France 2018.. Ms Westerdam in Alaska! by George Geary

France 2018.. What happen to 2017? 

We just returned from a great tour of France with a group of fantastic "foodies". I have been taking groups since the mid-90s and I never get tired of the countryside. 

From waking up to the morning church bells of the quant village to the hot freshly baked croissant to all of the classes, tours and events we have planned.

Here are a few recipes from the week and also information on 2018. We are sold out for 2017. And the registration opens on June 1st. So if you are planning on joining us in the South of France. Take a look at the brochure and ask questions. The first 4 couples to have their registration in after June 1st are on the trip!


Recipe: Brochettes de Tomates et Mozzarella

2018 Brochure

2018 Order Form


This upcoming Saturday (May 14th) I will be on board the ms Westerdam from Seattle to Seattle into Alaska. Next week I will bring you recipes from the trip. It is going to be a great week as its their Chefs at Sea Program. 

See you on the sea, my segments on SDLiving or a class soon! 



Upcoming Classes... From Savannah to Vermont! by George Geary

WOW.. I have a number of classes in the next few months.. Here is a list for you to download.. 

Class List

Some are SOLD OUT.. But this Thursday we have just a few seats in Savannah, GA.. French Bistro Class. Check it out.. 

Also, King Arthur in Vermont I have  atwo day workshop that sells out fast.. Its in November.. 

Lastly, We sold out France 2016. I just was notified that I can have the ville for a week in 2017 as they will not be selling it yet. So.. April 23-29, 2017. Email me at for a brochure. No Singles/ Same price at last year! 



Over 120 countries.. But France is Special! SDLiving by George Geary

French Influence ~  SDLiving Also 

I have visited over 120 countries, But France is it! Over 20 years ago when I decided which country to focus on International Food Tours I decided on France. I had so much in common with the rich country of food history. One of my mentors and chefs was from the Alp region of France in Chamonix. I knew I needed to see and share.

For over 18 seasons I packed my bags and took small groups to the South of France. We lived in the former home of Julia Child. The past 5 seasons I have rented a 17th century villa, and this year Julia's former home is up for sale. An end of an era. I hosted about 150 in the home over the years.. We are in our final stages of booking 2016 dates as we only have 2 spots left and will not be adding a week. If you are interested, please email as soon as possible. .

I am so proud that I have 2 former tour goers coming back for yet another week in the South of France.  


Last week I created Tapas outside on the outdoor set. Here are the recipes. 

Sangria Blanca

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Cold Tomato Soup

White Bean Salad

I am back next week for National Cheesecake Day! July 30th.. 9am Live on SDLiving CW6.. Recipes here afterwards! 

France... by George Geary

I just returned from 2 weeks in the countryside in the South of France... It was the best year of tours ever I think. 

We had great classes, tours and food. The countryside was packed with red poppies and the aroma of the floral danced in your nose. We even walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film

We woke up to the village's church bells every morning and ended our evenings with them as well.  

2016 maybe the last year for our use of this great villa. So if you are interested please email us. The dates are April 24th-30th, 2016 .. We only have room for 4 couples.. We take care of everything except your airfare into Nice, France.. 

Don't Procrastinate! 


Cheers George



France 2016 Here we Come! by George Geary

I just finished packing for a 3 week tour of Europe. 

On Sunday I will be joining my 20th Season of "Foodies" in the South of France. I will be posting pictures and notes via Facebook and Twitter for you to feel like you are with us.. The following week I will have another group..

I always say that after 20 seasons of bringing people from around the world to "Julia's" neighborhood and markets , it feels like the first time. Here are some of the highlights of the tour:

All Ground Transportation is included
Living in a 18th Century Villa in the most charming village close to Grasse.
Three Hands-On Cooking Classes
Fresh Aroma of Croissants and Pastry every morning
Rose Garden Class on Aromas
Aroma Scents Instruction
Perfumery Tour
Cheese Class
Tours of Cannes Markets (Produce, Textiles, Fish, Candies and Cheeses)
Village Tours of (Grasse, Vallbonne, Antebes, Cannes and More)
Wine Socials in the Evenings 
                  And so much more!

We only have room for 4 couples (8 people) so if you are thinking about it, check it out! Our prices have stayed the same since 2009, and we have added a day and transportation!
2016 Dates are: April 24-30th

A week in the countryside of France will change your life!

If you are interested in a brochure, email me at or upload one here.. Brochure


George Geary CCP
Culinary Media


France Highlights from May 2014 by George Geary

France Highlights from 2014

Tuesday: (Candy Day) Prior to our breakfast many of the students went walking around the village of Seillans to the sounds of the church bells and the many trickling water fountains. Our second cooking class focused on a full menu of:

Mushroom Toasts ~Bouchees aux Champignons 

Minted Pastis Melon with Prosciutto ~Melon a la Menthe et Pastis avec Prosciutto

Rack of Lamb with Lavender Honey Crust ~ Carre d’agneau avec miel de lavandre

New Potato Gratin with Cream ~ Gratin de Pommes de Terre

Flourless Chocolate Cake ~ Gateau au Chocolat

After class we loaded into the cars to a trip to Bar su Loup. A private tour of the Confiserie Florian factory. They were making rose petal jam, glazed citrus, candies (sweets) and dipping chocolates. Above are the celmentines that get soaked for 3 weeks in a syrup, roses getting ready for sugaring, the workers are making the rose petal jam and teh pears are ready for canning also.

If you would like to have more information regarding next years tour.. Email me at 


France 2015! 20th Anniversary May 10th! by George Geary

George Geary Culinary Tours:

Here is the last picture of all of us from France last May.. Happy yet sad as we had the cars packed and heading to the airport to head home, on longer vacations and a few on the train to Paris. After we returned to the office I had 2015 book solid! I have added a second week for May 10-16th. We are adding a Photographer to help us all learn how to take better pictures. Landscapes to food to people! The prices are still the same as 2009.. And you get so much more. I pick you up at the airport!

Here is the Brochure. Act now! 



France... Here we Come May 2014! by George Geary

Award winning George Geary Tour Company will be traveling with a lucky group of people to the 18th season to the South of France in May 2014 This trip is all new all exciting! Nothing like any of the previous years! Everything but your flight is included! And the pricing is the same as 2009. Years prior you would have to have a rental car.. Not now! We pick you up at the airport and off to the Adventures of France. If you have any foodie friends that you think would enjoy this trip please pass on the information!

Here is a link to the brochure    France 2014