Cooking holidays and wine

4 cooking holiday experiences you haven’t considered yet

4 cooking holiday experiences you haven’t considered yet

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a self-proclaimed chef, cooking holidays beat cooking at home for four reasons. One: you gain access to recipes and ingredients that tingle your tastebuds. Two: you get to meet other cooks who share your passion for food and cooking. Three: you’ll be cooking in […]

by September 9, 2017 Cooking holidays and wine
Guest review: Suzanne shares her Greek cooking holiday experience in Poros

Guest review: Suzanne shares her Greek cooking holiday experience in Poros

Suzanne hails from the U.S. state of New Jersey and has spent some time in Italy stationed with her husband. She has been passionate about cooking for the past 45 years, and owned a restaurant in the past. When her military husband had to go away for work, she thought […]

Guest review: Clare shares her fish and crustacean cookery experience in Gascony

Guest review: Clare shares her fish and crustacean cookery experience in Gascony

Years ago, Clare lived in Toulouse. Recently, she started missing it all — the language, the town, and the food — and decided she should go back. As a single woman, she asked friends to join her, but no one else had the free time. So, she thought GoLearnTo would be […]

Guest review: Antony shares his cookery holiday experience with host Marlene in Bordeaux

Guest review: Antony shares his cookery holiday experience with host Marlene in Bordeaux

Antony is a middle school cooking teacher in Australia, and loves using his holiday time to try different cooking holidays all over the world to find new ideas to incorporate into his classes. This was his third cooking holiday with GoLearnTo (in the past, he visited and cooked in Italy and Spain); […]

Make the most of your holiday to Provence

Make the most of your holiday to Provence

Picture Provence: its iconic lavender fields, vibrant rows of sunflowers, lush forests, olive groves, craggy hillsides, bountiful vineyards, blissful beaches, pétanque players, and quaint villages. The extraordinary variety of the region, steeped in ancient history dating back before the invasion of the Romans, deserves to be celebrated through active engagement with […]

by August 24, 2017 Cooking holidays and wine, Travel advice
Spicy tomato and chorizo soup from the kitchen of a French chef

Spicy tomato and chorizo soup from the kitchen of a French chef

This spicy tomato and chorizo soup recipe comes from the kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley. Once you’ve sampled this delicious recipe, you can join their gourmet cookery holiday in France – the home of gourmet cuisine – to try your hand […]

by August 20, 2017 Recipes
Puglia, Italy’s most underrated holiday destination

Puglia, Italy’s most underrated holiday destination

Puglia is one of the most underrated regions in Italy, flying under the radar as regions like Chianti, Tuscany, the Venetian Riviera, and the Cinque Terre take centre stage. A bit of background This fertile area in Southern Italy forms the heel of country’s boot. Not widely renowned as a tourist hot spot, […]

by August 19, 2017 Cooking holidays and wine, Travel news
Pistachio shortbread from our French chef

Pistachio shortbread from our French chef

This homemade pistachio shortbread comes from the professional kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley, so there’s not better place to find a delicious recipe. Once you’ve sampled their delectable recipes, you can join them for a gourmet cookery holiday in France – […]

by August 18, 2017 Recipes
Guest review: Sue and Richard share their French cooking holiday experience in Bordeaux

Guest review: Sue and Richard share their French cooking holiday experience in Bordeaux

Sue and Richard both love to cook, so a holiday that combines a perfect setting, lovely, cosy accommodation, great food and wine, and excellent, but laid back cooking tuition was something they always thought about doing together. As they were searching for a French cooking holiday that fit the bill, Google […]

Homemade doughnuts with strawberry compote recipe from a French chef

Homemade doughnuts with strawberry compote recipe from a French chef

Just looking at the picture of these doughnuts made our mouths water, so we had to share it. Straight from the kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley, this dessert recipe is professionally made but still easy to follow. Serves: […]

by July 22, 2017 Recipes
Guest review: Elaine shares her cooking holiday experience in Tuscany

Guest review: Elaine shares her cooking holiday experience in Tuscany

Recently, we were able to sit down with Elaine, who recently travelled to Italy for an all-inclusive cooking and wine break in Tuscany. We chatted about her first experience with an all-inclusive holiday and her thoughts on Italian food and wine (emphasis on the wine) as well as her local host, […]

Crab, prawn and ginger spring rolls recipe

Crab, prawn and ginger spring rolls recipe

This Asian recipe comes from the professional kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley. While the school is in France, Chef Maynard’s skills range way beyond French cuisine, as you’ll see once you try this fantastic recipe. Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 egg […]

by July 15, 2017 Recipes
Why Tuscany still deserves a spot on your bucket list

Why Tuscany still deserves a spot on your bucket list

Undoubtedly a region suited to the finer things in life, Tuscany is renowned for many things — its artistic, architectural, and gastronomic delights are just part of what makes the rolling green hills and warm climate of this Italian region a place every type traveller should visit. For culture enthusiasts In Florence, the […]

Lasagna di carciofi (artichoke lasagna) – traditional Italian recipe

Lasagna di carciofi (artichoke lasagna) – traditional Italian recipe

This authentic Italian artichoke lasagna recipe comes from our incredible hosts at their Italian cookery school in the heart of the Tuscany, meaning it’s definitely the real deal. Once you’ve sampled this classic main dish, you can join them for a gourmet cookery holiday in the gorgeous Tuscan countryside. Serves: 6 […]

by July 9, 2017 Recipes
The art of cooking artichokes – preparing carciofi trifolati the Italian way

The art of cooking artichokes – preparing carciofi trifolati the Italian way

Cooking artichokes can be a tricky business. Luckily, when you have the recipe of a local Tuscan chef, they’re a breeze. Our hosts in Italy know how to prepare them, and do it well, and have shared their secrets below. Serves: 6 Ingredients 12 artichokes 1 lemon 2 cloves of garlic 6 […]

by July 2, 2017 Recipes