Cooking holidays and wine

Go truffle hunting on our new cooking holiday in Tuscany

Go truffle hunting on our new cooking holiday in Tuscany

When Chef Fabrizio contacted us the other day to say he had a new cooking holiday, we knew it would be a good one. Based near the Tuscan town of Arezzo, Fabrizio continues to impress guests with his Tuscan cooking and culture holidays but this new one has something that […]

by November 29, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Travel news
Guest review: Jude and her son finally get their cookery holiday together in Italy

Guest review: Jude and her son finally get their cookery holiday together in Italy

Jude and her son James’ first attempt to go on holiday together ended in a cancelled flight and no holiday. 5 years later, they decided to give it another go and finally get away for some quality time together. With James being half Italian, Italy was the top choice. Both […]

Italian cooking | Fritto Misto: Chef Rita’s favourite Christmas recipe

Italian cooking | Fritto Misto: Chef Rita’s favourite Christmas recipe

When I visited Rita on her cookery holiday last year, one of my absolute food highlights was Fritto Misto, lightly fried seafood and vegetables piled high and splashed with lemon. Good Lord! I can still taste it now. As a homebody during the Christmas season, I have only learned from […]

by November 7, 2018 Recipes
Authentic Italian pizza Napoletana recipe

Authentic Italian pizza Napoletana recipe

Who can resist the sight of a freshly cooked pizza? Especially one cooked from a traditional Neapolitan recipe like this one from our Italian chef Antonella, who runs Italian cookery holidays in Sorrento. Neapolitan pizzas are famed for their thin base but puffy crust, perfect for mopping up delicious fresh […]

by October 31, 2018 Recipes
Italian cooking | Chef Oli’s recipe twist on traditional bruschetta toppings

Italian cooking | Chef Oli’s recipe twist on traditional bruschetta toppings

Preparing delicious authentic Italian food doesn’t always have to result in a messy kitchen. Enter bruschetta (pronounced /broos-keh-ta/) – fresh crusty bread topped with fresh ingredients, such as the classic chopped tomato and basil. It’s a favourite of Chef Oli, who loves to share the wonderful simplicity of bruschetta with […]

by October 16, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Ricotta and spinach dumplings recipe

Ricotta and spinach dumplings recipe

Ricotta, spinach, sage – a classic Italian flavour combination that never fails. This delicious savoury dish celebrates that combo perfectly and comes straight from the kitchen of our wonderful Italian chefs. You can learn more about the secrets of Italian cookery and how to pair classic ingredients on one of […]

by October 11, 2018 Recipes
Gâteau Pithiviers – sweet French almond pie recipe

Gâteau Pithiviers – sweet French almond pie recipe

Try to resist this delicious enclosed puff pastry and almond pie recipe from our chefs in France. Go on, we dare you! The classic gateau Pithiviers is an absolute stunner. And don’t be misled by the pie part, this puff pastry dessert is delicate, sweet and a firm taste bud […]

by October 3, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Famous Shipwreck Bay on the island of Zakynthos

Meet Denia and family, our activity holiday hosts in Zakynthos, Greece

“Antonio and Effie could not have been more attentive than they were. I had a fabulous time with them.” Diane – a solo traveller who has recently returned from our cooking and wine holiday in Greece. Yet another glowing 5 star review for Antonio and Effie’s family who run our […]

by September 20, 2018 Our artists, Our chefs
French cooking | Chef David’s tarte aux pommes recipe

French cooking | Chef David’s tarte aux pommes recipe

Now we aren’t going to get into a debate about whether a traditional British apple pie is better than a French tarte aux pommes (that’s French for apple pie!). All we know is we are a fan of both and would quite happily eat either. Chef David and his co-chef […]

by September 17, 2018 Recipes
Italian cooking | Mirella’s authentic Tuscan panzanella recipe

Italian cooking | Mirella’s authentic Tuscan panzanella recipe

Mirella has been running her Tuscan cooking holidays with GoLearnTo.com for as long as we can remember now. And exclusively for you, she has chosen to share the recipe for one of her favourite dishes – an traditional Tuscan panzanella salad. Panzanella is a Tuscan tomato and bread salad and […]

by August 30, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes