(TRAVPR.COM) FOOD PYRENEES INTRODUCES A FOODIE'S FIELD TRIP TO FRANCE - JUST IN TIME FOR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Food Pyrenees takes guests on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to gain new skills and confidence in the kitchen.

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED STATES - January 9th, 2012 - Making more home-cooked meals consistently ranks among the top New Year's resolutions. While cookbooks and TV shows can inspire a dinner, regaining control over nutrition, flavor, and expenditures requires skills that are best developed through interactive, hands-on experience.

Food Pyrenees has partnered with master French chef Jean-François Martin to organize small-group culinary journeys in the rich, yet unspoiled southwestern region of France.

"People are rethinking the role of food in their lives. Instead of distancing ourselves from food by decomposing it into charts and boxes (for example, the Food Pyramid), we reveal the time-honored "savoir-faire" of the Midi-Pyrenees (the home of the French Paradox), where food is fully embraced in the lifestyle” emphasizes Aurelie Brown, owner of Food Pyrenees.

The fully escorted 8-day tour starts in Toulouse, France, and includes a countryside getaway in a 13th-century fortified stone house. Participants are actively involved in cooking classes: with guidance from Chef Jean-François, they will learn how to shop, manage a pantry, and adapt healthy cooking techniques to a variety of seasonal ingredients. They will also meet local artisans, visit markets and castles, and experience the beautiful architecture and breathtaking views of the "Sud-Ouest" area of France.

To learn more about the Food Pyrenees journeys, visit http://www.foodpyrenees.com/journey-highlights/

About Food Pyrenees:
Food Pyrenees is a boutique culinary travel company specializing in all-inclusive field trips to Southwestern France for curious foodies.

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France, French Paradox, Culinary, Cooking Classes, Vacation, Slow Travel      
 
CONTACT INFORMATION:      
Contact Name:     Aurelie Brown - Food Pyrenees LLC
Phone #:     (312)489-8287
Email:     aurelie@foodpyrenees.com
Web:     http://www.foodpyrenees.com