Tag: Languedoc

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July 17, 2018

By Peg Kern

French Culinary Tours : Intensive Cooking with TIK

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips

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: Cooking in Gascony Cooking in the French Alps Savor the Flavors of the Languedoc Cooking in Brittany… Read
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May 11, 2018

By Peg Kern

Food and Wine Tours to France

Filed Under  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits

Earlier this week we talked about some of our fabulous food and wine tours in Italy and Portugal. From the northern regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, and the Veneto, to the southern Puglia, Sicily, and Campania, Italy is a great food and wine tour destination. But France of course offers a plethora of other options for our travelers looking for a more wine-themed vacation. Bordeaux is an obvious place to start… Read
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November 1, 2016

By Peg Kern

Boles de Picolat (French Catalan Meatballs)

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes

Boles de Picolat is also known as Catalan meatballs … and it's a dish you'll often find on our culinary tours in southern France, in particularly the Languedoc-Roussillon region. But wait, you might be wondering, isn't Catalonia in Spain? It very much is, but the northern part of the region is actually in the south of France. As such, there are some interesting overlaps in culinary traditions between Spain and… Read
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October 7, 2016

By Peg Kern

French Recipe for Daube de Cèpes

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes

We're finishing up our week-long discussion of hearty dishes that you can make on our cooking classes in France with a wonderful French recipe from the Languedoc part of southern France. Hearty dishes can be vegetable (or in this case mushroom) based. Of course, to be hearty there has to be fat, and here that is provided by rendered duck fat and pancetta! Browse our cooking vacations in France. Daube… Read
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May 10, 2016

By Peg Kern

Daube de Senglier (Wild Pig Daube)

Filed Under  Food History, Recipes

As we transition from Winter to Spring, it's still a wonderful time for a stew! A daubeis a kind of stew that is traditionally made in Provence using inexpensive beef that has been braised in wine as well as with garlic, vegetables, and herbs de Provence. While Provencal in origins, it's also made in the Languedoc, the neighboring region to the west. This particular dish comes from Chef Stéphane of… Read
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April 27, 2016

By Peg Kern

Parc des Cevennes in the Languedoc and a Trout Recipe

Filed Under  Destination Features, Recipes

For an off-the-beaten path experience, consider the Languedoc, in particular the Parc des Cevennes, an expansive and stunning national park situated in the southwest of France. It's often described as a great place for seasoned travelers to visit, as it offers something new, different, and largely undiscovered by tourists. But it's also wonderful for the active traveler who is looking for a trip that includes plenty of walking. See all… Read
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