Uzès / Half Day Workshops


French Summer 2018
Half day culinary workshops in Uzès (no accommodation).


Peta resides in the gorgeous medieval town of Uzès in the South of France (half an hour from Avignon) from mid April until the end of September, where she hosts half day culinary workshops. 

Market day, (Wednesday and Saturday) is the best day to do a cooking class as Peta can take you around the market. Other days are possible – please contact Peta below to arrange.

You begin your culinary workshop at the market at 9am.  Whilst shopping for your ingredients, Peta introduces you to the stall holders, then you have a hands-on cooking class of seasonal and Southern French recipes until 1pm, when you lunch with local wines. The class takes place in Peta's brand new purpose built kitchen and finishes at approximately 2pm. 

The cost is Euro 130 per person and everything is included (maximum of eight people please).

Below are examples of recipes you might cook:

  • Saussoun - mint, anchovy and almond spread
  • Pissaladière - onion, anchovy and black olive tart
  • Grande Aioli - aioli with all the trimmings - salt cod, langoustine, eggs and vegetables
  • Tarte Fine aux Tomates - slow roasted tomato tart
  • Courgette flowers stuffed with fish mousse and steamed
  • Lamb rack with mustard, lavender and goat cheese
  • Chocolate and almond cake
  • Lemon and almond tart
  • Fig clafoutis - flan
  • Strawberries in Pastis and pepper

Fill in the form below to contact Peta directly to find out more.

For further info on travelling and eating in France see Peta's book French Toast.

Read about some of Peta's top Uzès picks in NZ Life & Leisure Magazine May/June 2016.

Peta thank you for passing on your years of experience as an excellent cook and teacher. I have learnt so much from you over the years and to gather up the so so helpful tips on the one day under your wing was for me such a learning curve. Let me say that as far as I am concerned not one moment of your time was wasted on me.
— Lesley Thompson
Thank you Peta for a fabulous day today. Both David and I really enjoyed everything about it... the market, meeting your sellers and hearing about the food products, your beautiful home, the lessons presented, the food, the fun, the wine, the sharing of the meal and of course your charming company.
— Robyn & David Lee
Mike and I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our day with you today. The whole experience of purchasing the fresh produce from the market and your discussions with the vendors and explanations of the produce on offer (for example the goats cheese ageing process) made the whole experience much more complete. The cooking class itself was amazing and I loved the way you involved and interacted with all of us. Our thanks to Verna for her support to the class, and to the fabulous you.
— Robyn Cuddihy