Recipes

Mezzaluna de Zucchini al Pesto – an authentic Italian pastry recipe

Mezzaluna de Zucchini al Pesto – an authentic Italian pastry recipe

This “Half moons with zucchini and fresh pesto” recipe has been shared by our Tuscan chefs from their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Italy, so there’s not better place to find an authentic recipe for a dish containing pastries and pesto. Once you’ve mastered this Italian recipe (or even if […]

by March 10, 2017 Recipes
Coccoli Bread Dumplings – traditional Italian recipe

Coccoli Bread Dumplings – traditional Italian recipe

This traditional Italian Coccoli (bread dough dumpling) recipe comes from our gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Tuscany. They lovingly share their authentic Italian recipes, so there’s no better place way to cook this traditional dish. Once you’ve eaten these delicious treats, you can join the chefs for a gourmet cookery holiday in gorgeous […]

by March 10, 2017 Recipes
Tortino de Carciofi – a traditional Tuscan recipe

Tortino de Carciofi – a traditional Tuscan recipe

This authentic Tortino de Carciofi (artichoke frittata) recipe comes from some of our Italian chefs at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Tuscany, so there’s not better place to find a traditional recipe for this Italian dish. Once you’ve tried your hand at artichoke frittatas, you can join them for a gourmet cookery holiday in gorgeous […]

by March 10, 2017 Recipes
Cioccolatissimo – a traditional Italian dessert

Cioccolatissimo – a traditional Italian dessert

This traditional Italian Cioccolatissimo recipe comes from our incredible hosts at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Tuscany, so there’s not better place to find an authentic recipe for this traditional Italian dish. Once you’ve satisfied your chocolate craving, you can join them for a gourmet cookery holiday in gorgeous Tuscany, Italy. Serves: 4 […]

by March 10, 2017 Recipes
Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto

This gourmet wild mushroom risotto recipe comes straight from the professional kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley. Once you’ve sampled their amazing recipes, you can join them for a gourmet cookery holiday in France – the home of gourmet cuisine […]

by February 15, 2017 Recipes
A gourmet chef’s recipe: Coq au Vin

A gourmet chef’s recipe: Coq au Vin

This gourmet Coq au Vin recipe comes straight 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 an authentic recipe for this traditional French dish. Once you’ve sampled their delectable recipes, […]

by February 14, 2017 Cooking holidays and wine, Recipes
Marrow, Coconut & Lemongrass Soup

Marrow, Coconut & Lemongrass Soup

This gourmet marrow, coconut, and lemongrass soup recipe comes straight from the professional kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley. Once you’ve sampled their amazing recipes, you can join them for a gourmet cookery holiday in France – the home of […]

by February 13, 2017 Recipes
From the Chef’s kitchen: Cherry Cobbler

From the Chef’s kitchen: Cherry Cobbler

This mouthwatering and bite-sized cherry cobbler recipe comes straight from the professional kitchen of our hosts Freya and Chef Maynard at their gourmet cookery school in the heart of the Loire Valley. Once you’ve sampled their amazing recipes, you can join them for a gourmet cookery holiday in France – the home […]

by February 10, 2017 Recipes
Delicious quinoa, banana and almond cake recipe

Delicious quinoa, banana and almond cake recipe

Yoga instructor and in-house nutritionist Jo Dombernowsky has just published her first cook book. Jo teaches and prepares all the meals at our popular Pilates and yoga retreats in Fuerteventura. Jo proves that you don’t have to sacrifice good taste for good health. Serves 10-12 Ingredients 150ml quinoa 300ml water […]

by November 20, 2014 Recipes
Mediterranean seafood salad recipe

Mediterranean seafood salad recipe

The Mediterranean undoubtedly serves up some of the best seafood around. Seafood, which plays a central role in the region’s cooking heritage, has found its way into Catalan stews, Greek soups, Italian pastas and French… pots (really. Just juicy mussels in a large bottomless pot. Deceptively simple, absolutely delicious.) Seafood […]

by October 2, 2013 Recipes
Italian baked mussels recipe

Italian baked mussels recipe

The term le gratin (pronounced gra-TAN, with the French deep-in-your-throat ‘r’) is a French expression that refers to the social elite. To help myself remember, I always think of le gratin as the “upper crust” of society, evocative of the French dish that was no doubt the inspiration behind this […]

by October 2, 2013 Recipes
Pizza stuffed with eggplant recipe

Pizza stuffed with eggplant recipe

A wise man once said, “You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” October is pizza month, perfect time to indulge in these wonderful treats. As 1st October also happens to be vegetarian day, here’s a special vegetarian pizza recipe from our […]

by October 1, 2013 Recipes
Potato croquettes recipe from our chefs in Italy

Potato croquettes recipe from our chefs in Italy

I love potatoes, in any form. Baked, fried, sautéed, boiled, mashed, whipped, processed into thin, crispy slices with zero (negative, possibly) nutritional value… Here’s a crocchette di patate recipe from our chefs in Italy. Top of my ‘recipes to try (once I decide to start exploring the culinary arts)’ list. […]

by September 30, 2013 Recipes
Healthy beetroot chocolate cake with cardamom recipe

Healthy beetroot chocolate cake with cardamom recipe

We all love delicious things. We don’t all know how to get these without loading ourselves full of additives and artificial sweeteners. Enter Jo. This Pilates teaching chef and nutritionist knows her stuff. She has just published a shiny new cookery book, advising us on how to create tasty and […]

by September 17, 2013 Recipes
Date puree recipe

Date puree recipe

Nutritionist, chef and Pilates teacher Jo Dombernowsky has just published her first nutritious (and delicious) cookery book. Date puree features as a healthy alternative to sugar or artificial sweeteners. Kill two birds with one (date) stone by satisfying both your sweet tooth and your nutritional needs with this simple recipe. […]

by September 17, 2013 Recipes