Mediterranean Cuisine is so popular that even a diet was named after it.
Mediterranean Cuisine is used to define the cuisine of all countries bordering the Mediterranean sea so that includes in part, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, the countries of North Africa & even Croatia. The most predominant common ingredient in the foods of these different countries is olive oil.
At Cook’n With Class Uzès located in Occitanie, formely known as the Langedoc-Roussillon region of France which borders the Mediterranean sea, we are focused on the Mediterranean cuisine of France.
However, though the cuisine we do if French, Mediterranean Cuisine is a cross-cultural cuisine. You will find a crossover between the “member countries”. Preserved lemons for example, originates from the North African countries but you will also find it in the South of France. Saffron comes predominantly from the Middle East & Almonds which are thought to have perhaps originated in Asia but were introduced to Europe by North Africans.
Mediterranean Cuisine is so popular that even a diet was name after it. Why, you may ask would Mediterranean Cuisine be so interesting that it would be considered to have dietary benefits? Perhaps it is because Mediterranean cuisine is based on simple cooking using ingredients we are all familiar with but in proportions that cuisines outside of Mediterranean cuisine might utilize differently. In Mediterranean cuisine, there is a huge emphasis on nuts, fruits & vegetables. It is fresh and seasonal.
We will focus our Mediterranean cuisine on fruits such as, melon, cherries, apricots, figs, strawberries, peaches, lemons & oranges, and vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, fennel, garlic, artichokes, asparagus, peas & green beans. These are the fruits and vegetables that you will traditionally find in the Mediterranean cuisine of southern France.
Our French Cooking Classes
6 days of cooking, baking, touring, and tasting. Hands-on French cooking classes. Explore markets, visit producers, and be immersed in French cuisine. All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
6 days of cooking, tapas, wine, & flamenco in Andalusia. A culinary tour in Seville for food & wine lovers. Explore markets, taste with us & enjoy! All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
Take part in private online cooking classes with friends & family. We’re bringing great cooking experiences straight into your home kitchen through an interactive online cooking class. Cook along with your chef, ask questions, and enjoy!
A FREE virtual French dessert demo where French tea cakes & cookies and more. Yummy, hands-on, and interactive. Join us from your home kitchen!
Meet your chef for lunch or dinner in France in this online FREE French cooking class demo. We’re bringing the taste of France to your home kitchen. Prepare delicious French recipes. Learn French classics with us online.
Are you ready a bit of Olé? We’re taking you to Spain! Say hello to our online Spanish cooking class. A taste of Spanish cuisine beyond tapas. Prepare a delicious Spanish recipes. LIVE, FREE, & fun. Come taste with us!
A great sauce starts with a great stock. Come join us for this unique online Sauce Making class demo where we will help you perfect your sauce-making from stock to finish. With the base of the French mother sauces as your building blocks, the options are countless.
Perfect your French tart baking skills in a FREE online demo. Master French pie & tart doughs selected for their fillings as much as for their tastes. Learn the classic French tart recipes that you’ve seen in French pastry shop windows. Online and from your home kitchen.
5.5 days of pure foodie love. A French culinary tour in Paris filled with food, wine, & cooking? Yes, please! Join chef Eric as he takes you on a gastronomic journey through French cuisine à la Parisienne, Champagne tours, & more. Jump in!
Seville, Spain is calling. Join your chef in this 4-days, 5-night Spanish cooking, tapas & wine tasting tour. A chance to discover the Andalusian capital through its food, music, & dance. Hands-on culinary holiday for cooks of all levels.