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"My love of food has enriched my life in so many ways. It has taken me around the world and led to friendships with people who continue to inspire me everyday"

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Join food writer & stylist Louise Pickford in her French kitchen, learning about French dishes, techniques as well as International cuisine.


Together we prepare and cook a four course evening meal to enjoy al fresco with accompanying wines.


Ideal for parents and children to cook together or separately. Mum and Dad can chill together while I help the kids prepare afternoon tea. 


We share a love of food, wine and France. We will cook, discover, learn, eat and drink and celebrate the ingredients and producers in this beautiful part of the world.

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Hi, I'm Louise Pickford, food writer, stylist and cookbook author. I live in France because I have discovered a country that celebrates food perhaps more than any other country on the planet. The food may be simple, but there is an honesty and integrity here that I love. The ingredients are wonderful, the seasons varied, the foraging vociferous. Food is for sharing, I am passionate about this and about sharing my knowledge with others.


Sitting snugly between the Charente Maritime coastline, with it's amazing seafood and the Dordogne where truffles and foie gras rule, the Charente remains a little known but none the less stunning area. It is blessed with boutique producers and amazing local ingredients and a charm all of it's own.


With access to great markets and locally grown produce this region is the perfect place for a cookery school. There are plenty of travel links so getting to us is easy (see contact details). The climate is good, short wet winters, long hot summers.



Your thoughts - "I recently took part in a vegetarian cookery class. Louise had chosen a varied selection of dishes. It was a fun and educative experience. Totally hands-on – working in pairs – but with clear and precise guidance throughout and help when needed. Then we all enjoyed a gorgeous lunch to round off a very convivial half day. Will be back." Moira McGlinchy September 2017

"Thank you Louise for a brilliant day. Lots learned, I love your style of relaxed teaching, but having been in the trade, I am well aware of the amount of preparation it must take. Very well done. Istvan Kremeny October 2017

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email: louise@comecookinfrance.com

Tel + 33 (0) 7 77 37 05 41

Les Cardinaux, 16190, Aignes et Puyperoux, FRANCE