Cooking holidays and wine

Pumpkin velouté recipe

Pumpkin velouté recipe

This classic French recipe comes from the kitchen of one of our French cooking and wine holiday hosts and makes a perfect starter or light lunch option. There is no messing around with complex ingredients – this dish is simple, allowing the full flavour of the pumpkin to show off. Serves 4 […]

by July 18, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Greek Cooking | Katerina’s alternative tiropita: vegetarian cheese pie with grape leaves

Greek Cooking | Katerina’s alternative tiropita: vegetarian cheese pie with grape leaves

Chef Katerina, cooking tutor on our Greek cookery holiday in Poros, has kindly shared some of her wonderful Greek recipes with us for culinary inspiration and new ideas. Lately, as you may already know, I have been trying avoid those dreaded carbs (and thus taking full advantage of summer BBQs). […]

by July 17, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
French stuffed chicken (Ballotine de Poulet) recipe

French stuffed chicken (Ballotine de Poulet) recipe

This traditional French recipe comes from the kitchen of our chefs David and Bernard in Toulouse, who know a thing or two about great French cuisine. When they aren’t compiling their own versions of classic recipes, they run wonderful French cooking and wine holidays in South West France. Translated, ‘ballotine’ […]

by July 8, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Italian Cooking | Oli’s pasta alla Norma vegetarian dish

Italian Cooking | Oli’s pasta alla Norma vegetarian dish

While going through some Italian recipes from our amazing chef and Italian cooking holiday host, Oli, I found a classic Italian pasta dish that would be perfect for my husband (the vegetarian) and myself (a meat obsessed freak), which I could whip up with what I already had in the […]

by June 21, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Tried and tested: Oli’s fresh pasta cookery workshop

Tried and tested: Oli’s fresh pasta cookery workshop

Full disclosure. I spent 6 years living in Italy. Whilst I can assure you that many plates of pasta were eaten, not once did I actually make the pasta myself. And no, I don’t mean packets of the dry stuff you can buy anywhere. I mean the real deal – […]

French cooking | Poul’s white asparagus with grilled scallops, spinach, black pudding and curry & apple cider sauce

French cooking | Poul’s white asparagus with grilled scallops, spinach, black pudding and curry & apple cider sauce

One of our gorgeous cooking holidays, in the Brittany region of France, has just been awarded one of The 9 Best European Tours for 2018 – by SmarterTravel, and this recipe is an easy way to see why! Between the Michelin star food, array of wine and ciders, stunning French […]

by May 8, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Bologna

Italian cooking | Marco’s Tagliatelle al Ragu recipe

Before we start, let’s get one thing clear – spaghetti bolognese does NOT exist. If you try to order this dish in Italy, especially in the region of Emilia Romagna, locals will scoff at the idea and tell you as much. Instead, locals from Bologna, ‘i Bolognesi’, feast on fresh […]

by April 19, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Spanish cooking | Clive’s stuffed piquillo peppers

Spanish cooking | Clive’s stuffed piquillo peppers

Spanish cookery holiday hosts Clive and Maki, are a husband and wife team who run cookery and horse back riding holidays out of their lovingly restored Spanish Finca in the mountains of Andalucia. While Maki will be your super host, making sure you are well looked after, Chef Clive will […]

by April 11, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Italian cooking | Marco’s typical tigella bread recipe

Italian cooking | Marco’s typical tigella bread recipe

Emilia Romagna is renowned for being the gastronomic capital of Italy; home to wonderful local produce and some of the country’s most famous dishes. Erm, lasagna anyone?! It is a cooking enthusiasts paradise! Tigella is a type of bread typical to the region of Emilia Romagna, where Marco runs wonderful […]

by March 27, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Italian cooking | ‘Trota en Saor’ – marinated trout recipe, Lake Garda style

Italian cooking | ‘Trota en Saor’ – marinated trout recipe, Lake Garda style

This Italian dish is simple, fresh and easy, and comes right from the shores of Lake Garda, northern Italy. It is a recipe from Italian Chef Andrea’s kitchen, who runs Italian cookery holidays with his wife Lara from their restaurant near the town of Torri del Benaco on Lake Garda. […]

by March 16, 2018 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes