Food in Uzège... Nothing like competition: a number of cooks and food lovers are coming to Uzès, bloggers are talking about Uzès. TV shows come to Uzès. So, introducing another cooking school in Uzège: welcome Eric Fraudeau, owner of Cook'n With Class. Here are a few words from Eric:
"Almost 8 years ago since we opened Cook'n With Class and welcomed our first students - that was on 17th of July 2007, rue Custine in Paris. Now, we are expanding and we are opening our second cooking school in the south of France. A new chapter in an 8-year old book - so to speak !
A couple of years ago, my wife Yetunde and I fell in love with a small town name Uzès. Some of you have heard of it, some of you, I am sure, have visited it. The town is gorgeous. It is a medieval city full of history, 10 minutes from the very famous Pont du gard... and 5 minutes from another famous town names St Quentin-la-Poterie... Both towns have markets, on different days, with the many of the same vendors.
So that's Uzès! Now, we want to show you this area of France, we want to introduce you to the food of the region which is Mediterranean and Provençale. And of course we want you to come to see us at Cook'n with class Uzès. In Uzès, we will focus only on Mediterranean food, a lot of fish, a lot of local fruits and vegetables cooked with a Provençale twist. Expect healthy food cooked with olive oil (Uzès has 3 olive oil factories, more than 10 vineyards and many organic producers). The school is located in a former olive oil mill, le moulin de Chalier. The mill is now a cool and fun museum (Musée 1900) well worth the visit. No need to change what makes us good at teaching our passion for food, we will still have small groups of 6 people per class maximum, lots of food, lots of fun, and a generous and convivial space.
Our closest neighbor is one of the best organic vineyards I have encountered (yet...) Deleuze et Rochetin, the wine is fantastic and we will be serving it with our meals at Cook'n with class Uzès among other local wines. Driving around Uzès and St Quentin (in our vintage Citroen), you can see fields of strawberries, almond and fig trees, wild herbs, lavender, goat farms and olive trees, small rivers, not to mention villages that seems to have not been touch for 100 years...
No better place to open our second school!"