Franz was born in the beautiful city of Dresden in Germany and came to live in the Azores more than 20 years ago. By growing up on Faial Island he became a true Azorian, with strong connections to people and land of his adoptive home.
Very much in love with the islands and with everything that surrounds them, Franz is a competent tourist guide on land and in the sea. Over the years has developed a special esteem for Azorean cuisine and products. As a cook he knows the traditional cooking techniques of the islands well and likes to give them a little twist with elements, seasonings and creativity from distant places.
Cooking class in the Azores. Our 5 hours cooking class will give you a taste of true Azorean tradition and culture. In other words, we combine experience, learning, art, pleasure, and hospitality into a journey towards authenticity. Not only will you be cooking during the five hour class, you will be eating as well. Possible dishes include combinations of fruit and local cheeses, squid salad with rock samphire, coastal fish ceviche with coriander and lime, grilled limpets with lemon butter, chili and herbs, Caldo de Peixe from Pico (fish stew), or grilled pelagic fish skewers on laurel wood. As for our meat options, we offer regional steak with yam and verdelho sauce, lamb with pumpkin and orange, feijoada Flores Island style, and roasted octopus. For dessert we offer dishes such as fruit salad, regional sweet rice, and green tea pudding. Our cooking class is true to our traditions with a hint of innovation. This class will teach you our culinary techniques and traditions and give you the chance to taste new flavors.