Don’t just watch Masterchef – learn the skills to reach the final…

french-cooking.jpgWith the final of series 5 of MasterChef looming and the New Year’s diet resolutions fading fast, isn’t it about time to get up off the sofa to pursue your passion for food?

For all you budding MasterChef’s out there, why not develop the skills needed to reach the coveted MasterChef final on a unique French cookery holiday in the heart of Gascony – the home of Armagnac, Foie Gras and delicious Magret de canard.

Choose from a weekend or week long cookery holiday where you’ll learn the skills of a professional chef. You’ll start the week with your own set of chef’s knives and will be taught techniques that will teach you to correctly prepare vegetables, fish and meat ending with a test of your knife skills as you learn how to prepare Ballotine de poulet – a speciality of the region.

Expand your French recipe collection by learning to cook traditional French specialities such as Cassoulet, Three pepper soup, Frangipane fruit tart, Tarte aux Pommes and not forgetting Foie Gras.

And, not forgetting your MasterChef training as each day finishes with a lesson on the all important food presentation, teaching you to plate your food to restaurant standards finished of course with a certain je ne sais quoi.

Rich in natural beauty, culture, heritage and history and surrounded by gastronomic and wine delights, this fun, hands-on French cookery course promises not only a culinary experience but also a cultural one.

For a learning holiday with a difference, why not be inspired this year on a French cookery holiday and take home new skills that will stay with you long after the holiday is over and who knows where this might lead?

To learn how to impress MasterChef judges Greg and John, visit now.
French cookery Weekends from £361, week long cookery holidays from £966.

Extras – flights/train to Toulouse from £50 return with Easyjet.