Savory Spoon Cooking School is heading across the Atlantic in a trip to Gascony, France from May 14-20, 2018.
Southwest France is a foodie’s paradise and the specialties of the region will speak to palates like no other. Duck confit, prunes, armagnac (brandy) and fois gras, are just a few of the regional specialties travelers will indulge in. 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.
Kitchen at Camont, founded by Kate Hill in 1991, is a cooking school and retreat where Savory Spoon students will have their classes. Participants will meet Hill’s favorite vendors at the weekly markets before the cooking classes, followed by feasting on all the seasonal and local foods. Cooking classes will use classic French techniques to create seasonal menus that define terroir in the cooking of Southwestern France.
Savory Spoon students will stay at Château de Mazelières, a 17th century castle nestled in the heart of the vineyards of Buzet.