What you'll do
Learn how to cook the classic dishes found on a French bistro menu. These are the inexpensive dishes typical of those classics cooked and served in town and provincial restaurants throughout France. Relatively simple to prepare and cook they make a great choice for a British dinner party. Some can even be prepared and cooked in advance. Techniques you’ll learn include: slow caramelisation of onions; reducing meat stock; making garlic and cheese croutons; baking French cheese; scoring the skin of duck breast; seasoning meat; pan-frying duck; making a hearty Tartiflette. You’ll make your own lunch which will be a hearty bowl of French Onion Soup with Cheesy Croutons. At the end of the day you will take home all the dishes you haven’t already eaten! Techniques learnt: - Caramelising onions - Trimming and scoring duck breast - Pan-frying duck breast - Tray baking Tartiflette - Resting of cooked meats - Tasting - Seasoning You will make: - Soupe d’Oignon (French Onion Soup) - Tartiflette (a real autumn or winter warmer: potatoes, bacon, cheese and cream - what more could you want?!) - Magret de Canard (pan-fried duck breast)
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
We are Jim & Lucy Fisher, co-founders of Exeter Cookery School. Having run a successful cookery school in SW France for 15 years, we decided to return to our roots in Exeter, Devon, to set up our new culinary venture. We opened our doors in the summer of 2016 and have since gone on to win Food Magazine's Reader Award for Best Cookery School in the South West (2018) & been shortlisted two years running for Food & Travel Magazine's Reader Award for Best Cookery School in the UK. In a stunning 1830s warehouse adjacent to Exeter Canal, we teach people how to cook restaurant-standard dishes with ease. We specialise in offering fun and friendly cookery classes for every ability, providing lots of cheffy tips and tricks to enable you to cook the way you've always dreamed! Courses range from bread making to international cooking courses.
We will provide croissants during your morning break and biscuits (cookies) in the afternoon. Lunch will also be provided and…
At the start of every course, you will have the opportunity to sit down with fellow course participants with a complimentary…
Our kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils and cooking equipment you will need. We use Gaggenau appliances and Bosch…
Where you'll be
Your cookery course experience is in a delightful setting on Exeter Quay, adjacent to Exeter Canal and within just a short walk from Exeter City Centre. The 1830s converted warehouse venue has been luxuriously renovated into a sophisticated but relaxed space in which to learn to cook. The historic nature of the quay and the building itself creates a very special ambiance for your cookery experience. Within easy access to public transport links.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
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Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
Suitable for every cooking ability. We provide everything you need for a relaxed learning / cooking experience. We even supply you with an apron for the duration of your course. Please make sure you have your Airbnb online confirmation with you when you arrive on your phone or printed.
French Bistro Cookery Course
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