The Teaching Kitchen

Try your hand in a kitchen with only those
raw materials that will do a body good. 
Whether it be culinary techniques, baking,
pastry, or food preservation…
our goal is the preparation of food
that will nourish body and soul. 

Gluten-free Baking

Come and get your hands wet side along an expert.
We’ll discuss the different properties of a number of gluten-free flours, and create a list of indispensable ingredients for the gluten-free kitchen.  We’ll prepare
and discuss a sliced bread and a sourdough, various muffins, as well as pancakes and/or « crêpes ».  Finally, I’ll share my tips for making GF baking less cost-prohibitive.

Gluten-free Pastry

If a meal just isn’t complete without a tasty dessert, then this is the class for you.  We’ll discuss the different properties of a number of gluten-free flours, and create a list of indispensable ingredients for the gluten-free kitchen.  We’ll prepare and discuss both « pâte brisée » and « pâte sucrée », a puff pastry, and numerous filling options for all of the above.

Pizza !

Looking for a fun activity for you and your child? 
Come and spend some time in the kitchen, debating
your favourite pizza toppings and making lunch. 
I’ll provide a number of topping options, as well as
pre-baked pizza crusts.  You make, bake, and eat!

On completion of cooking school in 2018, Jan Steele (aka La Goose) relocated to the beautiful Cévenne mountains in the South of France.  In her home by the river, she teaches clients to reclaim healthful culinary traditions of the past.  Jan also hosts visitors to the region, ensuring that their dietary restrictions -- be they gluten-free, Paleo, or AIP -- are respected to a T.