A Week in Provence
Posted 27 October 2002 - 12:14 PM
Posted 28 October 2002 - 12:28 PM
But how much would one learn there? I know it depends on how much you want to learn and the level of your commitment while you're there. But are they just for the "tourist-tourists" (by definition anyone there would be a tourist) or are there some that go beyond entertaining rich people who need a structured environment?
I admit I have an aversion to tours in general though. And if you get stuck with the wrong five other people, it could be a week in vacation hell!
Posted 30 October 2002 - 10:16 PM
Allow me to mention l'Ecole de Cuisine du Domaine d'Espérance.
Are there a lot of these types of programs out there?
This is a small school with a professional chef/instructor located on a family estate in Gascony. They run a few sessions during the year.
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Posted 01 November 2002 - 12:39 PM
Has anyone else ever done one of these anywhere?
I just finished Susan Loomis' On Rue Tatin which makes me want to go back to Europe very badly. . . .
Posted 03 November 2002 - 06:05 PM
from the program. How many students? Student/instructor
ratio? How the day is divided? Hands on? Sample menus please!
I find the latter particularly helpful. I was looking into a
program at one time which, in its promo lit, enthusiastically
waxed about what they taught. But when I asked for a
menu, it was rather mundane stuff...e.g. creme caramel.
This is not to suggest that didn't teach it well, but you
would need to know if what they teach is what you wish to
Posted 08 November 2002 - 08:25 AM
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