Savory Spoon Cooking School to Take Culinary Trip to Gascony

By , Peninsula Pulse

2017 marks the third year Janice Thomas of Savory Spoon Cooking School will take a group on a culinary and cultural trip to Gascony. The trip is scheduled for May 7-13, 2017.

Southwest France is a foodie’s paradise and the specialties of the region will speak to your palate like no other. Duck confit, prunes, Amagnac, fois gras, are just a few of the regional specialties. Gascony is ancient and seems to have no boundaries, but most consider it to be roughly bordered by the Garonne River, which arrives from the Pyrenees and runs northwest through Toulouse and Bordeaux before splashing into the Atlantic.

Kate Hill founded Camont as a cooking school and retreat in 1991, and it’ll be where the group has cooking classes. Meet her favorite vendors at the weekly markets before the cooking classes, followed by feasting on all the seasonal and local foods we the class prepared. The group will stay six nights at Chateau Mazelieres.

The trip is capped at no more than 10 people, so early sign up is suggested. A $500 deposit will be required by Dec. 30 to reserve a spot, with the balance of $4,495 due by Feb. 5. For more information visit

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