French Culinary Tours : Intensive Cooking with TIK

November 16, 2020  |  By Peg Kern
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We’re featuring our French culinary tours this week. France is one of our favorite destinations for a cooking vacation, and one that we’ve working in for over 20 years. No wonder: it’s considered one of the culinary capitals of the world. Specifically we’re featuring some of our best intensive cooking vacations in France:Kitchen in the French Alps

  • Cooking in Gascony
  • Cooking in the French Alps
  • Savor the Flavors of the Languedoc
  • Cooking in Brittany

Check out all of our intensive cooking vacations!

Many of our clients looking for a culinary tour in France are interested in intensive cooking. Often these savvy travelers have been to France before – they’ve seen the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, they’ve sunned themselves in Provence, they’ve explored the castles or the Loire. What they want are hands-on cooking classes featuring authentic regional and classic French cuisine.

Plating dishes made during your cooking classes in FranceCooking in Gascony
Enjoy this intensive cooking program in Gascony, in southwest France. You’ll learn regional French dishes such as cassoulet and foie gras, not to mention a variety of classic dishes and desserts.

Working in the kitchen during your culinary vacation in FranceCooking in the French Alps
This culinary tour is different than the others – instead of the cooking school environment, you cook with your hostess in the amazing kitchen of her beautiful chalet B&B. The casual and beautiful surroundings are the perfect foil for the intensive cooking sessions, which can be tailored to suit your tastes.

Savor the Flavors of the Languedoc
We think the Languedoc is one of the most wonderful regions in France, and it has first class food and wine. Your hostess and instructor is a food writer, cookbook author, and accomplished chef, and she will teach you the fine cuisine of the Languedoc during this pff-the-beaten-path culinary tour.

Cheese at a market in FranceCooking in Brittany
Join us for a week in Brittany and cook to your heart’s content. Most days you will cook both in the morning and the afternoon. A sample menu for one meal? Grilled scallops with endive soup; veal fillet with roasted vegetables and crème fraiche potatoes’ a cheese course; and lemon cake for dessert. This gives you an idea of how much you will learn, and how well you will eat, on this cooking vacation in France!

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us, or check our the day-to-day itineraries on our website.

By Peg Kern

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