Le Pistou Cooking School

Get Out of the Heat and Learn to Cook Provençal 

Le Pistou Cooking School Uzes, FranceIf you’re headed for Uzes, and you want to learn to cook Provençal dishes you can easily prepare back home,  meet Petra Carter. She’s the brains and bubbly personality behind Le Pistou Cooking School.

Learn to Cook Provençal

Petra and I have become great friends since meeting last year at her cooking school. Most people who meet the vivacious Dutch/Irish lady feel the same. This may add to the fact that a class day at Le Pistou Cooking School is so much fun.

Petra’s interpretation of traditional foods from PROVENCE and nearby regions is focused on market-fresh foods, ease of preparation, and beautiful presentation.

Her dishes can be served as a main course, starter or apero.

Once you are introduced to interesting new food, like stuffed and tempura-fried courgette flowers (zucchini), you’ll realize you just read about it on the pages of a gourmet magazine.

You’ll learn knife skills as well as how to choose the best ingredients and cooking methods.

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Learn to Cook Provençal

Mediterranean diet? The way Petra dishes it up, a “diet” never looked or tasted so good. Each food, each flavor, and each recipe is fresh, healthy, and impeccably prepared and presented.


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Le Pistou Cooking School Uzes, France

Le Pistou Cooking School Uzes, France

Says Petra: “I hope you’ll MAKE THESE DISHES YOUR OWN by adapting them to your own personal taste” she says.  “After all, that’s what CREATIVE COOKING is about.”

For more information on Le Pistou Cooking School  check out Petra’s website. Classes are given on demand and by reservation, and they are limited to 8 people.

6 replies »

  1. Hello, I am planning on renting an apartment there for a couple of months. Have such a love for Uzes. Don’t have the dates yet, but when I come I hope to run into you at the market.
    Candee (from Asheville, NC)

    • So happy for you, Candee. Please do stay in touch and let me know when you’re in Uzés. I’ll be in the States for August, returning in September for the Memories Tour. It’ll be my favorite time of year in France, soon. Hope you’ll be here in the Fall. Best wishes!

  2. Deborah great blog and made me want to go out and eat. Your description and pictures are wonderful!!!

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