Le Pistou Cooking School
Le Pistou Cooking School
5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Le Pistou is a small, private cooking school in the heart of historic UZES, one of the prettiest towns in the South of France. We specialise in 1-day cooking classes of PROVENCAL dishes or Classic French cuisine. But we also offer guided market tours and a wide arrange of other inspiring classes - from FISH or DESSERTS to authentic INDIAN, LEBANESE and other exotic cuisines... Open every day and, if your itinerary demands it, we can also do classes on Sundays and Holidays.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Beth S
    Illinois62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the best time cooking with Petra!
    My family's cooking class with Petra was one of the our very favorite activities during our two week trip to France. Petra is so friendly and welcoming, and we couldn't get enough of her cooking tips. She is an amazing person. We had a 14 year old and a 10 year old with us, and they were both inspired and entertained during the entire class. The recipes were fun, seasonal, and absolutely delicious, and it was a joy cooking in Petra's beautiful kitchen and dining room. We enjoyed several glasses of wine and were able to sit down to a leisurely lunch to feast on the dishes we had cooked. After class, we immediately bought kilo bags of coarse sea salt. Now that we're back home, I'm cooking my way through my provencal recipes and reminiscing about our wonderful day in Uzes. Thank you Petra! We can't wait to return.
    Hi Beth, Thank you so much for this glowing report - I enjoyed the day so much! And cannot wait to see you all again! All the best to you and your family...
    Written August 15, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 12, 2023
  • esor39
    Seattle, Washington1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and fun cooking class. A must do in Uzes!
    Amazing! A must do cooking class put on by a talented and entertaining chef. The details and education of products we used was so informative. The technique and uniqueness of the foods we made were approachable and very fun to make. Petra, the chef, shops the local market daily for the freshest local ingredients. After the cooking class, we had additional friends join us to eat all of the delicious food we made and drink a lot of wine! It truly felt like family. We were given detailed recipes and instructions of the items we cooked and all of the dishes were easily repeatable to home.
    Hi Rose, Thanks for this great review.. We loved the class too and your input was indispensable for the fantastic atmosphere! Hope to see you all again some day - see you next year? Very best wishes, Petra
    Written September 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Jonelle S
    Palm Desert, California43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The BEST Cooking School ever!
    My fourth class at Petra Carter’s Le Pistou Cooking School. Petra never disappoints. This class is very welcoming, hands on and loaded with the history of Provençal cooking methods, techniques, ingredients and helpful tips. Petra is a charming instructor who is welcoming and highly knowledgeable. The class ends by sharing the food we made around a charming Provençal kitchen. The food delicious, new friends made and a delightful experience. Memory making on every level!
    Hi Jonelle, thank you so very much for your review - and of course your always enthusiastic input! Look forward to seeing you again soon! xxx
    Written March 29, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 27, 2024
  • Chris B
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    Le Pistou in Uzes was amazing!! My wife and I attended a class with two other couples who were our friends and we loved it! Petra and Michelle were so kind and warm. We loved how they explained everything about the culture and food in the region. They gave all of us plenty of opportunities to do the preparing of the food. Everything was incredibly delicious. Overall it was one of the highlights of our trip to France!
    Thank you so very much for your review. I'm so thrilled that you liked the class - and even more so that you thought it one of the highlights of your trip! xx
    Written May 1, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2024
  • Kristi B
    Austin, Texas231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience! 10/10 Recommend!
    We brought a group of 12 couples to Uzes as part of a marriage improvement tour. We worked with Petra in four groups learning to cook french cuisine. And then enjoyed the wonderful meal we had created together. The food and experience was absolutely amazing! The food was simple enough to prepare and tasted incredible. In addition, Petra was really fun and had the perfect energy. We all had a wonderful time and I hope to do it again some day!
    Ah Kristi, thank you!! It was a wonderful experience for me too - your group was adorable, attentive and so lovely to work with. Me too I hope we can do it again some time! Love, Petra
    Written May 1, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2024
  • Melanie M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-Do Experience!
    Amazing experience!! Petra and Michelle were kind and knowledgeable. The lessons were all hands on and the food was incredible. It was like a dinner out with good friends and I am taking home knowledge of delicious French cuisine.
    Hi Melanie, thank you for the mention! Loved meeting you...
    Written May 1, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 29, 2024
  • Vanessa D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic confit of new season garlic
    Petra is very knowledgeable about all things Provençal. The course was very informative and gave me lots of ideas for cooking delicious Provençal food. The confit of new season garlic is something all keen cooks should have in their kitchen. I have already prepared a large jar to use in summer recipes. Absolutely delicious.
    Thanks for the review Vanessa - great to hear you found it useful and informative! And thank you again for the flowers! xx
    Written May 1, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 1, 2024
  • Brett M
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cooking for the family
    Petra was a fantastic host and teacher. Her knowledge and world experiences were a pleasure to listen to. She was ably assisted by Michelle and the day was topped off with a wonderful long lunch with lovely wines.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2024
  • Inspire52486881618
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful day !
    What a wonderful experience! I have always wanted to try a cooking class but as a Vegetarian it can be difficult to find one that is suitable. All the dishes created on this occasion were Vegetarian and most importantly were delicious. If you are visiting the area and want to learn how to make and cook typical Provençal dishes then you should treat yourself to one of the many course run by the charismatic Petra. Today I did the Provençal course but there are lots to choose from on the website. Today we made Tartare of Tomatoes, a Tarte Soleil with Black Olive Tapenade, Fleurs de Courgette Farcies, Orange & Fennel Salad followed by Strawberries with Pastis & Black Pepper. We also learned some cooking and cutting techniques, how to make Fresh Cheese and Petra suggested some Marinading ideas. The best thing, apart from meeting so many new people from across the world, was sitting down to eat it all with lots (and lots) of Wine. It was (if I say so myself) absolutely delicious. I cannot recommend it enough ! To be very honest I can't believe I made these!!!! Thank you Petra !
    Dear Nigel - your high spirits and eagerness were enjoyed by everyone! What a fabulous group this was. There are many more recipes to learn so I hope to see you again sometime soon. Lots of love...
    Written July 11, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written July 11, 2024
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Pamela C
Port Saint Lucie, FL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I flambeed shrimp for the first time in my life like a TV chef.!! This is my second class and it was fantastic. The recipes are well timed out and the champagne interlude was great. Petra also explains the culinary features of the surrounding area, the vineyards, outdoor markets, pottery towns and upcoming festivals. The backgrounds of the ingredients were full explained including what to look for in spices, tomatoes, zucchini flowers, olive oils and butters. Of course the feast at the end of the day was a great! I definitely am coming back. Petra is Uzes greatest ambassador!!!
Written August 23, 2021
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Oh Pam, it was so lovely to see you back this year - despite all the Covid upheavals... Thank you so very much for making the effort! And I very much look forward to seeing you again next year... xxx
Written August 24, 2021
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Melanie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Amazing experience!! Petra and Michelle were kind and knowledgeable. The lessons were all hands on and the food was incredible. It was like a dinner out with good friends and I am taking home knowledge of delicious French cuisine.
Written April 29, 2024
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Hi Melanie, thank you for the mention! Loved meeting you...
Written May 1, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vanessa D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Petra is very knowledgeable about all things Provençal. The course was very informative and gave me lots of ideas for cooking delicious Provençal food. The confit of new season garlic is something all keen cooks should have in their kitchen. I have already prepared a large jar to use in summer recipes. Absolutely delicious.
Written May 1, 2024
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Thanks for the review Vanessa - great to hear you found it useful and informative! And thank you again for the flowers! xx
Written May 1, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie Y
Martinez, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Chef Petra is one of those "one-of-a-kind" people that, even after spending a relatively short time with her, you will never forget her! Our small tour group was offered a 3 1/2 hour cooking class and even though I despise cooking, I like to eat so I signed up. With her beautiful smile and her wonderful sense of humor, Petra charmed us while she taught us. Not only were we shown how to create several relatively simple plates, she explained the origins of some of the ingredients, the concept of "ancient grains", and why I will never buy olives in a can or jar ever, ever again. The food was made from the freshest of ingredients and so simple that even this novice could probably make a pretty good reproduction. All of this was culminated with a sit down lunch of all of our creations. I would love to do this again and learn even more recipes and techniques.
Written May 18, 2023
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Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review - I'm blushing! It was a great pleasure to meet you, and I too hope to see you again! I can't help but hope that you might now occasionally cook something for yourself, your mum or your friends... Thanks too for joining me on Facebook - now we can keep in touch! xoxo
Written May 21, 2023
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LisaSueP
Menlo Park, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My friends and I enjoyed a beautiful time with Petra Carter at Le Pistou Cooking School. Petra met us at the Uzes morning market where we purchased the freshest ingredients for use in our class. Her lovely school was a short walk from the market. Our group of 7 prepared a delictable array of Provencal dishes. Our group loves to cook and has participated in many cooking classes over the years. Petra is a delightful teacher full of stories, great information and helpful tips. We thoroughly enjoyed our time together with Petra and highly recommend her class if you're in the area.
Written June 13, 2022
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Hello Lisa, Sue, Patricia, Carolyn... Thank you so much for this lovely review... and apologies for my late reply: I didn't see this until today. Many thanks again!!
Written December 8, 2022
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Beth S
Illinois62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My family's cooking class with Petra was one of the our very favorite activities during our two week trip to France. Petra is so friendly and welcoming, and we couldn't get enough of her cooking tips. She is an amazing person. We had a 14 year old and a 10 year old with us, and they were both inspired and entertained during the entire class. The recipes were fun, seasonal, and absolutely delicious, and it was a joy cooking in Petra's beautiful kitchen and dining room. We enjoyed several glasses of wine and were able to sit down to a leisurely lunch to feast on the dishes we had cooked. After class, we immediately bought kilo bags of coarse sea salt. Now that we're back home, I'm cooking my way through my provencal recipes and reminiscing about our wonderful day in Uzes. Thank you Petra! We can't wait to return.
Written August 12, 2023
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Hi Beth, Thank you so much for this glowing report - I enjoyed the day so much! And cannot wait to see you all again! All the best to you and your family...
Written August 15, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

esor39
Seattle, WA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Amazing! A must do cooking class put on by a talented and entertaining chef. The details and education of products we used was so informative. The technique and uniqueness of the foods we made were approachable and very fun to make. Petra, the chef, shops the local market daily for the freshest local ingredients. After the cooking class, we had additional friends join us to eat all of the delicious food we made and drink a lot of wine! It truly felt like family. We were given detailed recipes and instructions of the items we cooked and all of the dishes were easily repeatable to home.
Written September 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Rose, Thanks for this great review.. We loved the class too and your input was indispensable for the fantastic atmosphere! Hope to see you all again some day - see you next year? Very best wishes, Petra
Written September 30, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Inspire52486881618
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
What a wonderful experience! I have always wanted to try a cooking class but as a Vegetarian it can be difficult to find one that is suitable. All the dishes created on this occasion were Vegetarian and most importantly were delicious. If you are visiting the area and want to learn how to make and cook typical Provençal dishes then you should treat yourself to one of the many course run by the charismatic Petra.
Today I did the Provençal course but there are lots to choose from on the website.
Today we made Tartare of Tomatoes, a Tarte Soleil with Black Olive Tapenade, Fleurs de Courgette Farcies, Orange & Fennel Salad followed by Strawberries with Pastis & Black Pepper. We also learned some cooking and cutting techniques, how to make Fresh Cheese and Petra suggested some Marinading ideas. The best thing, apart from meeting so many new people from across the world, was sitting down to eat it all with lots (and lots) of Wine. It was (if I say so myself) absolutely delicious. I cannot recommend it enough ! To be very honest I can't believe I made these!!!!
Thank you Petra !
Written July 11, 2024
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Dear Nigel - your high spirits and eagerness were enjoyed by everyone! What a fabulous group this was. There are many more recipes to learn so I hope to see you again sometime soon. Lots of love...
Written July 12, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kristi B
Austin, TX231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We brought a group of 12 couples to Uzes as part of a marriage improvement tour.
We worked with Petra in four groups learning to cook french cuisine. And then enjoyed the wonderful meal we had created together. The food and experience was absolutely amazing! The food was simple enough to prepare and tasted incredible. In addition, Petra was really fun and had the perfect energy. We all had a wonderful time and I hope to do it again some day!
Written April 26, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Ah Kristi, thank you!! It was a wonderful experience for me too - your group was adorable, attentive and so lovely to work with. Me too I hope we can do it again some time! Love, Petra
Written May 1, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AVF
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Our family of four spent a delightful and delicious morning with Petra, her assistant and two other students. We had a great time and came away with new Provençal recipes and cooking skills. We can’t wait to return, perhaps for Middle Eastern cooking?
Written May 18, 2022
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Thank you so much Alison - we were all thrilled to spend the day with you! As for a class on Middle Eastern cooking, just let me know when and I'll organise it!
Written May 25, 2022
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