#FoodTravelSeries Ep.8: A Taste Of France

#FoodTravelSeries Ep.8: A Taste Of France

In episode 8 of the Food travel series, Chef Eric from Cook’n With Class brings a taste of France to our home kitchens with his delicious Monkfish with garlic and fennel sauce cream recipe. This is a great meal hearty meal to make for yourself and your family as it makes 6 servings! It’s best served with white rice.  This dish is a crowd-pleaser for sure!

Monkfish with garlic and fennel sauce cream recipe

Eric Fraudeau brings over 30 years in the food & hospitality industries in France, Mexico, Canada & the USA, including working in the kitchens of Alain Ducasse & Joel Robuchon. Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau started her first business in the hospitality industry at the age of 25 managing up to 17 vacation rental properties in Paris. Combining this French chef’s passion for French cuisine, and the entrepreneurial & marketing skills of his Nigerian-born American wife, Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau, this dynamic duo has been bringing eager food & wine lovers together for a culinary experience of a lifetime.

Founders of Cook'n with class

It started in 2007 when they opened @cooknwithclass.paris as a one chef operation, offering French cooking classes to visiting tourists, in English. Chef Eric was the first French chef to offer such classes full-time in Paris. The concept was simple: Class sizes were always kept small and included market visits as part of the learning experience; the cooking was hands-on; generosity was the motes Operandi; the objective was to share French culture through its food.

The Paris school has since grown and expanded from a one-room cooking school to a 2-floor, 3-studio, culinary atelier, including not only cooking classes but also French desserts, baguettes, croissant & cheese & wine classes & more.

In 2015 after moving to Southern France, they have offered cooking classes in @cooknwithclass.uzes focusing on Provençale and Mediterranean cuisine and introduced a week-long intensive French culinary vacation package to deepen the love of French food & wine always in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.


  • 1.2kg (3 pounds) Monkfish Fillet
  • 3 Garlic Cloves 
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • Salt and Pepper

For the Fennel Cream sauce:

  • 1 Bulb of Fennel 
  • 1 Onion 
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • 200ml White Wine 
  • 150ml Whipping Cream (Heavy Cream)
  • Salt and Pepper

How to Make Monkfish with Garlic and Fennel Cream Sauce:

You can watch chef Eric make monkfish with garlic and fennel cream sauce in the videos below. Please note there are two parts to the video. If you do try Eric’s recipe, please share your pictures by tagging myself and @cooknwithclass.uzes  using the hashtag #FoodTravelSeries

Part 1:

Part 2:

Check out some interesting facts about France:

Interesting facts about France

Thanks, Chef Eric for bringing a taste of France to our home kitchens. You can experience more of France virtually through their online French cooking classes and 100s of other recipes on Cooknwithclass.com


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