails
Thousands of free cocktail recipes, bartending guides, tutorials and tips for cocktails, mixed drinks and bartending in general.

French Food and Easy French Recipes
The history and culture of French food and wine. Traditional French recipes, with their background.

My Foody Blog

Buy Serrano/Iberico Hams
Spanish Serrano and Iberico hams delivered to your door... Dispatched from sun-kissed Andalucia in southern Spain to your door within the week, you can be eating one of Spain's most sought after food exports.

Gemma Driver, Food Writer
A great foodie site with a refreshing no-nonsense approach.  Enthusiastically hosted by food writer Gemma Driver, and full of stuff about French food, life in France, recipes, tips, articles, and more...

Recipes is a unique website offering recipes, articles on entertaining and menu planning, helpful cooking tips and more.

Popular Traditional Argentina Foods
Great site for discovering this amazing country's food and recipes.  Check out their recipe for Chocolate Bread, and a great page on Argentine Main Courses.

Ground Beef Recipes (US)
Free ground beef recipes including 13 free downloadable cookbooks.  Lots of free roast beef, beef stew and other beef recipes.

Mills Pride (US) - can save you a significant amount of money on quality kitchen and bath cabinetry by Mills Pride, KraftMaid, Kitchen Craft and Riviera cabinetry .

Servu-Online (US)

Description: Purchase quality bar stools, restaurant equipment, restaurant supply, bar equipment and bar supplies. All in stock restaurant supplies and restaurant furniture ship within 24 business hours

Alcohol drink recipes
Get the tips on innovative recipes like mixed drink recipes and alcohol drink recipes. Discover various kinds of cooking tips, top secret recipes and cooking affiliate programs. Get the best, quick and easy dinner ideas. Recipes
A recipe and cooking site offering free recipes and articles on healthy and delicious food!

A French Touch
All the french gastronomie. The famous french food, buy products directly from the producers, a trip from the Champagne to the foie gras. Restaurants, recipes, products all the french gastronomy.
This site is dedicated to free online food recipes, dinner recipes easy and tasteful, cheesecake recipes and you can also do some online shopping for food products and housewares, we also have a section on wedding cakes and birthday cakes.

Ruby Glen
Family, home and hobby resources including free craft patterns, and links to free clip art, recipes, holidays, and much more!

Your Cooking Tips
Cooking and kitchen tips, tricks, talk and techniques.
Wine travel, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay & Brasil
LATIN WINE TOURS - our industry knowledge background, warmth & friendship, will introduce you to the Southern Cone wineries - Chile, Argentina, Uruguay & Brasil - that will reward you with a rich experience in the - vitis vinifera world.  Hard to forget.

Aunt Irene's 1001 Mediterranean Recipes
A free, large collection of tasty as well as healthy Mediterranean recipes, ethnic dishes, weekly menus, cooking tips, a complete calorie counter, a beautiful photo gallery, calendars, maps, local history and geography, treasure hunt and nice gifts for our visitors.

The French Gourmet Store brings you the finest in regional gourmet products
from France ... from French foie gras to delicious escargots and mushrooms &
truffles to fine French chocolates.
Pepper-Passion is a source for gourmet Peppercorns, natural Sea Salts, and Salt & Pepper Mills handcrafted in rare and exotic hardwoods, including their signature "Aphrodite" Pepper Mill design.  The perfect gift for any occasion.
We support the Slowfood Movement - check out their aims, and benefit from a healthier, more integrated life.
Recipes and tips for lovers of good food and gourmet cooking  
The popular and favourite recipe and cooking site of the beginner cook to the kitchen pro. Lobsters and Free Food
Online guide to know about lobsters

Zest Gourmet
Zest Gourmet provides high quality olive oils, vinegars, sauces, spices, mushrooms, stocks, cooking tools and gifts for people that love gourmet food.

Savvy Cooking Online
cooking resources galore!

French Wine Explorers:
Luxury wine and culinary tours of France, led by wine experts.

Food History, Facts, Quotes, Events, Recipes
Articles & trivia about food; modern, classic and historic recipes, culinary quotes, historic events, food humor and poetry, cooking schools & tours, food art, crosswords, cookbook reviews, and a weekly newsletter.

Stunning quality and good value French and New World wines delivered to your door.

Wholesale Food and Drink, UK suppliers directory

French Food And Cook
French food and recipes
An Insane Chicken's Gourmet Gift Catalog. is an Internet catalog of Hot Sauces, BBQ Sauces, Condiments, rubs and Gifts for people whose taste buds appreciate a change from the ordinary.

Bacchus Cellars
Bacchus Cellars sells all aspects of the epicurean lifestyle including gourmet food, and gift baskets... Fast shipping, secure ordering.
Great site for recipes and food chatter from around the world.

ART O COOKING - A great website for Cooking information!

Cooking Vacations in Spain, Portugal & Italy

Wine Ratings - Wine ratings, wine and winery related information for the enjoyment of fine wines.

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Beverage Lids
Scan Holdings is a leading manufacturer & supplier of aluminum beverage lids & packaging products at comparative rates.

Dine with French Country Linens!
Claudia Claudine is bringing people together for mealtimes through a beautiful collection of stain proof
Provencal tablecloths & vinyl tablecloth oilcloths for any home, garden, restaurant, upholstery decor, or unique
occasion such as a wedding, conference, or party (gift wrapped & imported directly from Southern France).

Chef Kitchen Knife Cutlery
American online store featuring cutlery, kitchen knives, and kitchen utensils.

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Eating Out
Best Restaurants
Find Best restaurants in the world at city-eating. City eating is hub for the best city restaurants guide. Voted for by the public and allows readers to add their own honest reviews of restaurants they have visited. Best London restaurants, Paris restaurants.

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French Property

French property & living in France

Chateaux for sale across all regions of France. Over 5000 properties for sale - something for every budget!

IndigoGuide France Holiday Resorts
Comprehensive guide to most resorts and regions in France for the UK traveler
Discover the REAL Provence - its food and wine, its towns and villages, its culture and lifestyle, etc - at
For regional information and more...

Go to France - eurway
Welcome to France à la Carte, Ireland's first magazine dedicated to the Independent Traveler in France!

France For Families
An online travel guide to family holidays in France

Information about France

Information about France

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Chef Stuff

Study Hospitality Management, Restaurant & Culinary Courses
Le Cordon Bleu Australia. Advancing gastronomy, hospitality management and culinary arts education in Sydney and Adelaide, Australia. Study for a career in the hospitality, Restaurant & Meetings Industries.

Top Culinary Schools at Culinary Institute
Degree culinary programs featuring le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts program.  Degrees offered in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality and Restaurant Management.  Many schools to choose from.

Culinary Arts Training
An independent resource for culinary school students to research and compare the world of Culinary Institutes and Cooking Schools.

Culinary Arts
How to become a chef in culinary arts.  How to master cuisines, learn with us.

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Dordogne - Magnificent Barn with Pool Sleeping up to 10
Set in tranquil rural countryside near to Sarlat and Montignac, this beautifully presented barn offers the holiday of your dreams. All rooms en suite. Central heating. Children welcome. Suitable for extended families. Reduced rates for smaller parties.

Appletons Farmhouse B&B in Central France
Restful B&B in Centre of France, near Argenton sur Creuse, ideal for a weeks stay or stopping point on your way to your course at "Cooking in France" in the Dordogne, 61/2 hrs from Calais and 10 mins off A20, ex 17. 4 Rms, 2 on Grnd FL for limited mobility guests.
Self Catering Gite in Brittany, France
Description: A beautiful 2 bedroom self-catering holiday cottage / gite in Brittany, in a quiet hamlet near Dinan, ideal for couples and families with children

Hotel Crystal Saint Germain Here is the official site of the Hotel Crystal Saint Germain in Paris

Hotel le Regent
Here is the official site of the Hotel le Regent in Paris

Hotel Home Latin
Here is the official site of the Hotel Home Latin in Paris

Hotel Saint Germain
Here is the official site of the Hotel Saint Germain in Paris

Hotel Moliere
Here is the official site of the Hotel Moliere in Paris

South of France Hotel
Description: South of France Hotel, Carcassonne Languedoc

Nice Pebbles: provides holiday apartments in central Nice for a range of budgets. All of our rental apartments in Nice offer comfort, cleanliness, and convenience. Nice Pebbles take great pride in our vacation apartments and we strive to be competitive both in price and quality.

Holiday in France – Self Catering Rental Accommodation
If you are searching for very reasonably priced self catering gite holiday cottage rental accommodation in the centre of France, then we hope that one of our gites is just for you.

Gite Accommodation Dordogne
A beautiful converted barn providing luxury gite accommodation in the Dordogne, France. Swimming pool. Sleeps up to 12 in total comfort. Stunning views. Sole gite on site.

IndigoGuide French Hotels and Accommodation
Independent guide to accommodation in France - B&B's, hotels, cttages and more.
Cheap Hotels Bristol
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Listed in the cookery holidays section of the travel-quest specialist travel directory

Holiday Rental Accommodation in France - Pure France

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Find cooking holidays, training courses and lessons

A Les Trois Chênes Painting Holidays, Limousin, France
Step back in time to enjoy painting and drawing in the beautiful landscape at the heart of rural France. Be inspired by our châteaux and lakes, indulge in our delicious local specialities and traditional dishes. Relax in our charming farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and Gite accommodation. Where our lawns and gardens end - Limousin begins.

Dreams of Greece
Property for Sale and Holiday Lets in Greece
Houses and land for sale in the Peloponnese region of Greece. Holiday let villas and apartments in the Peloponnese and the Greek Islands.

Tolo Villa - Greece
Villa on the Beach in Greece
Holiday let villa on the beach in Tolo, in the Peloponnese region of Greece

Mili Villa - Greece
Villa on the Beach in Greece
Holiday let villa in beautiful secluded location, with gardens ending right on the beach! In the Peloponnese, Greece.

Burgundy on a Plate
Personalised wine & gastronomy discovery tours in the Heart of Burgundy. Private vineyard tours & tastings, gourmet dining, cooking courses, wine & cheese tasting, golf, gastronomy and more, for one day or one week.
Unforgettable moments in hidden Spain. We've stayed here and loved it - very welcoming and peaceful. Most languages spoken by the friendly owners, Ariane and Rainer. Great food - a 'must' would be the local cheese and meat platters, the flavoured breads and the cod's liver (don't tell Rainer!) at restaurant "Cal Lluis" just ten minutes down the road.

Tuscany Cooking Holidays
Book your next cooking holiday with us and get closed to the
beauty of Tuscany Italy. Learn cooking while traveling to beautiful places of Tuscany.

Guided Archaeological Holidays in France - Fancy a guided archaeological holiday around the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ - the Vezere Valley in the Dordogne?

UK Airport Parking and Hotels.

Corporate Team Building Exercise - Private Cooking Parties California
Hands On Gourmet cooking class parties are a delicious way to celebrate birthdays, bridal showers, and other special occasions and they serve as  wonderful and unique team building exercises In california.

IndigoGuide Travelling to France
Useful information on how to plan your travel in France for your holidays.

Vacation Packages
London vacations, Italian vacations and Paris vacation packages from Virgin Vacations.
For a superb golfing holiday set in beautiful surroundings.

Yoga Holidays
Yoga has both a philosophical and a practical dimension.

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French Lessons
Learn French in London with French tutors oe Online PC to PC

Online food ordering system
Online food ordering system empowering you with online restaurant menu, quick food ordering system, restaurant guide ensuring you best quality and timely food delivery.

The Best Restaurant in Portland
For over 10 years the Saucebox has been known as the best restaurant in portland to many people living in the area. The next time your in Portland, Oregon stop by the restaurant and try for yourself

Spinney Kitchen
A family run, business based in rural North Lincolnshire,
Selling a wide range of Olive Oils, vinegars, herbs, spices and teas as
well as producing their own range of chutneys and mustards. - Restaurant Directory and information on the web.
Unique gifts for women and men, all with a touch of France - soaps, beauty products, homewares and gourmet treats sourced direct from the south of France

Buddy-up on is a great place to buddy up, make new friends and take part in activities like runing, climbing, language swap, golf or social / fundraising events.  Create your photo gallery, record your goals and plan the year ahead with What’s On Who’s Going calendar of events.

Hot Air Balloons
Virgin Hot Air Balloon Flights offers the best experience in Hot Air Ballooning in UK.

Online Website directory Listing
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Gatwick Airport Parking

Secure and easy to book Gatwick airport parking.
Contemporary Bar Stools
Offers contemporary bar stools including wrought iron, wooden,
metal, swivel and chrome bar stools.
Here you will find everything you need to turn a house into a home. - Refrigerators Freezers & More – Wholesale restaurant equipment, commercial refrigeration and food service equipment

Wholesale restaurant equipment & bar equipment: refrigeration & commercial kitchen equipment. Free shipping. Guaranteed lowest prices. Complete food service equipment projects.

Loquax Competitions
Loquax Competitions

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Prices start at just €130 per person.

You can choose from our flexible range of one-day, two-day or three-day cooking courses, or come for our great value five-day/five-night cooking holiday

Courses and holidays can be residential or non-residential - it's your choice.  Non-cooking friends/partners welcome.

A cooking holiday can be cheaper than you think - find out how much our great value cooking holidays actually cost - you'll be pleasantly surprised!



Self-catering holiday accommodation

Just want a relaxing holiday?

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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

  • Want to be sure? Read our great testimonials

    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