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A day in the life of our French cook Marlene

A day in the life of our French cook Marlene

Our French cook Marlene lives in the sun-soaked ‘garden’ of France, discover what a day in her life is really like… On an average day with the guest I have breakfast around 9.30 and then we’ll head off to meet some of the many fantastic local producers in the region. […]

Our French cook Marlene’s passion for sharing her family’s recipes

Our French cook Marlene’s passion for sharing her family’s recipes

“It always blows me away that people on the other side of the world are producing my 92-year-old grandma’s recipes, I love telling her that.” From the minute our French cook Marlene was old enough to hold a spoon she was old enough to cook – as far as her […]

Italian Cookery Holiday – Antonellas Cookery Book Launch

Italian Cookery Holiday – Antonellas Cookery Book Launch

We are pleased to announce that Antonella, our amazing Chef from Veneto, Italy has released her own cookery book. Antonella’s Italian cooking classes have been a great success and have received fantastic reviews from her students. Her passion for food, skill and knowledge transform simple ingredients into the most delicious […]

Insiders guide to Spanish table olives

Insiders guide to Spanish table olives

Chef Clive, who teaches would-be chefs to cook on our Spanish cooking courses in Andalucía, shares his experience of this year’s olive harvest in Spain. It is not so difficult these days to find some mouth watering table olives prepared in different ways – pickled with herbs and garlic, stuffed with […]

A day in the life of our professional Spanish chef & part time olive farmer

A day in the life of our professional Spanish chef & part time olive farmer

The olive harvest is just around the corner once again…I have been asked by my neighbours/friends to help them harvest the green olives again this year. On a night of our village Fiesta a few weeks ago, Maria Angustias grabbed me and asked, “Clive, are feeling strong like a burro (donkey)? […]