Learn To Cook – French Style

Food — By Phillippa Stewart on July 11, 2010 at 8:29 am

Why not try something completely different next time you visit Nice? Instead of eating out – eat in. There are a few cooking courses offered in the city and what better way to keep your holiday fresh in your mind when you get back home?

Petits Farcis is run by Rosa Jackson. Rosa is a food critic and cookbook author – you may have seen her work in Australian Gourmet Traveller, France Magazine, The Evening Standard, Food and Travel Magazine, Time Out South of France, and Time Out Paris Eating and Drinking Guide. Her book Gourmet Paris won the Gourmet World Cookbook award for best travel guidebook in 2007.

The menu varies according to season. In the spring you can expect to cook with young broad beans, wild asparagus, bitter oranges and artichokes. Summer you will experiment with ratatouille and salade nicoise. Autumn play with the vegetable harvest and in winter soups are the order of the day.

Classes take place in a 400 year old building (now with air-conditioning) on Rue du Jésus.

Classes are available every day of the week except Monday and have a maximum of 6 participants. The minimum class size is 2. Usually, classes take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The cooking class and a four course lunch costs 160 Euros per person and if you want to include a tour of the local market as well it is an extra 35 Euros per person. The course last about 4 hours, but allow an extra hour and a half for the market tour. Five day intense cooking classes are also offered.

To book a class, and for more information visit: http://www.petitsfarcis.com

All this talk of food made you hungry? For a little inspiration now check out these Nice recipe sites: http://www.nicerendezvous.com/car/nice-cooking/accueil.html, and http://www.aftouch-cuisine.com/recipes-theme/nice+france+foods.htm

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